The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) hosts an interactive and hands-on exhibition, Astronaut, that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere.
Astronaut is a unique traveling exhibition that reveals all the stages of becoming a space explorer. From training, to blasting off and living in space, Astronaut investigates the day-to-day activities alongside the unique science conducted in space, exposing a reality not often shown.
The exhibition is divided into three zones: a training zone where visitors experience some of the challenges involved in becoming an astronaut; a rocket launch that stimulates blast off; and a space lab where life and science in space is explored. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space.
Astronaut also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges such as communicating with mission control, monitoring damage to your space craft or landing a capsule. Visitors can come and test their grip strength in special gloves that mimic a pressurized spacesuit, or they can work together to launch a space mission smoothly.
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Within the walls of MOSH are three levels of exhibits that make science, history and innovation accessible for all. From interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time and Atlantic Tails to the Florida Naturalist’s Center, which houses animals native to northeast Florida, there is something for all ages to discover.
Indulge your imagination with a live science show, animal encounters, or explore distant galaxies in one of our planetarium programs. When visiting Northeast Florida’s only science and history museum, there is no limit to what you can discover!