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Museum of Science and Industry

4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
+1 813-987-6000
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Hands-On Engineering Focus

Pros: The hands-on exhibits, in the "I Wonder....Core Science" area are great for learning about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
If you have kids, good I guess..

We went to this place on a Saturday (big mistake). Kids running around everywhere. It’s more for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rachael G
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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 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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
+1 813-987-6000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pros: The hands-on exhibits, in the "I Wonder....Core Science" area are great for learning about engineering and are kid friendly. It's geared towards the ages of 6 to 12 I think. The "Idea Zone" has an engineering experiment that the kids can actually make and...More

Thank guitarfrenzy34
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to this place on a Saturday (big mistake). Kids running around everywhere. It’s more for kids, but the planetarium show about space was super cool, and we learned a lot from that.

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well kept museum, clean, moderately friendly staff, etc There is nothing that really sets it a part It is moderately expensive but they're a part of a program where you can get discounted tickets when you have an annual pass elsewhere

Thank patrioticgurl
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This MOSI is still having an identity problem and marketing deficit so check prior to attending as they doe not always have universal activities there. Parking is small and a nightmare; especially when the public schools have science fairs on the weekends in the fall.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My young grandsons thoroughly enjoyed the museum, especially the children's section. The planetarium was very informative and my 9 year-old absorbed a lot of the info.

Thank wyomingdreamer1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

First, I love imax shows. I'm the only one in the family who really does. But none the less I dread them to one every time we go. That being said my daughter always had a blast here and the adults actually end up enjoying...More

Thank Cory W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great interactive museum for all ages. Especially kids will have a great time. Different topics to discover. Unlike most attractions in Tampa, we spent a full day discovering all the different areas. Great and helpful staff. The "Tampa city pass" brought us...More

Thank Yeronimo n
Reviewed 15 August 2017

2 adults killing time - we went here. And unfortunately we went when the schools were bussing in all the kids to see the exhibits. It was so freaking crowded with little kids that we couldn't really enjoy the exhibits. I would go back again,...More

Thank Marjorie P
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to Mosi since I was a kid. My kids are 8 and 5. We thankfully didn't have to pay the regular price, I work in the hospitality field and had a free coupon. The museum​ was full of out of date science...there...More

1  Thank Christina S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We came to check it out on a house hunting trip in Florida. We're members of the ASTC so we used our reciprocal passes to get in for free. It is a super cool facility. There is plenty to see and do. We will return...More

Thank Tiersa M
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Norm W
12 November 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth T | Reviewed this property |
Try to get the coupons they have at one of the hotels.
4 April 2017|
Response from MOSI T | Property representative |
Hello! While we do not have a water play area in Kids in Charge! we have an outdoor playground and plenty of fun exhibits inside!
Amanda M
10 September 2016|
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Response from MOSI T | Property representative |
Yes, Kids in Charge! has plenty of fun things for toddlers! We have many different and interactive exhibits there, such as our play supermarket, and we also have the Imagination Playground, where kids can play and build with... More