School and Youth Group Programs

Enrich your students’ learning experiences with our new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) onsite, outreach (we come to you!), and field trip program offerings. We can also customize a special, memorable program just for your group!

MOSI offers educators the content-driven field studies that are fun, interactive learning opportunities for students. Educational programs and interactive exhibits are just some of the ways MOSI engages interest, curiosity, and a sense of fun in students. Let MOSI be an extension of your classroom in meeting Common Core and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in STEAM.

We look forward to partnering with you in implementing your STEAM curriculum while making lasting memories for you and your students!

Click HERE to view our 2018/2019 School Programs for field trips

Have questions regarding group programs and reservations? Contact our Reservations Department at (813) 987-6000 or Reservations@mosi.org!

Ready to book your group? Submit a field trip or outreach request to us now!

Field Trip Programs

MOSI offers educators content-driven field trips that are fun, interactive learning opportunities for students in STEAM education. Let MOSI be an extension of your classroom to help you meet your standards in a hands-on, inquiry, engaging way! Add a program to your field trip to enrich your students’ learning experiences.

Base admission to the museum for groups is $4 per person. Groups of 16 or more will receive 1 free adult admission for every 10 students.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Programs

Android Inventors

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Be the problem solvers of tomorrow! Build and code a dynamic science rover that follows your command. Explore different ways scientists and engineers reach remote places using robots. Investigate how sensors work with hands-on and “minds-on” experimentation.

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Kids Chemistry

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Examine the states of matter—solids, liquids, and gases. Mix common household items to explore physical and chemical changes. Play with mysterious ooze that you create.

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Up, Up and Away

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Explore the world of space travel through the eyes of an astronaut. Learn the parts of a rocket and then blast rockets up in the air. Finish your journey with a taste of astronaut ice cream.

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Starry Night (Planetarium Show)

Capacity 48 | 45 minutes |  $4 add-on per person
Listen to stories and see pictures in the sky to learn all about your starry night from Mars to the Milky Way.

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3rd - 5th Grade Programs

Kinetic Art

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes |  $4 add-on per person
Experience the action of poetry in motion as students master the mechanics of movement by building a Rube Goldberg-style machine. Teams work together to build a complex machine using pulleys, cranks, gears, marbles, and other engineering contraptions. Combining fundamental forces with creative invention, students will experience the pride of building a wild moving chain reaction.

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Robot Engineers

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Take on the role of a NASA engineer to build and design a Mars rover. Use imagination and problem-solving skills to guide robots across various terrains to collect samples. Discover amazing places in our solar system while exploring the field of robotics.

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Scene of the Crime

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
A crime was committed and there’s a mystery to solve! You and your team of detectives must analyze fingerprints, hair and other mysterious pieces of evidence in the lab to crack the case. Apply the tools and techniques of forensics to solve a simulated crime.

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Stormy Weather

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes |  $4 add-on per person
Be prepared for anything with this “low pressure” class that shows how and why weather patterns change. Learn about the tools used by meteorologists, see a cloud in a bottle , and learn about the rain cycle. Find out about lightning safety, hurricane preparedness, and see how many drops your cloud can hold before it “rains” inside a plastic cup.

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Totally Ooey Gooey

Capacity 30 | Ÿ 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Take ordinary things and make slime that will ooze through your fingers. Experiment with physical and chemical properties of matter to create colorful acid/base reactions, or reactions that heat up, cool down, or foam out of control.

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Planets (Planetarium Show)

Capacity 48 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Take a tour and discover the fascinating facts about each of the planets and their moons. Find out why Pluto was demoted, and view the planets through the lenses and sensors of satellites and the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn to identify planets in your own night sky.

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Starry Night (Planetarium Show)

Capacity 48 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Listen to stories and see pictures in the sky to learn all about your starry night from Mars to the Milky Way.

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6th Grade - 8th Grade

The Code of Life

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Explore why DNA is considered the “blueprint of life” in this introduction to its coded structure and the role that it plays in genetics. Extract DNA from human cheek cells and learn why each step of the procedure is important. Run gel electrophoresis to conduct a DNA fingerprint simulation in this exploration of biotechnology.

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CSI: Tampa

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Challenge you students to solve a simulated crime using a variety of techniques used by forensic scientists in the DEA and FBI labs. Students analyze evidence, such as hair and blood samples, and use chemistry to identify unknown substances to solve a simulated crime. Go behind the scenes of this fascinating application of science and technology.

