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Address: 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone Number: +1 813-987-6000
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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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We could have spent 2 days just looking at everything they have. It was defiantly worth the money. Great for the kids and adults. Very good technical learning experiences for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Panama City, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited this museum over the past 20 years. Our children have always enjoyed it and now our grandchild enjoys it too. Clean, educational, fun with friendly staff.

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Thank debdutton
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 love hearing that you've been a part of our MOSI family for the past 20 years! See you again soon! More 

Panama City, Florida
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have spent 2 days just looking at everything they have. It was defiantly worth the money. Great for the kids and adults. Very good technical learning experiences for everyone.

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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 review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to MOSI! Make sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date with all our events and announcements! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly enjoy taking my family to the MOSI, very informative/educational and quite expansive, (Certainly nothing like Chicago's MOSI) but this facility has something for everyone. Also, don't miss a movie in the dome of the IMAX theatre...... Quite an experience!

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

We appreciate you leaving a review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoy visiting MOSI with your family! Stay tuned for a new movie coming to our Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Malabar, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here couple times, it's great place for kids. Many interactive things for them to play with. Food is pricey though and not all that good. Heard whole museum is moving into downtown Tampa in the near future.

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

Thank you for leaving a review! We're glad you enjoy visiting MOSI! We are in the process of planning a potential move downtown, but nothing is official yet! If we do move, it won't be for 3-5 years and MOSI will remain open the whole time! You can learn more about it by visiting mosi.org. We hope to see you... More 

Lithia, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We held my seven year old's birthday party here last weekend. The party host, Alexis, was fantastic with our group of rowdy, and at times inattentive, boys. The time in the room (1.5 hours) was sufficient and it was nice for the kids to have free play afterward. I thought it was a great value and I loved how there... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review, and thank you for having your son's birthday party at MOSI! We're so glad to hear everyone had a great time! I will pass along your kind words about Alexis to our Education Team! We hope to see you a gain soon! More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Purchased the TampaCity Pass and the museum was one of the attractions to visit. Very informative place. Great place for kids to learn. We saw a movie about robots in the IDome theatre. It was spectacular.

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Thank MaryAnn4944
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're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to MOSI! Stay tuned, we have another new film coming to our Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre later this year! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We took a quick tour of the museum, we went there for the zip line but it was closed due to weather.

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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 you were not able to go on the Ropes Course and Zip line due to weather, hopefully next time you can! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Have been to several museums of sciences in other cities, this one was sub par compared to others. The facility was very nice and large, but the exhibits were dull. My 11 and 13 year old were bored. What a shame a city this size couldn't do better than this.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We are currently constructing a brand new, state of the art exhibit on our second floor. This exhibit will be hands-on and allow guests to touch the future! We also have 3 new experiences at MOSI that have recently opened.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place is amazing. From flying drones, riding a bike on a tightrope, to launching paper rockets and visiting a planetarium, this place has much to see and do. My children insisted we return here having visited last year while staying in Orlando. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and outgoing. The girl who runs the travelling exhibit hall, Emma, is... More 

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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 so happy to hear that your family loves visiting MOSI and that you continue to make us a stop on your family vacations! I will make sure to pass your kind words about Emma and our MOSI staff along! Be sure to visit our website for news on upcoming... More 

Raleigh N C
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived told how many acres it encompasses then given a pamphlet of what we can see inside. Huge areas to put very little in $77 for 2 adults and a senior $5 for parking extra money if you wanted to do the rope challenge or the zip line or the bike or make a butterfly Part of the $27... 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 recent visit to MOSI. We are currently constructing our brand new, technology exhibit on the second floor. In the meantime, we do have many other fun activities to do! From building or creating something in IdeaZone,... More 

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