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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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Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

While on vacation, we visited MOSI to do something fun away from the beach during the rainy days during our week. Our 6- and 8-year-old boys LOVED it!!!! Yes, a few exhibits were broken, but there was so much to do that it didn't really matter, as we could not possibly have done everything thoroughly (without rushing through) in 1... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My 3 kids (ages 15, 10 & 2) and I went to the MOSI a few weeks ago on $5 day and we had SO much fun! My youngest was free, so I only paid $15 plus $5 for parking and everything was included in the price, even the IMAX and the planetarium. The only thing not included in the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took our 9 y/o science-loving grandson, specifically to see the 3D printing exhibit. Nobody else was around, so we spent quite some time talking with the young lady operating the printer. Very interesting & she's very knowledgeable; he appreciated the little souvenir she kindly gave him, and we took lots of pictures of him with his favorite printed objects.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my day at MOSI and only wish I had more time to spend there. Only saw ONE of the FIVE movies in IMAX Dome theater and could've seen them ALL if I had more time. It is an awesome experience. Also, was amazed that I could ride the high-wire bike! Everyone should try that. Only drawback was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fun day it was!! Something for everyone The I-MAX Panda movie was good... but I-MAX is not for everyone. Remember - if you start feeling dizzy - just close your eyes. We made the visit on a Sunday morning and there was no problem with the parking or the walk around. When we departed later in the afternoon - the... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Took my 11 year old daughter to Mosi today and what a fun adventure that was. There is so much to do, we ended up staying for over 5 hours. The I-MAX Panda movie was good. There are many interactive activities for the kids to do. I recommend eating a big breakfast before heading to the museum, enjoying a snack... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had a chance to spend some time with my brother and sister-in-law and their granddaughter on Tuesday. Where can you take a toddler that will keep their interests and allow adults to stroll and talk? MOSI! My relatives have a subscription to the Tampa Aquarium and during SWAPTEMBER they could use it to visit other attractions in the city-... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Took the family here over the weekend. Many of the exhibits were broken and/or poorly maintained. I was very disappointed at the variety of exhibits there. They need to do some major updating and maintenance on the place. I would not return unless some major renovations are done. There are too many other nice destinations in the Tampa Bay area... More

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MeganHaskins4801, Public Relations at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback regarding your visit to MOSI. Thank you for letting us know that you experienced some exhibits that require our attention. We are working to update and replace some of our older exhibits in the next year. In fact, in just a few weeks (mid-October 2014), we will be opening Imagination Playground,... More

new york
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm not sure why all the negative recent reviews. My family loved this place, especially my 12 and 14 y/o kids who get bored at a lot of museums. We loved all the interactive activities including the wind machine, hearing testing, electricity exhibits. They especially loved the one where you wear chain-mail on your arm and attract electricity painlessly. We... More

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What happened to MOSI? We loved it in 2008 and 2010 but was extremely disappointed this year. You were a science and industry hands on educational museum but somewhere you've lost focused. Stop trying to be a tourist attraction and get back to your roots of science and education. You spent a lot of money on the ropes and zip... More

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Shannon H, Public Relations at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your visit to MOSI. We really appreciate you letting us know that you had some issues and I am so sorry for the inconveniences and problems you experienced. We are working to update and replace some of our older exhibits in the next year. In fact, in just a few weeks (mid-October... More

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