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Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire | MOSH

Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of both the innovative spirit of the region’s burgeoning Maker Movement and the collaborative nature of North East Florida. It seeks to bring learning to life by sparking creativity in every citizen. The 2019 Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is produced by the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) with the support of a large community of makers, sponsors and organizations.

DATE AND TIME
February 16, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

VENUE
Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 23307

TICKETS:
Tickets Coming Soon!

Visit https://jacksonville.makerfaire.com/ for more info.

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Jax AquaFest 2019 | MOSH

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION*

OUR WATER, OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Explore the ways we can reclaim and conserve our water for future generations.

Join the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Florida Fish & Wildlife and more at Jax Aqua Fest 2019! Learn different ways you can support our community efforts to safeguard our water and the animals and plants that call the St. Johns River home.

**Activities**
– Special Guest Speakers
– River Tours with the St. Johns Riverkeeper
– OCEARCH: White Shark Science Skype Session with Captain Chris Fischer
– Guided Tours of the JEA HydroLogic Exhibit and Hixon Native Plant Courtyard
– Invertebrate Encounters at the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank
– Museum Wide Scavenger Hunt
– Face Painting
– And more!

Sponsored by The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board

*Free admission excludes Planetarium shows.

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Super Blood Moon Watch Party | MOSH

Celebrate this event and enjoy a night of astronomy through powerful telescopes on the ground as well as in the old-school JU Rooftop Observatory. Inside activities will include a STARLAB portable planetarium, videos, and short presentations throughout the night by local astronomers. We’ll have hot beverages ready for you, too. Come by for an hour or pull an all-nighter with us for this cosmic event where the sky is the limit.

Thanks to the Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville for collaborating with us on this event.

The schedule of events for this event can be found at https://www.ju.edu/bloodmoon/.

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Public Opening of Backyard Adventures | MOSH

MOSH invites you to step into a garden of wonders to experience the fascinating science that’s literally in our own backyard in our newest traveling exhibition, Backyard Adventures! Guests will discover the outdoors from the perspective of a bee, take a walk through a digital garden to see plants growing in super time and investigate the creatures that only come out at night!

– Special Edition Naturalist Show @ Hixon Native Plant Courtyard Exhibit 1 p.m.
Explore the plants and animals who you might find in your very own backyard!

– Extreme! Science Shows – Wild Weather @ JEA Science Theater 11:30 a.m.| 1:30 p.m. |3:30 p.m.
Discover the causes of how thunder and hurricanes are formed. Learn how meteorologists study and attempt to predict the powerful forces of our weather.

– Museum Wide Scavenger Hunt

– Insects: Friends or Foes? Learn about the different types of insects in a mix-n-match game!

– Seed to Plant Word Search – Explore the life cycle of plants from seed to flower!

**Special Guest**
– Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
– Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
– NEFAS (Northeast Florida Astronomical Society)

**About the Exhibition**
Backyard Adventures, created by Scitech, lets visitors step into a garden of wonders to experience the fascinating science that’s literally in our own backyard. Guests to this dynamic exhibition can discover the outdoors from the perspective of a bee, take a walk through a digital garden to see plants growing in super time and investigate the creatures that only come out at night.

The exhibition consists of interactive science displays such as Night Vision, Bee’s Eye View, Giant Pumpkin Bonanza, Critter Calls, Giant Skipping Rope, Backyard Sports, Garden Golf and Augmented Reality Garden Bed. These interactive displays engage visitors with science and technology and enable them to continue discovering the wonders of their own backyard even after they leave the exhibition.

Backyard Adventures is created by Scitech and produced by Imagine Exhibitions. The traveling exhibition is supported locally by Jax4Kids, City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition is on display through May 12, 2019 and is included with Museum admission.

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Weekend Roundup | January 18 – 20

Now that the madness of the holidays has officially passed, why not take the time to go out on the town as just a couple sans little ones for a much-needed Parents Night Out courtesy of TNT Gymnastics? They play while you do you. It’s a win-win! Take a family day trip down the coast and enjoy […]

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Jacksonville Science Festival Workshop | MOSH

Join Jacksonville Science Festival Director and Science GURU, Victor Toribio, as he demonstrates creative ways to create hands on interactive booths for the 2019 Jacksonville Science Festival. Workshops will also include cool lessons on technology! All ages welcome. This is a FREE workshop.

