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Museum of Science and Industry

Address: 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone Number: 813-987-6000
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Ranked #27 of 67 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Science Museums, 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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I have only been to the MOSI once before this last visit. We really enjoyed it when we went, but it's just honestly way too expensive for our family of 5. I happened to see online that the museum has $5 day every so often, and boy was I excited. We got there a little before they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

He was managing the imagination playground and gave the kids such great attention. He was so nice and let the kids have their own imagination and just followed their lead. I would recommend giving him more hours and a raise. We just moved here from NYC and will definitely be back! I couldn't say anything better than he was the... More 

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Ta'Rikah J, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Hello Leah, Thank you for your kind words! I will make sure that your compliments are passed along to Daniel. We hope to see you and your family again! More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We got to go during the holiday season. At this time, they had all kinds of fun "experiments" in the lawn area. Gooey things and shooting marshmallows and exploding bottles of carbonated beverages. Not to mention all the fun things inside. The Imax on pandas was cool, but not too over the heads of a 6 year old. My favorite... More 

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Ta'Rikah J, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your recent review, we appreciate your kind words here at MOSI! We are happy that you enjoyed Mess Fest, which happens every month, and Santa's Workshop, where guests were able to create their own laser-etched ornaments. We will work on having a speedy delivery for our Everything's Fresh Cafe. We hope to see you again! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is really worth your time, and is very reasonably priced. A seperate building has even been built just for the children! MOSI as we 'crackers' call it, is the perfect place to learn by doing and touching. It is not one of those "look but don't touch" museums that you have seen before! They even have an indoor bungee... More 

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Ta'Rikah J, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear your enjoyed the interactive aspect of MOSI, as we have over 350 hands-on exhibits. We are always getting new films . Stay on the look out by keeping up with our website and Facebook for new films, events and exhibits! More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The new kids interactive area is awesome!! We could have easily spent a few days at the museum! The kids are 5 and 7 and had a blast. They loved the mission to the moon area as well!

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Ta'Rikah J, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Kids in Charge! area and Mission Moonbase! We value your positive feedback here at MOSI and hope that you visit us again! More 

Campbellsville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been here several times and all ways have a good time. I think it may be dated a bit but the kids allways learn something and want to go back.

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

Thank you for your review! We are so excited to make changes to the museum as a part of our 60th anniversary celebration over the next year. Get the kids ready to learn more exciting facts on their next trip to MOSI! More 

New Port Richey, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is in major need of an update....really hasn't changed since I brought my children almost 20 years ago....No WOW factor in anything!! Price is outrageous for what you get.......which is a whole lot of nothing!! It cost us $65 for 2 adults and 1 five year old...plus $5 to park. Most updated exhibit is the outdoor playground....but I... More 

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

Sharon, We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your trip to MOSI. It is our goal to provide excellent S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math)- based education to our guests and it seems we have missed the mark. I would love to speak with you personally about your experiences at MOSI. Please feel free to... More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had a lot of fun! there is an IMAX dome. we got to see a movie. Kids in charge was fun, even though Im an adult! I loved mosi. My favorite attraction was the weather place! Loved it!

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

Thanks for your review! We love Kids in Charge! especially those of us who are kids at heart. We’re glad you got a chance to let out your inner geek here at MOSI. Keep an eye on our Facebook for new and exciting events and exhibits coming soon! More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We live in Tampa, FL, and have been annual passholders for over three years. Setting expectations is critical, since Tampa MOSI is very small and outdated, and cannot be compared to the MOSI located in the major cities (such as Chicago's MOSI). To compensate for the exhibits, the museum has opened two attractions for older kids (the Zip Line ride... More 

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Shannon H, Director of Sales at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Hello, my name is Tony and I am the Director of Admissions at MOSI. Thank you for your feedback and for bringing this situation to my attention. I’d like to discuss this with you in a little more detail, would it possible for you to give me a call at 813.987.6322 or send an email to tony.cardinale@mosi.org? I look forward... More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I recently visited MOSI with my girlfriend and 4 year old son, and we had a very nice day overall. I do have to say we had to work to enjoy ourselves. Basically, there are a lot of interesting exhibits and experiments there for both kids and adults but they lack the "wow factor" that would interest a wider audience.... More 

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

Thank you for your review of MOSI. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the museum. We want to work on our WOW factor, so please feel free to contact us with any suggestions or additional feedback so we can take them into consideration for future changes and updates. We always welcome guest suggestions! My email... More 

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