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Museum of Science and Industry

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Address: 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
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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$99*
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Pretty cool museum. Obviously the highlight is the zipline and ropes course ( separate fee from ticket) which were fun and lived up to the hype.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty cool museum. Obviously the highlight is the zipline and ropes course ( separate fee from ticket) which were fun and lived up to the hype.

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to MOSI! The Ropes Course and Zip Line Experience is fun for all ages, and a great way to spend the day with family and friends. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how much time we spent here. Two of the three teens with me had an awesome time and didn't want to leave! You should definitely try the ropes course and zip lining. You really work on overcoming fear on the ropes course!

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your day at MOSI! The Ropes Course and Zip Line Experience is so much fun, and we agree, it's a great way to conquer your fears! Stay tuned for some exciting new things happening at MOSI this year! We have a... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter loved this museum. So many things to see, do and learn. We watched a movie, she learned about astronauts and the human body. They actually had a replica of a human body with body parts that felt real. So cool!

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at MOSI! We have a few new IMAX films coming to our Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre, so stay tuned! We love having our Syndaver (We've named her Gwendolyn!) here at MOSI. It gives everyone the chance to see what... More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is second time I visit MOSI. School just started on Monday, so very quiet inside. I went to VA hospital first, a mile away is MOSI. I wanted to play "Rope course and zip line", but zip line closed because rain. So, I just looked around and watch a documetary in IMAX about National park, it is wonderful, large... More 

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We agree, MOSI is fun for all ages! National Parks Adventure is a great IMAX film, and you're right, it does make you want to pack a bag and go on an adventure! We hope to see you again soon, and hope next time you can try our Sky... More 

Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for all ages. There is a IMAX there as well. Really well done Museum with Hands things to do. So much information Science and Health and everything in-between.

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback! We have a few exciting things coming to MOSI this year! We have a couple of new IMAX films coming to our Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre. We also have a brand new, hands-on exhibit opening this fall! This technology-based exhibit will allow you to touch... More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mosi as far back as i can remember has always been an awesome museum to visit. The hurricane has always been popular and still my favorite. I remember when mosi was in its prior building. The museum has come a long way and is growing. The imax theater is amazing.

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoy visiting MOSI! Our Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre is amazing, and we're happy to say that we have a few new films coming soon! We also have a brand new, interactive exhibit opening this fall that will allow guests to touch the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

MOSI's campus includes numerous exhibits and activities that appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. There are several traditional exhibits (earthquake area, 3d Printing, human development, etc) and several hands-on areas. Throughout the day there are engaging demonstrations where visitors interact with scientists. We saw a demonstration of a fabricated cadaver and a demonstration of a flight simulator.... More 

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day at MOSI! We're happy to say that we have even more coming to MOSI this year! Later this fall, our brand new, hands-on exhibit will be opening. This technology-focused exhibit will allow our guests to touch... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really expected this to be much better than it is. I wouldn't want to pay full price that's for sure! There isn't much here, I expected a lot more things for the kids to do hands on. But they were bored walking through exhibit. They enjoyed the kids zone and the Olympic area. But overall was disappointed.

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Thank Sarah S
MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review, we appreciate your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your trip to MOSI. Were you able to visit our Kids in Charge! building? With a total size of 40,000 square feet, including 25,000 square feet of exhibit space, Kids In Charge! is the largest children’s science center in the country!... More 

Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were very disappointed with our recent visit to the MOSI. Not only were many of the exhibits out of order, they seem to have been so for some time. We also noticed quite a few grammatical errors on them. The exterior is very dirty (power washing overdue), and the dirty Imax screen distracts from the excellent... More 

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We hear your concerns, and we want you to know that we are listening. We are in the process of upgrading and improving our facility, including a brand-new major exhibit where you will be able to touch the future, set to open this fall. We are also beginning a refresh of our entire campus, taking place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing you experience here is the box office. Apparently, my tickets were mixed up and I had to deal with the manager. This young lady, Bianca, was absolutely terrible. Not one ounce of customer service. Very rude. It was almost impossible to negotiate any type of settlement. After that, on to the museum itself- much of the interactive... More 

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MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to MOSI. We are in the process of upgrading and improving our facility, including a brand-new major exhibit where you will be able to touch the future, set to open this fall. We are also... More 

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