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Harness the power of your inner geek at MOSI, where turning the virtual into reality with more than 450 S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based, hands-on exhibits and programs happens every day! Experience what it's like to pedal a bicycle on a one-inch cable suspended 30 feet above the ground or lie on a bed-of-nails in the Kids In Charge exhibit!
The Museum of Science & Industry is one of the coolest places to visit in the Tampa area! 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 3D printing, stars, zip lines, kid’s learning zones, butterflies and the Florida Hospital IMAX® Dome Theatre, the only IMAX® dome in the state of Florida.
Note: Note: The Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre 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 interactive and multi-sensory experiences. Here’s a look at a few of them:
Tampa’s only planetarium, The Saunders 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). This 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!
Brave extreme weather conditions inside Disasterville! (featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest), and see what really happens inside hurricanes, tornado, hail storms and more!
The Amazing You:
Explore the stages of life, from birth through adolescence, then on to mid-life and old age. Get a real look at serious medical conditions that affect humans and their impact on the human body. Learn about the sleep cycle and its importance for brain function!
Head out to the tropics in MOSI’s backyard, which houses awesome outdoor exhibits like the BioWorks Butterfly Garden, 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, flat woods 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!