Museum Of Science & Industry, Tampa

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Experience the world of science firsthand at Museum Of Science & 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 & Industry and beyond, use our Tampa trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Tampa vacation.
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  • This MOSI is still having an identity problem and marketing deficit so check prior to attending as they doe not always have universal activities there. Parking is small and a nightmare; especially whe...  more »
  • My young grandsons thoroughly enjoyed the museum, especially the children's section. The planetarium was very informative and my 9 year-old absorbed a lot of the info.  more »
  • First, I love imax shows. I'm the only one in the family who really does. But none the less I dread them to one every time we go. That being said my daughter always had a blast here and the adults act...  more »
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  • A great place and many, many interactive exhibits for kids. I would highly suggest you do not go during a time, when camps are going through. There was a camp called Imagination Schools of North Manatee. WOW! They were pulling and grabbing at the exhibits and overtaking everything. It kind of ruined all the cool exhibits they had available. Otherwise, it was a cool place...TIP: There are two buildings and a playground. Don't miss any of it!
  • Perhaps I came at an unlucky time, but for having a name like the Museum of Science and Industry, there was not enough of one for adults or older juveniles and pretty much none of the other. For the price, most adults will currently find two exhibits, and only one of them worth visiting, and it being rather run down from misuse by the public and what seems to be maintenance trouble. Parts of every exhibit are broken with no indication of when they'll be repaired. Some are malfunctional, while others have plainly been broken by reckless visitors. The best exhibit of the two was about the human body. It offered a wealth of information about everything from birth to sickness to medical technology and death. Some parts of it were functional. Other parts weren't. The exhibit terminated with a legacy vortex that was supposed to spin small sheets of paper with the names of loved ones about a cylinder. Instead, the fan had managed to push and trap them all in the bottom and scant few ever moved. The weather section might have seemed a little interesting to kids, but there wasn't a lot for adults looking for mental stimulation, and again, portions of the exhibit were broken. On the upside, they are apparently working on a 3D printing exhibit that may be interesting If you have kids, you may find this museum a bit better, but for me, it felt barren, poorly maintained, and questionably managed.
  • Loved our visit! This was the last stop on our week long Florida tour. We visited amusement parks, two aquariums, and multiple beaches. I think this was our favorite spot of all. We thoroughly enjoyed the Dome IMAX, Kids in Charge, and all the other exhibits. My personal favorite was the planetarium. The place was nearly empty, so we had plenty of time to do everything. And the food from the cafe was great!
  • I've been going on field trips with Elementary aged students for years. Every year the kids have a great time. The staff are very kid friendly and make science actually entertaining for kids of all ages.
  • MOSI is great with or without kids! Plenty of things for active minded children, and calmer children. Want to run and do active things? There's a place for that! Want kid friendly interactive displays that make them think and learn? There's a place for that! Want to explore exhibits without kids in tow? The displays are interesting and informative! The butterfly garden is relaxing and lovely, and cafe makes everything fresh, and the gift shop is fun too. Inexpensive and fun day, indoors in our Florida weather.

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