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Address: 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
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+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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I have visited several museums of science and industry and they are all better than MOSI. The exhibits were very mundane and several were not even open. The best part about MOSI... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited several museums of science and industry and they are all better than MOSI. The exhibits were very mundane and several were not even open. The best part about MOSI is the movie screens. Otherwise I was disappointed in our visit.

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alabama
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was all about medical treatments and learning about health and operations, not really very interesting. Parking was another $5 to leave the place. Took about one hour.

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Thank jamesbond44
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. While we do have our "The Amazing You" exhibit on the Third Floor that encompasses the human body life cycle, that is just one of our exhibits! Also on the Third Floor is our High-Wire bike, where you can balance on a bike from three stories up! We have our... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entertaining and educational at the same time. Fun for adults and for kids. Ample parking, easy to find, right across from USF. I suggest you make a morning of it.

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Thank obiwan205
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 happy to hear you enjoy visiting MOSI! We have a lot of exciting things happening this year, such as new exhibits, experiences, and IMAX documentaries! We hope we see you again soon! More 

Portobello, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy going to the 3d movies. Walking into the theatre is mind boggling even before a movie ever starts. The films are phenomenal and the sound is superb...Sometimes we will watch two films if they are new. I have been in the wind tunnel and now know how it feels to be in a hurricane force environment. Love the... More 

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Thank Pimba84
MOSI T, Social Media Strategist at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoy visiting MOSI! Have you seen all three of our current IMAX documentaries? We have Wild Africa, National Parks Adventure, and A Beautiful Planet! We also have a few new documentaries coming out this year! More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The property is spectacular. Includes a huge kids only wing, butterfly garden, huge exhibit spaces. There is food onsite. The various exhibits are very interesting for all ages. Kids wing is very hands on and stimulating for 3+ yrs old. Also outdoor play area to burn off energy. Butterfly garden is beautiful. Staff everywhere very helpful. If you're in the... More 

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Thank FlyboyTraveler
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 glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to MOSI. Our Kids in Charge! building is a great place for kids to play and learn for hours. Most of our butterflies are still out, due to the warmer weather, but if you come back during the spring, they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a good example of how things should be done. Great for kids, always keep changing exhibits and demonstrations for kids. Every single kid from this town must visit this museum. It rivals and ties with the one from Boston.

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Thank Javier O
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 about your enthusiasm for visiting MOSI! Stay tuned for some new exhibits and experiences coming this year! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic facility with a lot, I mean a lot, of space for additional exhibits and growth. There is a variety of exhibits spread over several floors and two building, including a large movie theater. Mostly targeted on the locals and memberships, I found the ticket desk to be very small when compared to similar museums in Cincinnati... More 

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Thank Kent S
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 agree, the ASTC Passport Program is a great way to visit your local museum and different cities' museums when traveling! More 

Decatur, Georgia
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110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were some cool exhibits like the mindball. The museum doesnt need to be upgraded and some of the exhibits were not working. The butterfly garden was a bit of a let down because of how small it was. Definitely get the tro or city pass

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

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We hear what you are saying, and we are in the process of upgrading and improving our facility, including a brand-new major exhibit where you will be able to touch the future! We have also implemented a new schedule where we are closed to the public on certain... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Best IMAX I have seen- must watch Rogue One: a Star War Story here! Must try the balancing bicycle. Great staff. Don't forget to buy yout City Pass here, great place to start Cons: you spend less than 2 hours here- if no movie. Need to be at least 2nd grade and up to appreciate it

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Thank susrg28
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 glad you enjoyed watching Rogue One in our Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre! We have some exciting things coming next year, such as new IMAX documentaries and new exhibits and experiences! We hope to see you again! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Science museum outing: terrible. No industry. Barely any real science. Basically a children's museum. Not even good enough to be that.

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Thank Vicky G
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 hear what you are saying, and we are in the process of upgrading and improving our facility, including a brand-new major exhibit where you will be able to touch the future! We also have a few new experiences and IMAX documentaries coming this year, stay tuned! More 

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