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 2017/2018 School Programs for field trips or HERE to view our Outreach Programs.

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 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 the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in STEAM.

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

Let us come to you! Outreach programs bring MOSI to your classroom so your students can experience the wonder and excitement of Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) through hands-on activities.

Mobile Science Labs

Breaking it Down (K - 8th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Have you ever wondered how the body receives energy from the food that you eat? Follow your food’s fantastic voyage through the digestive process and discover just how important that peanut butter and jelly sandwich really is! From the enzymes in saliva to the powerful acid found
in your stomach, learn how your body breaks down food and obtains nutrients through hands-on experimentation and simulation. Young learners will have fun getting their hands dirty as they mix, churn, and absorb different materials just as their bodies would.

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Potions in Motion (K - 8th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Take matters into your own hands and explore the world around you through chemistry! Mix, smash, and stir ingredients to create dazzling, fizzing, and bubbling effects. Try experiments involving density; states of matter; acids, bases, and salts; oxidation-reductions; and more. Grab your safety goggles and set your inner mad scientist free!

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Robot Round-Up (3rd - 8th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes
Feel the thrill of victory as students perform amazing feats in this exploration of robotics and engineering! Investigate the forces behind machines to construct robots and program them to solve team-based racing and maze challenges. Experience science with new ideas in future technologies.

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Rocky Road (K - 8th)

Capacity 30 | 45 minutes | $750 per day for up to 5 sessions
Ease on down the Rocky Road and get your hands dirty studying fossils, rocks, minerals, and land formations! Test the characteristics of minerals, recreate the layers of the earth, and more as you dig deep into geology and discover how much our Earth rocks!

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Science Assembly Shows

Science Extravaganza (K - 8th)

Capacity 150 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 for your students, teachers, and parents! Everyone will be amazed at the impressive display of science in action - some will even become superstars as they volunteer for hair-raising experiments and silly stage antics. 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 150 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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Chemistry: It Really Matters! (K - 8th)

Capacity 150 per show | 45 minutes| $750 per day for up to 2 shows
Explore radical reactions with MOSI’s mad scientist! Bubbles, explosions, and colors mix with atoms, molecules, and heat in this action-packed program. Students will observe larger than life demonstrations to understand the chemistry in the world around them. MOSI’s super safe scientists
will bring the “WOW” right to your school!

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Space Programs

Star Lab

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 Star Lab planetarium can re-create the nighttime sky complete with stars and galaxies. Discover the science of the stars and the stories behind them. Learn how to interpret the night sky and what’s
visible that evening.

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Telescopes to Go

Capacity 60 per show |2 hours| $360 for 1 telescope, $720 for 2 telescopes
Have an out-of-this-world field trip right at your school. Explore the wonders of the universe and the nighttime sky through telescopes. Have record attendance at your next PTO or PTA event, or school family night. Imagine a program that excites your parents as much as your students. MOSI
astronomers will deliver, set up, and operate telescopes for a special SkyWatch at YOUR location.

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