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Hall of Heroes Mini-Comic Con | MOSH

What better way to bid farewell to MOSH’s Hall of Heroes exhibition than to team up with the local Hall of Heroes Comic Con for this
special event exploring the world of superheroes and to pay tribute
to comic legend, Stan Lee.

Join both Hall of Heroes shows under one roof at the MOSH for a special one night event from 6-11pm celebrating all things superhero comics! Meet comic artist and creators, superhero cosplayers, panels, and tour the Hall of Heroes special exhibit at MOSH for its final weekend!

More info at https://www.facebook.com/hallofheroesjax
or http://themosh.org/.

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January First Friday Cosmic Concert | MOSH

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium rocks the First Friday of every month at MOSH! Experience total sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert!

**Cosmic Concerts begin promptly on the hour. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of show times.**

$10 per person per show • $5 for MOSH Members • Laser glasses are $1

January:
7:00 – Laser Magic
8:00 – The Beatles
9:00 – U2
10:00 – The Wall

Sponsored by Folio Media House

NOTICE: Planetarium shows, laser shows and light effects may cause seizures in certain individuals. If you have any concerns or questions about the show’s content or nature, please ask the operator/educator before the program begins. For your safety, and the safety of others, there is no admission or re-admission after a planetarium show has begun.

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Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) Meteorite | MOSH

MOSH is proud to announce its newest object on display from the MOSH collections – a Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) meteorite. This meteorite was part of a much larger body that broke up during entry into Earth’s atmosphere. When this rock was formed, our Solar System was in its early development. This rock avoided being pulled in by the gravity of growing planets until about 4,500 years ago, when it finally fell to Earth, landing in northern Argentina. The impact created a strewn field that spans two miles wide by twelve miles long and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 320 feet wide.  Over 100 tons of meteorites from the Campo del Cielo impact area have been recovered. MOSH invites guests to come in for an up close and personal experience with this object from space! MOSH is grateful to the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences in Bradenton, Florida for donating the meteorite, to the Asterion Foundation for supporting the cost of this display and to Dr. Mike Reynolds for selecting and preparing the meteorite.

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Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) Meteorite | MOSH

MOSH is proud to announce its newest object on display from the MOSH collections – a Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) meteorite. This meteorite was part of a much larger body that broke up during entry into Earth’s atmosphere. When this rock was formed, our Solar System was in its early development. This rock avoided being pulled in by the gravity of growing planets until about 4,500 years ago, when it finally fell to Earth, landing in northern Argentina. The impact created a strewn field that spans two miles wide by twelve miles long and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 320 feet wide.  Over 100 tons of meteorites from the Campo del Cielo impact area have been recovered. MOSH invites guests to come in for an up close and personal experience with this object from space! MOSH is grateful to the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences in Bradenton, Florida for donating the meteorite, to the Asterion Foundation for supporting the cost of this display and to Dr. Mike Reynolds for selecting and preparing the meteorite.

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Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) Meteorite | MOSH

MOSH is proud to announce its newest object on display from the MOSH collections – a Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) meteorite. This meteorite was part of a much larger body that broke up during entry into Earth’s atmosphere. When this rock was formed, our Solar System was in its early development. This rock avoided being pulled in by the gravity of growing planets until about 4,500 years ago, when it finally fell to Earth, landing in northern Argentina. The impact created a strewn field that spans two miles wide by twelve miles long and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 320 feet wide.  Over 100 tons of meteorites from the Campo del Cielo impact area have been recovered. MOSH invites guests to come in for an up close and personal experience with this object from space! MOSH is grateful to the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences in Bradenton, Florida for donating the meteorite, to the Asterion Foundation for supporting the cost of this display and to Dr. Mike Reynolds for selecting and preparing the meteorite.

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Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) Meteorite | MOSH

MOSH is proud to announce its newest object on display from the MOSH collections – a Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) meteorite. This meteorite was part of a much larger body that broke up during entry into Earth’s atmosphere. When this rock was formed, our Solar System was in its early development. This rock avoided being pulled in by the gravity of growing planets until about 4,500 years ago, when it finally fell to Earth, landing in northern Argentina. The impact created a strewn field that spans two miles wide by twelve miles long and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 320 feet wide.  Over 100 tons of meteorites from the Campo del Cielo impact area have been recovered. MOSH invites guests to come in for an up close and personal experience with this object from space! MOSH is grateful to the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences in Bradenton, Florida for donating the meteorite, to the Asterion Foundation for supporting the cost of this display and to Dr. Mike Reynolds for selecting and preparing the meteorite.

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