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Museum of Science and Industry

4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
813-987-6000
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Ranked #31 of 89 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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Okeechobee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The staff were mostly young adults and were very professional. Their enthusiasm for the exhibits and willingness to teach was a very nice touch. The outdoor tree gardens gave my wife many great ideas and new chores for me! LOL Butterfly exhibit was very cool!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the planetarium, IMAX and butterfly exhibit the most. The movie Panda is great to watch. The disasters exhibit is great for little kids too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Just left a zoo, literallly it was overwhelmingly crowded with summer camp kids from the local YMCAs. Dont bring your kids on dates they have summer camp, all they will learn is how to misbehave. Call ahead before you go.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

MOSI is a go-to for us when any family members with kids come down to Florida for a visit. We have the basic family membership, and purchase IMAX tickets as needed. Our visiting grandkids enjoyed the exhibits, loved the "Panda" IMAX movie, and were quite happy with purchases in the Gift Shop. The cafe was closed, but with so many... More

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SPS
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Even our 14 year old had fun here! It is a must see! Everybody had a great time.... We were visiting from Honduras. Definitely will come back!

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Houston, TX
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For the number of interactive displays that were not working, I give the MOSI a -3. However, the overall condition of the museum and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff get a 5, hence a 'very good' rating. Although the MOSI has much of its exhibits geared towards children, adults can enjoy the MOSI experience as well. The 3D... More

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It looks impressive from the outside, but we found a lot of the hands on attractions inside were broken and others were just a bit 'meh'. The imax dome was impressive, we watched the space movie, which was enjoyable in parts. We queued for quite some time to do the ropes course, but with just one person ahead of us,... More

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Tampa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great place for elementary to teens. Fun and interactive learning opportunites whether you like science or not. We did not go to the IMAX movie this time, but have in the past when kids where younger.. We want to come back for the 3D exhibit. Great gift shop. Will be back soon.

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Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

MOSI was a lot of fun to visit since it has a lot of exhibits to explore as well as options for IMAX enjoyment along with the planetarium show. The ticket price includes one IMAX viewing and the planetarium should that pique your interest, which really makes it seem like a bargain in my opinion. My friends and I got... More

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Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good spot with kids. Not too expensive $50. Lots to do and see. We came on Minecraft Day and while they had the 3D Printing exhibit. Dozens of interactive displays. Geared to kids not adults. Would come back if exhibits changed.

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