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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 #26 of 60 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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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The basic things here are not a big draw. But the big spectacles are awesome. Just wish they were consistently good. The ticket prices don't make this place seem like a good value. Especially since you also have to pay to park here.

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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went for the Int'l Summer Camp. The tours were awesome, the displays were thorough, well curated and the activities were exciting.

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Tularosa, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went to the MOSI with my daughter and Grandkids, having memories of the Exploratorium, in San Francisco, in the 70s. This was way better. There was so much to do that we did not get to see or do it all and we spent the whole day there. My daughter made a Christmas ornament using a full spectrum laser... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When my kids were younger we used to go to MOSI all the time as we had a full membership, including the IMAX. Now they're teenagers and don't express much interest for the permanent exhibits but the special ones are always of interest. There is always something to do over there, relaxing for the parents if nothing else. The IMAX... More 

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tampa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

great for the kids and and a wonderful IMAX theater and they change there shows every season and also host the bay area Renaissance fair

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have a family pass and added two additional people for 50.00. Parking is included every time we visit. We love this place especially the imax movies

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Fort Myers, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have driven by the MOSI numerous times on our way to Busch Gardens. We finally stopped in last weekend. We purchased general admission tickets as well as access to the elevated rode course and the zip line. My ten year old and I had an amazing time on the rope course. It was scary and fun and exciting ..... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The museum offered great education for adults and kids. The zipline was fun. The staff was nice and professional.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went here as one of the City Pass tickets on a colder windy day. Our girls were able to make a 3D Christmas ornament on the computer and have it printed out using the 3D printer. We also saw the IMAX Great White Shark movie. Both were fun. Saw a couple of other exhibits which were in need of updates.... More 

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

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking your time to give us an in-depth review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Santa’s Workshop in Idea Zone and Great White Shark in the Florida Hospital IMAX Dome Theatre. We would love to hear more feedback from you regarding ways we can improve the museum for future guests. Please do not... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Just like other science museums this is not Disney so if you are expecting that type of quality and level of experience you will be disappointed, however there is alot to do and see there and my whole family had a great time. There are some older exhibits and some are not working but there are literally hundreds of things... More 

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

Hello Howie, Thank you for taking the time to give us such an amazing, in-depth review! We are happy to hear that you and your whole family had a great time. We value your positive feedback here at MOSI. More 

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