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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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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
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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Ajax Ontario Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had people tell us to check out this Museum when in the Tampa area, so we took a drive to find MOSI. The price was comparable to other museums etc for entry, and we enjoyed the IMAX movie on Panda Bears. The older kids liked the medical exhibit area and disasterville, while everyone of all ages seemed to enjoy... More

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Ft Myers, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My 8 & 9 year old grandsons and I spent a day here in August, we had a BLAST! I agreed to the zip-line, but no one warned me that I had to climb up the outside of the outside obstacle course to get to the zip line! The obstacle course ( which was part of the ticket I bought)... More

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Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Brought my daughter here at least once a year for her first 20 years of life. Now I can't wait to bring my grand children. I love this museum! Learning about science but in a fun way. One of my all time favorites is the wind generator. Sit through a category one hurricane. The IMAX Dome Theatre is amazing! A... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went with a few friends, their daughter And my boyfriend during a free month promo for YMCA members and if I had paid for admission I would have been really upset. 80% of the exhibits weren't working. Everything was pretty dated. the cafeteria seemed really dirty. I did have fun in the planetarium. We saw a IMAX movie while... More

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Delray Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our grandkids and they probably liked the fire exhibit the best. We all tried the bike in the air, except great grandma. The IMAX film about Lemurs was wonderful. I liked the exhibit about how different cultures handle death the best. Some of the weather exhibits did not work well. It was an interesting day for everyone.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As science museums go, this one is just OK. It has some interesting exhibits but not really enough for most adults. More geared to kids which is fine. However, would prefer that they had far more interactive exhibits. Not enough of that. Their hurricane experience is different and interesting. Overall, nice to visit once or with your kids but there... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The kids will just love this place . There is so much for them to do and play with they won't want to leave.Maybe the adults won't either. Would recommend .

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

what a great visitors place to have here in my home town or close by Great movies exhibits and special events

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