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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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Some good science, lots of hands on for kids.

Well laid out with lots of different theme areas. The planetarium is excellent and the iMax theater is wonderful. It will be great when it gets the digital upgrade that is in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Halethorpe
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great museum, so much to see and do. Allow at least one day if not more if you want to see everything. There are several things to do not included in base admission price. For an extra fee you can add on a ropes course and zip line, my 8 year old loved it. There are lots of hands on... More 

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Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are happy to hear that you and your child enjoyed your visit and found the SkyTrail Ropes Course and Zip Line to be enjoyable. More 

Weeki Wachee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was soooo interesting and informative. We love coming to MOSI. We are always impressed with the informative way things are presented. This is surely one of the most worthwhile trips around...LOVED it

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Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are elated that you found your visit to MOSI to be informative. More 

On the road again
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385 reviews 385 reviews
72 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great place on a hot day to walk around, take your children and enjoy the exhibits. The IMAX theater is really cool and you will be immersed literally in the film being shown. This is one of the gems on the west coast of Florida. the Doctor

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Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our IMAX theater. More 

Fort Lauderdale
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had high hopes for the Museum of Science and Industry, but besides the unique building this museum fails on every account. I understand that it is hard to keep up with technology, but the shear fact that MOSI can't even fix what they have on display speaks volumes to the way this non-profit is run. I can easily say... More 

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Ta'Rikah J, Social Media Strategist 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 

Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

went for Chocolate festival and ended up enjoying MOSI exhibits even more. got to experience an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, fire disasters. got to see a human being in different stages of life from 8 weeks to 8 months. went with my 16 yr old son. we both enjoyed this very much

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

Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are delighted to hear that you and your son enjoyed the Festival of Chocolate and the museum! More 

Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well laid out with lots of different theme areas. The planetarium is excellent and the iMax theater is wonderful. It will be great when it gets the digital upgrade that is in the works.

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Management response:

Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Saunders Planetarium and the Florida Hospital IMAX Dome Theatre. More 

alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took our 8 year old and only had about 4 hours to spend. We under budgeted our time. We could have stayed much longer. He loved it. He really wants to go back. He did the ropes course and the zip line and loved it. We did the add on for the city pass with our busch gardens tickets... More 

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Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are happy to hear that you and your son enjoyed your time here and we hope you come back soon. More 

Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We've been blessed to travel to several science museums around the country, so relatively speaking, this one is average. We just happened to go during the Chocolate Festival which was fun. If it weren't for the chocolate however it seems there would not be too much to do. My 10-year old LOVED the rope climb/zipline!

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Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Festival of Chocolate. More 

Chicago, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We spent a few hours in the Kids In Charge exhibit to kill some time before our flight out of Tampa intl. airport. I guess we've been spoiled by the Chicago children's museum but this place was just ok. Most of the activities seemed to be for older kids as my three year old wasn't able to reach most of... More 

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Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! We are sorry to hear that you thought our Kids in Charge! area was just okay. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve this exhibit for future guests, please contact me at 813-987-6097. More 

Wheaton, IL
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum really should advertise as a museum for children. Most of the exhibits are geared towards kids and are of little interest to adults. We were disappointed to find only one choice of IMAX movies available the day we were there (on a week-end no less), and the one available was the least interesting of the three supposedly showing... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your recent review of your experience here at MOSI! Your visit is important to us, as a non-profit educational and community resource our mission at MOSI is to advance the public interest, knowledge and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, we depend on admission revenue from visitors just like you to help us deliver our... More 

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