Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa

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Experience the world of science firsthand at Museum of Science and Industry. The museum regularly updates its exhibits to provide the visitors with insight into the latest discoveries in physics, medical science, meteorology, zoology, astronomy, and many other fields. Many exhibits are fully interactive, giving both the kids and adults an opportunity to learn how science works through practical use. Kids won't want to miss is the specialized children's science center. The museum has an IMAX dome theater showing (for an additional fee) educational and documentary films on a 975 sq m (10,500 sq ft) viewing area. While the dome screen provides unmatched full-field vision, some viewers may feel dizzy. For Museum of Science and Industry and beyond, use our Tampa trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Tampa vacation.
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  • My husband and I thot this would be along the lines of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Not at all! Wish we had known that it’s only 1 small floor of puzzle-like activities and learning prese...  more »
  • This attraction was in our Tampa Bay CityPass booklet, so we went. It is a great place for kids and teens with lots of hands-on stuff to do. We especially enjoyed the planetarium show. HIghly recommen...  more »
  • We had an amazing time at the museum. Kids went on the ropes course, built a computer that worked. No restaurant close by mad wit hard for he kids.  more »
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  • Teachers get in free. Just show your pay stub and ID. This was a super fun Science Museum. My kids had a blast with all the hands-on activities. We launched to the Moon and were able to explore. They have a virtual reality roller coaster and hurricane wind simulator. We also enjoyed the planetarium show. It was a great place to spend a few hours playing and learning for a great price.
  • Came on Saturday, March 24, 2018. CW-44 and various Tampa based sponsors were holding a STEM event that was awesome. The kids had a great time. Once we went into the museum property, I was underwhelmed. There are more "looking" exhibits versus hands-on experiences. I had three kids with me, ages 6, 5, and 3. There wasn't a lot of things for them to do that they would understand. I prefer Orlando Science Center for them.
  • Great layout and informative. We really enjoyed it! Wish we had know there was a whole other side we missed out on past the playground. I had no idea! We will have to be back and I am sure we will enjoy it once again. The bed of nails was awesome.
  • Do not waste your time and money. This place is a dump. The parking lot area is a disaster with garbage everywhere, plus the surroundings are not landscaped. It was renovated, but it was just relocated to the next building making it smaller. My kid was pretty bored. Spent about 45 minutes only. Some of the attractions are outdated or do not work. Couldn’t see the planetarium because it was all sold out to groups. Spend your money elsewhere.
  • I use to take my now adult children to MOSI and we loved it! So many different experiences, restaurant and gift shop. I decided to bring my grandchildren and buy a year pass. Boy Was that a mistake! One large room that we finished on an hour, no restaurant or gift shop. The only thing my little 2 year old enjoyed was the playground! My $99 was a waste because I won’t be back, so sad.
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