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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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Great museum for kids!

I have been to MOSI several times over the last few years and I just love it. It's a great place for kids to learn and have fun. The Kids in Charge area is great for hands-on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to MOSI several times over the last few years and I just love it. It's a great place for kids to learn and have fun. The Kids in Charge area is great for hands-on activities. And when they're just getting to rambunctious, just let them go outside and play on the playground. A few of the exhibits... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing hands on experience with the family. They have so much to offer at this amazing musuem. It entertains the entire family for hours. They just added a zipline station as well.

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Management response:

It looks like you and your family had a blast here at MOSI! We appreciate you posting your pictures. We hope you all will visit us again soon! Like us on Facebook for the latest updates on new exhibits and IMAX films. More 

Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took my nieces when they came to town. They really enjoyed it, and it helped that one is a little science geek! The adults in our group were impressed, as it is set u and run well. It's located near USF in the north part of town, not far from I-275. You can get some food and beverages there... More 

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

Hi Ken, We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your experience here at the museum. MOSI is the perfect place for everyone to unleash their inner science geek. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Central Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

They had more for the older kids in past years, but have really revolved around 2-7 year olds now. At least with regard to the activities. They do offer a sky trail and zip line, but that does not really pick up until the age of 12 or so, more for adults. The IMAX is in need of repair as... More 

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Arnold
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We took our grandsons here during our vacation, and they loved it. We thought we would spend an hour or two here, but ended up staying the whole day. There was a lot to do. The admission price even included an IMAX movie, which was nice. We paid a little extra for the rope course and zip line, and that... More 

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

Hello Daina, What a great day at the museum! We are so glad that you took the time to experience every exhibit the museum has to offer. From our IMAX to our Ropes Course, we strive to provide you with the best experience in Tampa! Next time you are in town, we will have some new and exciting things for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We loved the disaster area and learning about 3-D printing, but many of the interactives in the human body section were not working. The best activity was the self-driven "car" that took us for a short ride around the museum. It was neat to see this futuristic technology in action.

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

Hello, We are thrilled to hear that you loved Disasterville and learning about 3D printing. You can experience more futuristic technology in MOSI's Drone Zone. We hope you visit us again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We live south about an hour and a half, and we're looking for something different for the weekend with our almost 4yr old. This was it!. He had a blast, loved the humpback whale Imax show, the kids in charge was cool, and he liked the hands on exhibits on lightning and tornadoes.. We arrived at 10:30 and walked and... More 

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Management response:

Hi Rick, We are so glad that you and your family were able to take a trip up to MOSI this summer! It sounds like you all had a blast exploring the museum. As a hands-on museum, our exhibits tend to need a little TLC here and there so we apologize for some exhibits being closed. We can't wait for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Museum is just Ok. Thought it was expensive for what it offered. The exhibits are showing their age and many were not working. Don't drive a long distance or waste a pretty beach day on coming here. But, not bad choice for a rainy day I guess.

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Management response:

Hi Darren, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experiences here at MOSI! MOSI is the perfect shelter for a rainy or hot day.We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum is very nice. Good for families, specially kids and/or students. It is centrally located and the admission fee is ok.

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Management response:

Hello Joel, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your kind words about the museum. MOSI is truly the perfect place for people of all ages! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

MOSI is interesting but has not been progressive with its exhibits. It does sponsor many temporary exhibits which are extremely interesting, but, also charge additional fees which I cannot pay for a family.

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Management response:

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback regarding your visit to MOSI. We hope you can visit the museum to summer to experience our driverless car, the Drone Zone and robot coding inside of Idea Zone. All of these experiences are free with general admission. Also, we always have ongoing special offers so be sure to check out... More 

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