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Museum of Science and Industry

4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
813-987-6000
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Ranked #30 of 85 attractions in Tampa
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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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Kettering
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum with our children (11 & 9) for the day during our holiday. The entrance price was quite a lot for what was there. By far the best thing was the Mythbusters exhibition. It was a hands on area with lots of myths from the show including lots of actual material. The other two floors were the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Kids really love the combination of learning from many exhibits and the fun of it all. The IMAX show is always super. The smaller children love the bounce houses amd the slides. Also a great stars and planets show which is even informative for the adults.

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Stuart, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and I were really excited to go to this museum. Upon arrival everything looked great, huge building with lots to see. We made our way through the regular exhibits and were getting pretty bored. It just seemed like there wasn't a lot of care put into what would go into the museum and the staff was not so... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This museum includes a Children's museum that is quite good! We also saw many other exhibitions in their general admissions area, but were unable to see everything in our 4 hour period. We did catch an IMAX show on the dome that was very cool.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The body exhibit was ok but many displays were broken. Bike trapeze was closed, no posted signs with times. Tornado display was ok. Needs updating!

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Normal, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a great time at MOSI. The regular exhibits, IMAX theater and the mythbusters exhibit were fantastic. Our eight year old had a great time. We would definitely go back if we are in the area again. It will fill an entire day!

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Clearwater, Florida
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45 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I have been here multiple times and the last time was for the Mythbusters exhibit. The main museum hasn't changed and it is great for the younger kids. The IMAX threatre is excellent for the different movies that are played in it, mostly of scientific nature. The screen is a dome, so it isn't just infront of you but around... More

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Parrish, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I purchased my tickets via Groupon which I thought was a good choice after seeing the IMAX show and the Mythbusters area. Unfortunately when we entered the parts of the museum that are there year round we were extremely disappointed. I remember visiting on field trips there when I was younger and after yesterday I don't think anything has been... More

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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The IMAX was the best part of MOSI. They offer movies such as Hidden Universe, Great White Shark, Walking with Dinosaurs, and Meerkats. This IMAX isn't just your typical screen, it is a dome shaped screen which means that it isn't just in front of you, it surrounds you. Another great exhibition was the Mythbusters. You got to test theories... More

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Napoleon, Ohio
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is an amazing event held several times a year on the MOSI property. Plenty of parking. Well organized. Lots of oak trees and moss for atmosphere and shade. Cost to enter. Great senior and child rates. Food, food everywhere, beer and wine tasting and events all day like Pub Crawl, jousting, parade with king and queen and bagpipes. Special... More

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