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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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Clearwater, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
60 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

This place looks so cool from the outside, I just had to take my 2 and 4yr old. Very disappointed with the exhibits that sound so great online however were very rundown and rather boring. "From Field to Farm" was so broken down and had hardly any play food. Nice playground outside, but the mulch was dangerously low. The human... 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. As a hands-on, interactive museum, MOSI’s exhibits take on a lot of wear and tear every day, but keeping our museum maintained and beautiful... More

Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went to MOSI yesterday and was disappointed with the overall condition of the facility. Many of the displays / exhibits were not functioning - including the bike attraction over the lobby and the cafe was closed. The 3-D printing area was interesting and I enjoyed talking with one of the staff members that was "printing" a few items. The IMAX... More

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Shannon H, Public Relations Manager 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. I wanted to respond to some of your concerns, and see if there is anything I can do to help remedy the situation. In... More

Palm Harbor, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I brought my finance to MOSI (it was his first time) because I had such great memories of the place. However, I can honestly say that I was embarrassed that I raved about the place. It was run down, more than 50% of the interactive machines did not work, there were no explanations about some of the exhibits (earthquake, hurricane,... More

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

Thank you for your e-mail. I’m so sorry you were disappointed in your experience here at MOSI. We try very hard to provide an enjoyable and educational experience for all of our guests and in this case, it appears we have missed the mark. As a non-profit educational institution MOSI is dedicated to our mission of advancing the public interest,... More

Palm Harbor, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

MOSI sucks. It opened in the early 1980s, and seems like it never got updated. Literally 20% of the exhibits were broken and not working. The high-wire bike ride, on all the brochures, was closed without an explanation. This is a has-been place. Take your kids to the Florida Aquarium or Lowry Park Zoo instead. Shame on you, Tampa... this... More

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Shannon H, Public Relations Manager 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. As a hands-on, interactive museum, MOSI's exhibits bare a lot of wear and tear every day as kids of all ages play. Keeping our museum maintained and beautiful is one of... More

Lakeland, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Did I miss something, I try to be open minded when giving a review but unless you are taking a child under 10, there is nothing worth it. Outdated, with proper upgrades, could be a gem. They could do a lot better with the space. Shouldn't be charging anymore then $10 pp for what they offer. A family can do... More

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Shannon H, Public Relations Manager 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. As a hands-on, interactive museum, MOSI’s exhibits take on a lot of wear and tear every day, but keeping our museum maintained and beautiful... More

Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I love the MOSI IMAX dome theater. My husband and I go to the imax dome for night movies whenever they have a new movie on show. MOSI shows real movies after 6:00pm on Friday and Saturday (maybe Sunday?) evenings. They usually show action movies or scenic movies like Harry porters, SkyFall ect. The movies can be a couple of... More

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New York City, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great place for kids. If you are a homeschooler you can get a reciprocal membership for half off! We went in the afternoon, no one was there and we had the place to ourselves! There is so much to do there. If you want your kids to learn about weather this is the place to go... So much to do,... More

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Riva, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had low expectations for this place but it was included in the city pass so I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. The 3D printer exhibit was the best part for me. The staff was knowledgeable and eager to engage with the visitors. We got there early and the crowd was light. Some of the exhibits in... More

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