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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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Interesting and Educational but Somewhat Disorganized.

Three of my children (ages 12, 15, & 17) recently visited MOSI in Tampa. Immediately they were given a quest to find different stations where they would get a stamp on their paper... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Oneonta, New York
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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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Wheaton, IL
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53 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

What can you say other than fantastic. In a World of theme parks this is a gem for kids. Thoughtfully laid out and a pleasure for parents. If you are visiting Tampa with kids this is a must! The high wires and zip are the cherry on the cake

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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 hope you visit us again soon! More 

Oneonta, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Three of my children (ages 12, 15, & 17) recently visited MOSI in Tampa. Immediately they were given a quest to find different stations where they would get a stamp on their paper and when completed would receive a prize. They really liked that. The first thing they had to do was build a sumo robot out of Lego Mindstorm... More 

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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 happy to hear that you and your children enjoyed almost everything that MOSI has to offer. If you have any suggestions on what we can do to be better organized, please call my personal line at (813) 987-6097. More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for kids and adults to enjoy. We took our grandchildren (ages 8,10 & 12). We had a great day and will definitely be going back with them as there are several things we didn't get to see. We all enjoyed it and it is well worth the money!

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

We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your experience here at MOSI. More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The only thing I disliked was the price of admission. It's a bit confusing to the first-time visitor and depends upon what you want to do/see. The museum itself is fantastic! Most of the exhibits are hands-on so you learn while doing instead of listening or reading. My favorite was the weather area, especially the hurricane force winds! I also... More 

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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! We appreciate your kind words about our exhibits. We always have special offers on discounted general admission. Be sure to check our website or Facebook for more information. We hope you visit us again! More 

Riverview, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We liked everything. The diplays were very educational and so well put together. There is alot of hands on things you can do at MOSI as well. IMAX movie Whales was awesome especially in the Imax Dome Theater..

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

We're are delighted to hear that you liked everything here at MOSI! We hope you visit again soon. More 

Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Seemed unorganized and spread out. Way overpriced. Had some interesting exhibits, but some of them were boring for kids and more geared towards adults. The ropes course looked fun, but was an add on to an already overpriced museum.

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

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 mission but that isn’t the only reason why your visit is important.... More 

Calhoun, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Must see if you are in Tampa.. You will be amazed by the recreations of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires, and lightning just to name a few. The hands-on interactive experience for kids and adults will keep you engaged for hours. Great for all ages!

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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 happy to hear that you enjoyed Disasterville. We hope you visit us again soon. More 

Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We had such a great time! My son did not want to leave moon base, and he's begging to go back today. Hard to fit everything in one day. The adults had just as much fun as the kids. The news center was awsome! The kids loved trying to be weatherman. We will defiantly be back.

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

Thank you for sharing! Your son feels the same way we do. It's hard to return back to planet Earth once you experience life on a moon base. We hope you do come back soon to experience every attraction the museum has to offer. More 

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