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Museum of Science and Industry

4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
+1 813-987-6000
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Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry with more than 450 hands-on activities, plus Florida’s only IMAX® DOME Theatre, five-stories-tall and offering a higher resolution than any other theater in Tampa; It is more than a movie, it is an experience. Brave extreme weather conditions inside Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, and explore the stages of life in The Amazing You exhibition. Gaze into the starry night sky in MOSI’s Saunders Planetarium, and don’t miss exploring the outdoors in the BioWorks Butterfly Garden and MOSI Backwoods. Kids get to run the show at MOSI’s Kids In Charge!, the largest children’s science center in nation, while kids of all ages get a rush from MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2099
+1 813-987-6000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

1  Thank Jemcgill
MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad you had a great experience. Thanks for coming!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 getting a single room instead.

1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Carla I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is simply an educational playground for young children. Do not waste your time or money if you are not taking children with you. Also, the planetarium was outdated. This was a huge let down as it sounds like MOSI used to be great before...More

1  Thank JarodLombardi
MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry you feel the Saunders Planetarium is outdated. In fact, during or recent renovation we made a significant investment to upgrade all of it elements.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had kids 12, 9, and almost 5. All had a fun time which can be challenging with the age spread. We paid the extra $7 for the kids to do the outdoor ropes course - all really enjoyed it except the youngest who got...More

1  Thank millamy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ripoff, you pay entrance , you pay to ride , you pay for the planetarium. The museum is ok, not many things to see. In 1 1/2 hours you are done. There are way better science museums out there .

Thank Maria Eduarda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building and we can learn a lot with the exhibits. However, some of them fall flat because the computer is frozen, doesn’t work or has a lack of instructions. Kids liked the moon section. After 1h15, we were done already and it was a...More

1  Thank Apocalypstyck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and daughter. It was their second time coming (the first was prior to the move into the current building and reopen). This was my first and they were very excited because their first visit was awesome with so much to...More

5  Thank TomD0711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice museum with lots of engaging activities for kids. Also enjoyed our time in the beautiful outdoor area and butterfly garden.

1  Thank Lilyana D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I came up this last weekend for our sons 11th birthday, our gift to him. I ranted and raved about your facility for more than a week, as I've been coming there for more than 15years. My older children have also been...More

3  Thank Jayce M
MOSI T, General Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate it when people reach out with feedback, good or bad. Thank you. We hope this response will help explain some of the changes you experienced. MOSI moved to our new location on campus to ensure a sustainable business model, while still providing a...More

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Norm W
12 November 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth T | Reviewed this property |
Try to get the coupons they have at one of the hotels.
3 April 2017|
Response from MOSI T | Property representative |
Hello! While we do not have a water play area in Kids in Charge! we have an outdoor playground and plenty of fun exhibits inside!
Amanda M
10 September 2016|
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Response from MOSI T | Property representative |
Yes, Kids in Charge! has plenty of fun things for toddlers! We have many different and interactive exhibits there, such as our play supermarket, and we also have the Imagination Playground, where kids can play and build with... More