Museum of Science and Industry

Feel the impacts of extreme weather firsthand; tackle a 36-foot-high rope course; and watch a simulation of the stages of life! This innovative center of learning is quirky, fun, and conveniently located near many of Florida’s most popular attractions, making it an ideal half-day experience.
  • Adult gate price $22.95
  • Child gate price $18.95
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The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the coolest places to visit in the Tampa area, and its quirky personality and hip exterior make it one of the most exciting museums in the state. Mosey on down to MOSI for a few hours of static electricity, stars, tightropes, kid’s learning zones, butterflies, AND check out the only IMAX Dome Theater in the state of Florida. Note: The IMAX Theater is an additional fee and is paid directly at the museum.

What can you see at MOSI? This futuristic museum boasts 450 hands-on activities, including some very cool interactive and multi-sensory experiences. Here’s a look at a few of them:

Sunders Planetarium: This Orlando planetarium is a state-of-the-art stargazing facility, and is home to a projection dome and a super-high-tech projector (also known as the GOTO Space Simulator Chronos projection system). The powerful machine is capable of recreating the night sky from any time (past, present, or future) in less than 20 seconds from any geographical spot on the planet! The planetarium shows run at hourly intervals throughout the day, and your MOSI pass gives you free admission to one show!

Disasterville: Brave extreme weather conditions inside Disasterville (featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest), and see what really happens inside storms, twisters, and more!

The Amazing You: Explore the stages of life, from birth through adolescence, then on to mid-life and old age. Get a very real look at some serious medical conditions that affect humans and what their impact on the human body is, and learn about the sleep cycle and its importance for brain function!

MOSI Outside: Head out into the tropics in MOSI’s backyard, which houses awesome outdoor exhibits like the BioWorks Butterfly Garden (did you know the average raindrop weighs 70 milligrams, and the average butterfly weighs about 500 milligrams?), the Ropes Course, which features a 12-36 foot high multilevel climbing course (extra charge may apply), and the Back Woods Forest Preserve, a diminutive forest oasis located on 25 acres and featuring such ecosystems as wetlands, flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks.

Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon learning about science, and exploring unique sensations and experiences that we often take for granted. Located just around the corner from world-famous Busch Gardens, a trip to MOSI is a great indoor addition to a weekend visit to Tampa!

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Museum of Science and Industry Details

Website: www.mosi.org
Phone: 813-987-6000
Address
4801 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617
Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
Note
Parking is $4 per vehicle and is not included with your admission. Special engagement exhibitions and IMAX movies can be added for an additional fee at the MOSI Box Office.
Closings
Please call for operating hours on Thanksgiving,Christmas,and New Year's Day
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
4801 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617
Public Transportation
From Orlando, take I-4 West to I-75 North (the junction is before you get to Tampa). Continue north on I-75 to Fowler Ave. (Exit 265) then head westbound for 2 1/2 miles to the traffic light at MOSI.
Driving Directions
From Orlando, take I-4 West to I-75 North (the junction is before you get to Tampa). Continue north on I-75 to Fowler Ave. (Exit 265) then head westbound for 2 1/2 miles to the traffic light at MOSI.

Admission and Offer Information

Getting In

Please proceed to the MOSI Ticket Counter with your Go Select Pass. Included admission to all MOSI permanent exhibitions and one Saunders Planetarium show (based on availability) with the Go Select Pass.

Special exhibitions and IMAX theater can be added for an additional fee paid at the box office.

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