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Museum of Science and Industry

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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...more
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4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
+1 813-987-6000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It could be me but it seems to need some updating. It is a fun place - but not more than once. The planetarium area is great. The other stuff (the publix play area etc) is nothing more than a playground.

Thank FloridaLovesMaui
MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi FloridaLovesMaui - Is this a recent review? We no longer have the Publix area, and MOSI now features many new exhibits, and a new exhibit space! Just wanted to make sure you knew about the changes we went through a year ago. MOSI

Reviewed 2 days ago

As one reviewer stated, MOSI "is not what it used to be." That is an understatement! What, at one time, was a fun day outing for the whole family, is now neither fun or worth the time to drive there nor is it worth the...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took advantage of Swaptember to visit this place for free. Our annual passes for the Florida Aquarium gets us into MOSI and Lowery Park Zoo free during the month of September. This makes the passes well worth what we pay for them. This hands...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is geared towards children, with a lot of interactive exhibits. We visited the planetarium, which is an extra $5 and worth it. The show features a short film about going back to the moon, which is okay but also something of an advertisement...More

1  Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The large building is closed and the museum is now located in the small building, which used to be the "hands on" children's building. Needless to say, with the vastly reduced space, most of the exhibits are no longer available. I was told that they...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After doing some research I found answers to explain my experience written below. During 2016 MOSI was in dire financial trouble. After a change in chief financial officer MOSI has become financially stable once more, but at a fraction of what it once was. Also...More

Thank James G
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This museum was smaller than expected. They are apparently moving to a new location in the next few years, so they are in transition mode. We enjoyed all the hands on puzzles they had; they were good for children and adults. Our teens did the...More

2  Thank thomasachen2018
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend researching MOSI before visiting as it is not what it was years ago. Kids under the age of 10 will most likely be entertained for around two hours, however, if your child is over that age I would not recommend it as...More

1  Thank FLGulfCoast
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

My daughters (7 & 8) visited the MOSI today and were excited after reading the web site. We were very disappointed to find that there was only one large room of exhibits. Over a third of the exhibits were either broken or missing pieces. There...More

2  Thank Scott W
MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Scott W Your review is concerning. We do daily inspections of our exhibits and assure you and other readers that in no way were over a third of our exhibits broken or missing pieces. That is simply just not true. Might an exhibit have...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The MOSI I remember from a few years ago is long gone! Paid almost $50 for a child, an adult and a senior with an additional $5 each for tickets to see the planetarium show ... What a waste of time and money! Could not...More

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Cinnamon C
June 15, 2018|
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Response from OlgaZ334 | Reviewed this property |
No. No cafeteria or gift shop.
June 14, 2018|
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Response from janeenmk | Reviewed this property |
No, that building is closed.
Norm W
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth T | Reviewed this property |
Try to get the coupons they have at one of the hotels.