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Museum of Science and Industry

4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
813-987-6000
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Type: Science Museums
Owner description: Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry with more than 450 hands-on activities, plus Florida’s only IMAX® DOME... more » Owner description: Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry with more than 450 hands-on activities, plus Florida’s only IMAX® DOME Theatre, five-stories-tall and offering a higher resolution than any other theater in Tampa; It is more than a movie, it is an experience. Brave extreme weather conditions inside Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, and explore the stages of life in The Amazing You exhibition. Gaze into the starry night sky in MOSI’s Saunders Planetarium, and don’t miss exploring the outdoors in the BioWorks Butterfly Garden and MOSI Backwoods. Kids get to run the show at MOSI’s Kids In Charge!, the largest children’s science center in nation, while kids of all ages get a rush from MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line. « less
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Plant City
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited MOSI several times however my review is strictly on their summer camp program. As a museum it's a fun couple of hours but no need to go back unless you are visiting a special exhibit and even then, wait for a Groupon, most of the one's I've been too are over priced for what you get. As... More

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

While visiting family in FL, we decided to make the 45 min drive to MOSI (the 3D printing exhibit attracted us). I'll state up front the 4 adults had an okay time, but the kids (ranging in age from 9 yrs old to 2 yrs old) seemed to enjoy it. It is definitely worth it to go once just to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My 5 year old enjoyed it but I thought it was kind of dull. If it wasnt for the military discount I would have been disappointed if o had paid for the admission to get in.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's an ok place to visit if you are in the area. Areas appeared to be closed and few things not working right. However they have few interesting things and facts on the second floor. But that's about it.

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa is a great place. Highly interactive. Good for children, teens and adults of all ages. Fascinating exhibits. Lots of hands on stuff. Great IMAX theater. Worth every cent. We had such a a good time that we bought annual membership (good in many other museums across the US). It was only... More

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Riverview, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

MOSI is a great atmosphere for learning. We used to have the family passes, but now the kids are grown & we set our calendars to the night viewing of different planets & stars in the solar system. Certain times of the month, generally on Saturday evening MOSI & it's gatherers teach you about the planets & what to watch... More

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Great Falls
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This museum needs to be updated. It was great for the 90s, but not so much now . I got a refund! I do not recommend

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I love IMAX movies and MOSI is a very convenient place for me to go see them. I’ve seen all 5 of the standard films shown in the theater over the past couple of months, and I’m sad to say that every single show was disrupted because of people showing up after the movie had started. On average the shows... More

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San Antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The planetarium monologue was dull and boring. Do not eat the hot dogs because they are horrible. The snack bar employees do not deserve their job here. This is only a so-so place and I do not anticipate returning.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

this is a place that we have been to several times. But last time was the first with our son, and he loved it. Spent a couple of hours testing evening

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