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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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large science museum

The museum is fascinating to visit the museum is a good place for a famity to visit. Some of the exhibits are in need of repair.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
John36758
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Sycamore, Illinois
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Sycamore, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is fascinating to visit the museum is a good place for a famity to visit. Some of the exhibits are in need of repair.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Overall, the museum needs a major update. Most, if not all, of the exhibits are for young adults or children, which is not a bad thing if the intent is to inspire kids to love science. The planetarium show, presented by Professor Paris, was honestly one of the best planetarium shows I have seen in years. The professor's presentation was... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This an awesome place to bring the kids where they can get hands on fun ! We love laying on the bed of nails, playing in the spider web, watching an i max movie and so much more! Check the web site for more info

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

Hello, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Kids in Charge! area and the Florida Hospital IMAX Dome Theatre! We hope you come back soon. More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

MOSI is a great place to take your family and learn as well as enjoy and have fun. The whole museum is filled with interesting facts as well as interactive displays that will keep the entire family entertained for hours.

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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 MOSI. We are glad to hear that you find the Museum to be very informative and interactive! More 

Lincroft, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was a truly disappointing museum. There was one really good exhibit on 3D printing. Unfortunately, most of the museum seemed pretty dull. There were several exhibits that tried to make you feel you were part of a disaster - Twister at Universal Studios is about 100 times better. One of the presentations did not occur; there were at least... More 

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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 

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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120 reviews 120 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Swung by while visiting my 20-something son. What a wonderful museum to find in Tampa! Didn't have any children with us, so we were free to wander among the more "grown-up" exhibits, in addition to seeing two very fine IMAX films (one on humpbacks, the other on the unseen universe) - just watching the staff in the IMAX room was... More 

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

Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at MOSI. The Museum has many things to offer people of all ages. We are happy to hear that was the highlight of your experience was taking a mid-air adventure on the Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line. More 

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

So much fun and lots to do! My son loved the zip line and outdoor climbing. I would say no matter what age your children are they will have a great time at the MOSI

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

Hi Annette, With over 450 hands-on activities, MOSI definitely has a lot to offer for adults and children. We are happy to hear that you had lots of fun with your son! More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Last time I came here was about 10 years ago, and it was soooo fun!!! I got free admission due to buying a Groupon for a family admission for 5 to Sunken Gardens, and admission to here was included until end of April. They have so much to see and do, it's almost ridiculous!! Lots of interactive activities to help... 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 MOSI. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience back then and now! We hope you get to experience the entire museum the next time you visit. More 

North Port, Florida, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I came here once with my husband and had a miserable time. Then we adopted 3 girls and just came back and we truly enjoyed it. I loved everything they had, but they are old and worn out. Most of the interactive things were working and many exhibits were closed down. But the real worth is in the imax theater... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your recent review of MOSI! We are happy to hear that your daughters enjoyed our Kids in Charge! area. As a hands-on museum, sometimes our exhibits need some TLC. If you happen to recall a certain exhibit or exhibits that were not functioning, please let us know so I can ensure they have been addressed and are... More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our first visit and won't be our last. The staff is courteous and helpful helping with the positive experience. The exhibits are interesting and relatable to everyday life. My husband loved playing weatherman and sitting at the weather desk. The staff person was informative and friendly. That goes a long way toward a great experience. The weather catastrophe... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your recent review of MOSI and your kind words about our staff. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience! Our High-Wire bicycle is definitely a favorite of brave guests, like your husband. We can't wait for you and your family to come back and create more MOSI memories. More 

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