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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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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
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"ropes course"
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"zip line"
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"imax theater"
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"butterfly garden"
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"human body"
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"high wire bike"
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"hands on activities"
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"all ages"
in 81 reviews
"summer camps"
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"great museum"
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"interactive exhibits"
in 23 reviews
"rainy day"
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"great for kids"
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"kids and adults"
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"tampa area"
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"mosi"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so disappointed. It is a good place to bring children between the ages of 4 and 8 but if your a teen or older there isn’t anything here. One of the employees told us there used to be another area but it closed...More

Thank TaraTim9
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a very nice experience! My kids (2 &4) loved it as well though they're of course too small for all the information that the museum provides. I was rely touched by the collection of paintings made by authism people. Highly recommend!

Thank Julia R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to MOSI. As other reviews have stated, it is a great experience for younger children. Even as such, I still enjoyed it. MOST of the exhibits are hands on type, and fun for both adults and children. You can lay...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are thinking to go and you’re older than 10... it’s not worth it. We walked around the whole thing in less than 20 mins. It’s one large room with everything specifically for young kids. None of the “exhibits” are worth a second glance....More

Thank aminalopez12
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MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there aminallopez12 - MOSI is actually much more than one large room, so we want to make sure you saw everything. Yes, the IMAX is closed. The technology for it was out of date and to upgrade it in our new restructure just wast...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should go here at least once with their children. There is a lot of hands on stuff for learning & the I-max theater is still the best. I wish we would have had time for the planetarium. It is my understanding that they are...More

Thank Rozeman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best part was the planetarium show ( which cost extra). Many of the exhibits were broken. The IMAX closed. Very few demonstrations. Checked it out for when my grandson comes to visit. Won’t waste my money.More

Thank Chisai57
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MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello - We are glad you enjoyed our Saunders Planetarium show. Reading your review, we had some questions and comments. We do daily inspections on all of our exhibits to ensure they are "show ready" prior to opening. Can you recall the exhibits that were...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

No, it wasn't mind-blowing but our three boys had fun for 3 hours and there are some good practical lessons to be learned. As part of the City Pass it ranks #3...especially if the weather is bad!

Thank Busmantoo
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Expected more things for adult level but very little. What was there entertained the kids we saw and it was educational for them, but as I stated, very little for the adult.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I was visiting my great-nieces and nephews, and wanted to take them someplace new. MOSI was a great "hands on" museum, but I was disappointed by the limited amount of things to do. There are additional things to see, like the planetarium, but of course...More

Thank Randywahoo17
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Great Science/technology museum. Lots of hands-on exhibits. Very informative. Lots of innovative displays. Kids (and adults) would love it.

Thank gmokan
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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.
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traveltosome
3 April 2017|
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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!
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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
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