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Address: 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone Number: 813-987-6000
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Description: Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry...
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.
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Good way to spend the day indoors

We were in the area and looking for somewhere good to go indoors to take a break from the heat. Reasonably priced and the general admission comes with an IMAX movie pass. Plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Palm Harbor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting exhibits - a lot of hands on that help explain common theories such as fulcrum gear ratios, etyc. Also staff will actually help a child build a motorized mini computer controlled vehicle. Nice IMAX theater of space development and exploration. Outdoor rope climb (extra fee) and zip line which kids really liked. All in all very well done and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in the area and looking for somewhere good to go indoors to take a break from the heat. Reasonably priced and the general admission comes with an IMAX movie pass. Plenty of exhibits and things to keep the kids occupied.

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Jalisco, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take the family, especially the younger members. They get a super education on a lot of different aspects of science, nature, and industry without realizing it as they are having fun playing in the process. The Kids In Charge area was completely devoted to this and was even fun for the adults. In the... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting things for little ones to do. A good family attraction. Lots of interesting information for adults on different topics and interactive things for the kids. My only complaint would be that a lot of things seemed to be broken. The museum should make sure everything is in working order.

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ajtscheschlog
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

While doing the theme park thing for vaca, there was a all day rain event so we decided to drive to MOSI. It was well worth the drive and easy to get to from the interstate. Our daughter was 8 at the time of visit and found it very engaging and learned alot. For those from the Philly, PA area... More 

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Would definitely recommend a visit to MOSI. It's an engaging and educational attraction to balance out the "Disney" factor in a Florida vacation. We spent most of our time in "The Amazing You" exhibit about the human body. It was interactive, comprehensive, and entertained my young teens. We also enjoyed the IMAX movie "Mysteries of the Unseen World", the planetarium,... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I hadn't been to MOSI in years, so it was like a totally new place. We were a group of 7- including 2 teenagers and 2 five year olds. Everyone enjoyed it for different reasons. The kids would have stayed in Kids in Charge all day. The health floor was overwhelming even for the adults, but there were just enough... More 

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Management response:

Hello Jacqui, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent experience here at MOSI. We are happy to hear that Disasterville, Kids In Charge! and the Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre were all a hit with your family. We always have ongoing promotions listed on our Facebook and mosi.org. Be sure to visit us again later this summer... More 

Ferguson, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went for a visit with a family of 4, 2 boys aged 7 and 10. Really enjoyed the Robotics (Imagination) section, the human body section was well researched, funny, and found ways to turn learning into fun (Whack a Cancer Mole, anyone?) Kids In Charge was great too. The cafe was the only disappointment, it closed so early and had... More 

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

Hi Michelle, We're glad to hear that you and your family had a blast here at MOSI! With over 450 hand-on activities, every learning experience is fun. Your comment regarding the cafe will be passed along to the appropriate manager. We hope you visit us again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have never been so underwhelmed by anything like this before however judging by the amount of school kids running around the place it appeared that some were having a good time. The exhibits were lacklustre and uninteresting to my non-scientific mind and so I did not feel included nor engaged at any point. The recently news worthy "Driverless Car"... More 

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

Louis, Thank you so much for your helpful feedback regarding your experiences at MOSI. We love getting a realistic look at the museum from a guests' eyes. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration while planning new exhibits and remodeling current ones. We hope you will come back and join us again in the future to see your suggestions... More 

Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went to see the bodies exhibit when they had it there and it was very interesting. We spent a few hours there and did not even notice the time just slipped right by. MOSI is very good at laying out the most informative and interesting exhibits that will just draw you right in. You must go if you have... More 

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Management response:

Teresa, We are so glad that you enjoyed the Bodies exhibit here at MOSI! If you thought that was interesting and informative, then you'll love the new exhibit this summer including a driverless car, robotic technology and drones (opening July 6)! We would love to have you come to the museum and enjoy these experiences as well. We look forward... More 

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Address: Address: 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone Number: 813-987-6000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa

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