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Kinetic Art

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Experience the action of poetry in motion as students master the mechanics of movement by building a Rube Goldberg-style machine. Teams work together to build a complex machine using pulleys, cranks, gears, marbles, and other engineering contraptions. Combining fundamental forces with creative invention, students will experience the pride of building a wild moving chain reaction.

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MOSI's Jr. Investigative Health Experience

Capacity 30 | 60 minutes | $10 add-on per person
Expose students to important health topics concerning cardiovascular health, and dissect a sheep’s pluck, which is the trachea, lungs and heart of the animal. Students will be able to observe not only the above-mentioned organs but also
the tissues, valves and muscles that make the organ function correctly. Students will also relate certain methods of dissecting this specimen to a prerecorded segment of an actual open-heart surgery that will be shown during the class. At the end of the program, students may ask questions about the latest information regarding heart and lung health.

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Robot Engineers

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Take on the role of a NASA engineer to build and design a Mars rover. Use imagination and problem-solving skills to guide robots across various terrains to collect samples. Discover amazing places in our solar system while exploring the field of robotics.

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Vital Signs

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $8 add-on per person
Dissect a sheep’s heart, lungs, and trachea to understand how they work. Learn to measure blood pressure and listen to the sounds of your heart in this exploration of respiratory and circulatory physiology. Additional lab fee applies.

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Planets (Planetarium Show)

Capacity 48 | 45 minutes $4 add-on per person
Take a tour and discover the fascinating facts about each of the planets and their moons. Find out why Pluto was demoted, and view the planets through the lenses and sensors of satellites and the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn to identify planets in your own night sky.

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Starry Night (Planetarium Show)

Capacity 48 | 45 minutes $4 add-on per person
Listen to stories and see pictures in the sky to learn all about your starry night from Mars to the Milky Way.

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8th Grade and Up Programs

The Code of Life

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Explore why DNA is considered the “blueprint of life” in this introduction to its coded structure and the role that it plays in genetics. Extract DNA from human cheek cells and learn why each step of the procedure is important. Run gel electrophoresis to conduct a DNA fingerprint simulation in this exploration of biotechnology.

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CSI: Tampa

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Challenge you students to solve a simulated crime using a variety of techniques used by forensic scientists in the DEA and FBI labs. Students analyze evidence, such as hair and blood samples, and use chemistry to identify unknown substances to solve a simulated crime. Go behind the scenes of this fascinating application of science and technology.

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Investigative Health

Capacity 30 | 90 minutes | $14 add-on per person
Through hands-on stations, such as suturing, tools of the trade, and engineering, expose students to important health topics and examine the heart, trachea and lungs of a mammal through dissection. Investigate how the heart and lungs work together to oxygenate and circulate blood throughout the body. Learn why interpreting an EKG graph is important for good health.

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Kinetic Art

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Experience the action of poetry in motion as students master the mechanics of movement by building a Rube Goldberg-style machine. Teams work together to build a complex machine using pulleys, cranks, gears, marbles, and other engineering contraptions. Combining fundamental forces with creative invention, students will experience the pride of building a wild moving chain reaction.

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Planets (Planetarium Show)

Capacity 48 | 45 minutes $4 add-on per person
Take a tour and discover the fascinating facts about each of the planets and their moons. Find out why Pluto was demoted, and view the planets through the lenses and sensors of satellites and the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn to identify planets in your own night sky.

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Robot Engineers

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $4 add-on per person
Take on the role of a NASA engineer to build and design a Mars rover. Use imagination and problem-solving skills to guide robots across various terrains to collect samples. Discover amazing places in our solar system while exploring the field of robotics.

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Vital Signs

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $8 add-on per person
Dissect a sheep’s heart, lungs, and trachea to understand how they work. Learn to measure blood pressure and listen to the sounds of your heart in this exploration of respiratory and circulatory physiology.

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MOSI In Motion Outreach Programs

The MOSI in Motion Mobile STEAM lab brings the excitement of a field trip to you in these fun-filled, hands-on workshops! Our engaging instructors bring out the “WOW” in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in activities that are perfectly portioned to foster the natural curiosity and creativity of your young learners.

