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Address: 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone Number: 813-987-6000
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Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science &...

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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Tampa Trio Pass: Florida Aquarium, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo and MOSI

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MOSI is an excellent place to take your kids, especially the elementary and school age kids. There are TONS oif hands on exhibits, climbing adventures, etc for them to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Elk Grove, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum had a lot of exhibits and hands on activities to entertain people of all ages. The variety of things to do and see is quite varied. There was a butterfly garden, a planetarium show, an IMAX movie, "dinosaur bones" to manipulate, some educational displays, and much more. We happened to go on the last day of a buy... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent for a rainy day ... and I am guessing a hot & sunny one in the summer. IMAX Journey To Space was excellent, butterflies exhibit outside very interesting, and Saunders Planetarium talk was extra special by a gifted presenter. Overall very interactive experience with very helpful and courteous guides.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

MOSI is an excellent place to take your kids, especially the elementary and school age kids. There are TONS oif hands on exhibits, climbing adventures, etc for them to enjoy. There is a also an IMAX theater. It's a great place to go on those rainy weekend or summer days.

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San Jose, United States
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is a must-see when visiting Florida. It offers a great variety of content, which ranges from human body to natural disasters. I suggest you spend a full day on the Museum because it has a lot of interactive activities from which you can learn a lot about, and also a very large movie screen(?) where you can watch... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a day or more for all ages - those who enjoy science and exploring how things work will like it best, although the huge screen for movies is good even for the slugs

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting exhibits, including lots of interactive ones that children seemed to really enjoy. Also well explained with good signage and videos. Outside activies such as zip-wire seemed unique. Exhibit of 3-D printers especially interesting. Nice cafe and gift shop as well

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Estero, FL
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317 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been many years (more than 10) since our last visit to MOSI. It has grown a little but many of the "worn out" exhibits not working at all. The highlights of the day was the IMAX and the new children's wing that had some nice on hands exhibits. For a museum of science and industry it had only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent half a day at MOSI while in Tampa, and wasn't impressed. The layout of the facility is terribly confusing, and the staff try waaaay too hard to be funny, and fail miserably. Wife and I got lost a number of times, and the map is really no help, and the lack of adequate signage is symptomatic of a poorly... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed something to do on a cold Florida day. Decided to check out MOSI for a bit. As an adult I wasn't to thrilled with the exibits but this would there is plenty kids would be interested in. Kind of small overall for the size of building, you would think more is in there. Exhibits were dated as well and... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a children's museum that I would not send my child to if you gave me $25.00 and free transportation. It is odd to even call it a museum. The whole place should be redone to give justice to its name. There is a nice walking trail outside with some interesting plants that are labelled. Just do not go... More 

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