Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure at MOSH {Kid Tested, Mom Approved}

MOSH Shipwreck KidReview Jax Moms Blog

Before the new Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure exhibit opened at MOSH I let my son Cole skip school and attend a special sneak peek, behind the scenes tour of the new exhibit with me. The agreement was, that in exchange for a day of playing hooky at the museum, he would write up a short review of the new exhibit. So here you go moms {and dads} – A kid tested and mom approved perspective on why you should visit the new Shipwreck exhibit at MOSH.

MOSH Artifacts and Treasure Jacksonville Moms Blog1. Real Treasure
The new MOSH exhibit has lots of treasure explorers found on the ocean floor. There are gold and silver bars, and also coins. You can also see artifacts such as candlesticks and glass bottles. This treasure and artifacts can help you learn about how people lived long ago.

MOSH Hurricane Machine2. The Hurricane Machine
If you visit the Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure exhibit you can feel how hard the winds were when some ships sank. The winds go as fast as a hurricane. I didn’t want to go in it, so I made my mom do it.

MOSH Interactive Shipwreck Exhibits3. Interactive Exhibits
If you go to MOSH you can experience a lot of fun interactive exhibits. You can control a robotic arm and try to pick up treasure just like explorers would under the sea. In the pirate room, you can try to identify the pirate booty, raise different pirate flags, and look through a telescope to identify pirate ships. There is lots of other fun stuff do there.

MOSH Largest Traveling Exhibit4. Largest Traveling Exhibit
Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure is the biggest traveling exhibit MOSH has ever had. It takes up two floors of the museum. There are treasure and artifacts on the third floor and on the second floor there are lots of interactive exhibits. The exhibit will be there for six months; most exhibits are at MOSH for only three months.

MOSH Jax Shipwreck History5. Jacksonville History
At the Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure exhibit you can see treasure found off the Jacksonville coast. They found a China Jar two hundred feet under the sea off the coast of Jacksonville. You can see the jar and other artifacts in the Blue China exhibit.



About Cole

Cole is a second grader who loves playing soccer and riding his bike around the park. When he’s not busy doing homework you can usually find him building something amazing with his Legos or reading the latest series he’s checked out from the library.



Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure will be at MOSH now until March 31, 2015. Admission is included in your regular MOSH ticket and is free for members.

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1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States
The Museum of Science and History is a museum located  in downtown Jacksonville.  It is a private, non-profit institution located on the Southbank Riverwalk, and the city’s most visited museum. It specializes in science and local history exhibits. MOSH has many kid-friendly exhibits as wells events and a planetarium. There…
Shannon Beckham
Shannon is a former Special Education Teacher turned SAHM to two great kids, Cole and Kiley. Originally from Miami, Shannon met her husband while they were both attending the University of Florida (Go Gators). They decided to put down roots in Jacksonville Beach, and are very much enjoying the laid back salt life.


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