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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 way to spend a day, no matter your age

This is one of the best science museums I have ever visited. There is so much to do., The place pulsates with the excitement of discovery and hands-on learning at every turn. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Palm City, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best science museums I have ever visited. There is so much to do., The place pulsates with the excitement of discovery and hands-on learning at every turn. The employees, who mostly seem to be under age 30, are polite and helpful. My companion and I particularly enjoyed the three IMAX movies we saw. I did... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

More for younger kids than older kids. Our 8 and 10 yr old boys had fun, but I don't think they would have if they were much older. DO IMAX and for a few dollars more add a second movie,,,,, FUN FUN FUN in the IMAX

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Vermontville, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the MOSI five years ago and were disappointed because many of the great looking computerized interactive exhibits weren't working. Our daughter did, however, have a good time in the kids' play area. We chalked it up to just being an off day for the exhibits. Five years later we decided to make the investment and go again this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here on a rainy day during our beach vacation. When we got there and asked for a military discount they said that you get free admission with a military id! What a great surprise this was since it saved us almost $60. We only paid $5 to park. Our son loved the drone area and the robot area.... More 

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Accokeek, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great day at MOSI! I have an 11yo and 8yo. They really enjoyed it. My 11yo and I also got to ride the high wire bike. It was so scary but really a thrill! It was rainy all day so we did not get to do the butterfly garden or ropes course. No worries though there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do that the children will be running non-stop from one exhibit to another. Our children (being normal, active children) were thrilled on each visit to MOSI--I think we visited it twice. They love the hands-on exhibits and practical application of science that they can readily observe. The outdoor climbing area is very fun for the... More 

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

It sounds like you and your kids had an awesome time here at MOSI! With more than 450 hands-on activities, there's definitely a lot of exhibits for kids to have fun with while learning. We hope you and your family come back soon! More 

Hartville, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were so disappointed with our visit here. From the outside it looks so shiny and fancy. Inside most of the exhibits are old or out of order. The IMax theater was not working. This was a waste of our time and money.

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We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience here at MOSI. If you would like to discuss your visit further, please feel free to call me at 8139876097. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We tried to visit on a summer Saturday but the imax was broken, the planetarium was booked solid, and the ropes course was closed... so our party of 8 found something else to do. Disappointed.

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Hello Mindy, We are sorry to hear that you and your party of eight were disappointed during your last visit here at MOSI. Please be sure to arrive early to the planetariums shows because late seating is not available. If you would like to discuss your visit further, please feel free to call me at 8139876097. More 

Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My family has been going to MOSI for nearly two decades. What used to be a neat, engaging experience for young and old is now dated and run down. Their exhibits are not interactive, especially for teen and adults. The software in all of them is old (takes forever to load; horrible graphics) and the screens are low resolution. There... More 

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Hello Frederick, Were you able to experience any of our new exhibits while you were here, like the driverless vehicle, robot coding inside of Idea Zone or the Drone Zone? We depend on admission revenue from visitors just like you to help us deliver our mission but that isn’t the only reason why your visit is important. Our real mission... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Been there for Hurricane Expo. Which gave free entry to everyone . Very well organized and kids love it. Specially the kids in- charge section is amazing. They have couple of games for grown ups too. Like biking on the rope. And rope trolley. It's mandatory to wear shoes for rope trolley. There is small but good food court. Also... More 

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Hi Roopa! It sounds like you had an amazing experience here at MOSI for the Hurricane Expo! The High Wire Bike is definitely a lot of fun if you're a thrill seeker. If you loved Kids In Charge! then you'll definitely want to come back before the summer is over to experience our latest exhibit, the Drone Zone, where you... More 

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Address: 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone Number: 813-987-6000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa

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