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MOSI has something for all kids, whether they play in person or virtually!

Do your kids dream of being astronauts, engineers or chemists? Do they love to get messy and experiment? The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is full of fun, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) activities for all ages. Whether you want to come in person for programs, experience them digitally or check out ideas that you can use at home, MOSI is ready to go full STEAM ahead! Children are naturally curious and MOSI offers many ways to engage and foster that curiosity.

Due to COVID-19, MOSI has pivoted to provide safe interactions with our guests in a variety of ways. Check out some of our programs and see what works best for your family, either in-person or virtually. All in-person MOSI programs follow CDC guidelines to keep campers and staff safe.

In-Person Programs:

School’s Out, MOSI’s In Camps: MOSI’s school break camps bring STEAM alive through hands-on experiments and building projects. From coding robots to launching rockets, check out our camps offered over Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break.

Homeschool Programs: Enhance your homeschool curriculum with MOSI as your child engages through hands-on, inquiry-based programs. Each monthly theme encourages children to participate in experiments, group activities, problem solving, collaboration and critical thinking.

Minecraft Mania Saturdays: Join us for Minecraft Mania Saturdays and play on custom-designed worlds and scenarios found only at MOSI. Each week will feature a new adventure where you will learn useful tips and tricks.

Outreach Programs: Let the MOSI in MOTION mobile science lab bring field trips to you. Immerse your learners in STEAM through hands-on workshops that fit right into your daily schedule and curriculum. Chemistry, rocketry, geology, human body, robots and weather are just a few of the programs that can be directly correlated to the standards you teach.

Family Workshops: Check out our monthly family workshops to build and experiment as a team! Build rockets, create your own invention in our maker space or explore the great outdoors in our backwoods. Each workshop is designed to encourage parent/child interaction.

Skywatch: During this free monthly event for the whole family, come look through our telescopes into the night sky and chat with our MOSI astronomers about what you are seeing.

Virtual Programs:

Virtual Outreach: Not able to take a trip to MOSI? Let MOSI come to you…virtually!  MOSI is offering live, interactive, virtual STEAM programs led by fun and engaging MOSI educators via Zoom. Topics include forensic science, health and space.

Virtual Scout Programs: Looking for ways to earn badges in STEAM topics like robotics, movie making or mechanical engineering? MOSI offers those and so many more. All workshops are led by experienced, knowledgeable and engaging counselors.  

MOSI in a Box: MOSI-in-a-Box is packed to the brim with hands-on, minds-on STEAM activities that you facilitate when you want, where you want and how you want. Borrow, use and return—we take care of the rest! MOSI-in-a-Box includes four to six themed activities per box, a fresh supply of consumable materials, cleaning supplies to sanitize equipment between uses and training guides and background information for facilitators.

Whether you choose in person or virtual experiences, MOSI’s hands-on activities will encourage your child to actively observe, ask questions, touch, smell, build and experiment. Hands-on, inquiry-based science helps children learn strategies that will help them solve complex challenges in the future. More information can be found at the MOSI website at

Janet White
Janet White
Janet White is the Director of Education at MOSI.

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