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Address: 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
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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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US$ 22.89*
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US$ 54.99*
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Three great attractions, one great price with The Tampa TRIO
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US$ 106.00*
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OK for adults, better for kids

Nice science center. Three adults visited it for about 2 hours after spending the day at the Lowry Park Zoo. Definitely geared towards children such that they would have a blast... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced a MOSI special event: SKYWATCH an outdoor telescope experience. This is an interesting and fun thing to do. Around 7PM you park at MOSI and walk over to the West parking lot where staff have telescopes set up and trained on various celestial bodies. They explain what you are viewing and the window of time to see that... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 2 young adult children here and they loved it! It was really fun to play in the kids part and see all of the exhibits. I would definitely recommend getting here early so you can see the whole museum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice science center. Three adults visited it for about 2 hours after spending the day at the Lowry Park Zoo. Definitely geared towards children such that they would have a blast. Not much more than 2 hours for adults unless you attend the IMAX movie included in the ticket price. We had purchased a Tampa CityPASS elsewhere for admission and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was probably pretty cool 10-15 years ago. We went on a weekday with no crowds. Thinking we could see lots of stuff and avoid crowds, which we did. But, a lot of the exhibits were broken or not working properly. The IMAX was great and the planetarium was interesting. Staff were friendly. Disappointed with the lack of care... More 

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New Iberia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a choice we made from our City Pass purchase. Our group of five ranged in age from 14 to 83 and all of us enjoyed it. If we return to Tampa for vacation we will include it in our agenda, particularly if we bring the other grandkids

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not really what I was expecting at all. Mostly a few sparse exhibits for small children. They're got a ropes course set up outside, but nothing too fancy at all. Kind of expensive for what you get.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spending our winter vacation in the Lakeland/Tampa area we came across MOSI. The displays seemed to be somewhat dated and quite primitive. We paid the extra amount in order to view the IMAX movie about the National Parks which we thought was fabulous! The 3D movie about humpback whales was disappointing as you really didn't need the glasses, which were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My child has been attending MOSI summer camps for the past 6 years. First, I will note that some parents find the camps pricey; however, I find them worth the cost and about the same as full-time child care. Additionally, there are ways to pay less than full cost for the camps. As a member, you save 25% off the... 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 love love love hearing about your experience with our MOSI Summer Science camps! I've shared this with our Education team so they can read your kind words. More 

Rockford, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no children with us, so we cannot comment on the youth-focused areas. We enjoyed the included IMAX movie "Wild Africa," the 3-D printing exhibit and the high wire bike. However, "The Amazing You," a major exhibit taking up most of the 3rd floor, was a major disappointment. Meant to be highly interactive, we found that almost 40% of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We love the IMAX movies, and decided to see "WILD AFRICA" at the theater at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). It is a great experience. The facility was beautiful, convenient and clean. There is a lot more to the museum than the theater, but we were there just for the movie. The parking was convenient and if you... 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 love Wild Africa, and we're so glad you were able to come see it in our Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre! Stay tuned for new IMAX documentaries coming to our theatre this year! More 

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