Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa

2.9
#3 of 11 in Museums in Tampa
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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  • Nice place with lots of activities! No where to grab a bite so we ended up leaving before we were ready because kids needed to eat.  more »
  • As many other reviewers mentioned a lot has changed at MOSI. However, we really enjoyed our visit. All of the exhibits are now located in one building. One thing that really stood out was how clean th...  more »
  • It was an eye opening experience. Learned a lot of things. My kids enjoyed the trip, including the iMax experience.  more »
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  • Very nice museum with quite a bit of activities for both children and adults. It also offers additional experiences for an extra fee. It's a museum that can be visited in less than 4 hours and children want to come back for more. The lay out could be improved for a better experience.
  • Use to be a place for learning at any age but now it’s more like a playground for smaller children. Some of the best exhibits like the human body are gone now. It’s been reduced to one floor as well. For what you get they should have reduced the price. Only good for small children in my opinion.
  • Great little science place. More like a play area then museum since everything is interactive. Definitely feel it’s more for older kids probably 5+ my 3 year old liked messing with stuff but felt like it would be more appropriate for ones that have more inclination to focus on what each station teaches.
  • Very, very small compared to what it used to be. Primarily geared toward children. My 5 yo liked playing with some of the exhibits. Lots of hands on activities but most of the exhibits don't work very well. The mission moon exhibit is pretty cool. When I went, I didn't know it was so much smaller now that the big building is closed and I'm not sure if it was really worth the $12 per person. The staff always seem happy and helpful. The facility is well maintained and clean. If the exhibits worked properly, it'd be nice, but it's still worse off than it was when I was a kid.
  • I've gone here ever since I was 5 years-old and attended the charter school here. Every time I walk in, I still have the same sense of child-like wonder when I first ran around, rambunctious child that I was. The staff has varied throughout the years, but they have always been friendly and especially accommodating of children. This is a great place to build an initial interest if science for your child, and a great place for even teenagers to expand the scope of their general knowledge. If you are an adult working in the broad field of sciences, you probably will not get as much out of the experience, but I assure you it is not boring if you focus on the areas outside your field of expertise. The IMAX theatre appeals to everyone and is a must-see experience, no matter the film. This is an important bastion of the community in the Tampa/Temple Terrace area. Take a look and it will at least be worth your time. Bring your children if you love seeing their eyes widen in wonder and excitement.
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