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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  • 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 »
  • If this had not been included in my Tampa CityPass I would have been annoyed. I remembered the old museum and that is what I was expecting. The exhibits were nice, but it was like buying a house and g...  more »
  • Great place for children. Adults not so much. Thought paying for the planetarium was a ripoff. I don't think half the people that went in paid. Not much of a science museum.  more »
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  • Very kids based museum, and expensive for the small amount of things to do...and half of them were broken! Planetarium was an extra $5 instead of the $4 listed on the website, and the screen was very low resolution and hard to see the details the guide was pointing out. Plus side- planetarium guide was very fun to listen to. Of the exhibits that were working it was very good, and entertaining. Robots, moon colonies, Tesla coils, and a rope course. Not the worst thing to do in Tampa, but there are definitely better options.
  • Great place to learn and have fun with the family. We really enjoyed the games and the roller coaster simulator. The video about the universe was too long. Will like to see more interaction with staff members around the museum since some of the expositions require guidance to understand the science behind it.
  • Came in 2016 as a chaperone for a 2nd grade field trip and had such a blast I brought the family. We were so disappointed. They have about 1/16-1/8 of what they did last year. No science shows, no robot build center, no theater, nothing amazing like last year. Last year there was 2 buildings full of things to do. One building was 2 stories. This year they moved everything to the kid section. Waste of time and money. Will never go back unless they actually bring the cool stuff back.
  • This place has some activities to use but it's really small. I thought there was more to see but that's about it. Also, the place is so crowded all the time which left me with no activities to use and instead to wait. I don't reccomend going here during school breaks since there will be a lot of parents with kids everywhere. It's better when there's not as much people.
  • The Museum of Science and industry (MOSI) is a very kid-friendly environment with a wide array of exhibit to excite the interest of kids but lack the human interaction need to explain these cool displays in a way that the kids actually understand what it really about rather than just play with them as toys. I highly recommend the planetarium theatre show....very enlightening.

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