The MOSI in Motion Mobile STEAM Lab includes:
•Hands-on, interactive, engaging STEAM activities to support your classroom curriculum
•Multiple sessions per day of the program of your choice
•All materials for the program
•Enthusiastic educators who are Lunsford certified

*Travel fees apply for sites more than 15 miles from MOSI. Full payment is required at least 2 weeks prior to program date

Mobile Science Labs

Bug Bonaza (Preschool Age 4-5)

Capacity 20 | 30 minutes | $360 per day for up to 3 sessions

Explore the wonderful world of bugs! See through a bug’s eyes, drink nectar through a bug’s mouth, and do the bug dance. Get an up close look at preserved bugs to observe eyes, wings, bodies, and more!

Motion Commotion (Preschool Age 4-5)

Capacity 20 | 30 minutes | $360 per day for up to 3 sessions

Learn how things move in this action-packed class where junior rocket scientists explore gravity and energy. These hands-on experiments will get them moving, thinking, and engineering.

The 5 Senses Lab (Preschool Age 4-5)

Capacity 20 | 30 minutes | $360 per day for up to 3 sessions

Be a sense-sational scientist! Use your senses to mix colors, explore textures, listen to mystery sounds, and identify flavors and fragrances in this super sensational lab!

3-2-1 Blast Off! (K - 5th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Engage in the race to space while defying gravity by designing and launching rockets. Explore the physical forces behind the motion and to help your rocket reach its destination. The countdown has begun, so prepare for liftoff!

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Breaking it Down (K - 5th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Follow your food’s fantastic voyage and discover how the human body breaks down food and obtains nutrients. From acids to intestines, explore the ins - and outs! -- of the digestive system in this hands-on workshop.

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Potions in Motion (K - 5th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Take matter into your own hands and explore the world around you through chemistry! Create fizzing, bubbling and colorful reactions while investigating density, heat, polymers, and matter.

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Rocky Road (K - 5th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Ease on down the Rocky Road and get your hands dirty. Students will become a junior geologists by observing amazing rocks and fossils, modeling the rock cycle, and even identifying a mystery rock!

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Cryo-Cool: The States of Matter (K - 8th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Is it magic or science? Explore the science of heat in this super cool show. MOSI scientists will use liquid nitrgen to demonstrate science at subzero temperatures, with investigations in solids, liquids, and gases.

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Robot Round-Up (K - 8th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes
Feel the spark of innovation as you dive deep into the exploration of robotics. Learn the basics of code to make your robot walk, talk, and maybe even dance! Experience science with new ideas in future

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Star Lab: Tales of the Night Sky (K - 8th)

Capacity 30 per session | 45 minutes| $750 per day for up to 5 shows
Can’t come out at night? Let MOSI bring the night sky to you! MOSI’s portable planetarium can re-create the nighttime sky complete with stars, galaxies, and constellations. Learn how to interpret the night sky, look at what’s visible tonight,  and listen to the stories about the stars.

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Science Assembly Shows

Marine Gang (PreK - 2nd)

Capacity 200 per show | 45 minutes| $750 per day for up to 2 shows
Join the Captain and on a trip through the Tampa Bay Estuary to learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Meet members of the Marine Gang and help them protect and conserve their natural environment.

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Chemistry: It Really Matters! (K - 8th)

Capacity 200 per show | 45 minutes| $750 per day for up to 2 shows
Explore radical reactions with MOSI’s mad scientists! Bubbles, explosions, and colors mix with atoms, molecules, and heat in this action-packed program. MOSI’s super safe scientists will bring the “WOW” right to your school!

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Science Extravaganza (K - 8th)

Capacity 200 per show | 45 minutes| $750 per day for up to 2 shows
Get ready for the science show of a lifetime!. Watch super cool cryogenics, spectacular electrical sparks, and rip-roaring rockets in this high energy show! Discover the concepts of heat, motion, and matter in the most memorable way when our educators make science larger than life, right at your school!

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Weather Wonders (K - 8th)

Capacity 200 per show | 45 minutes| $750 per day for up to 2 shows
Flash! Clap! Bang! Thunderstorms are an everyday occurrence in Florida but do you wonder how they form? In this interactive stage show, students will investigate how the basic ingredients of weather affect air pressure, precipitation, and convection currents to understand daily weather
patterns as well as natural disasters.

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Telescopes to Go (Kindergarten and up)

Capacity 60 per telescope | 2 hours |$360 for 1 telescope, $720 for 2 telescopes
Have an out-of-this-world experience right at your school. Explore the wonders of the universe and the nighttime sky through telescopes at your next evening event. MOSI space experts will set up and operate telescopes for a SkyWatch at your site.

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