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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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Saturday morning

We stopped here because we have a museum pass in Wisconsin that allows you to get in free here. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark S
via mobile
Waste of Time

I was so hopeful that this would be a fun day trip, instead it was a boring, expensive, waste of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tampa, Florida
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here because we have a museum pass in Wisconsin that allows you to get in free here. We got here first thing in the morning. The activities are hands-on and they have a lot of them. We paid five dollars extra per person...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so hopeful that this would be a fun day trip, instead it was a boring, expensive, waste of time. There is no signage telling you where to enter the building or which building to enter from the parking lot. We followed others that...More

1  Thank taynawent
MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry this was your experience. MOSI has made many improvements as we relocated into our new building on campus. We always hope that our signage on property helps people, not frustrates like it did in this instance. We do daily checks of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A day at the Museum of Science and Industry was a fun filled day, enhanced by being a learning experience as well.

Thank atozmowers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with family members the day after Thanksgiving to get out of the house and away from all the food. This was a great distraction. We were 4 adults and two pre-teens and a 15 year old. It was enjoyable for all. Most displays...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recently visited the new scaled down version of MOSI. No longer a huge sprawling museum with multiple building and floors. its now a one building one floor walk through. Lots of hands on activities and exhibits that grab and maintain the imagination of children. We...More

Thank jun c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From old school puzzles to hitec simulator this plaxe will entertain you and your kid for a couple of hours.

Thank daolb1
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017 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
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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