MOSI: The Largest Science Center in the South

Museum of Science and Industry, FL
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Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry, affectionately known as MOSI, is the largest science center in the south at over 300,000 square feet. In addition to being home to Florida’s only IMAX Dome Theatre, MOSI also boasts Kids in Charge!, the newest and largest children’s science center in the United States.

Situated on a 74-acre plot of land across the street from the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida, MOSI's permanent exhibits include Disasterville, featuring WeatherQuest; The Amazing You, a presentation on medical health sponsored by Metropolitan Life Foundation, and Our Place in the Universe.

Museum Features

Kids In Charge!, designed specifically for children 12 and under, emphasizes the value of learning through play by bringing together science, creative thinking and imagination.

The Amazing You, sponsored by the Metropolitan Life Foundation, takes guests on a tour of the human body, starting at the DNA level and including everything from cells to organs to individuals.

Verizon Challenger Learning Center, part of an international network of centers established by families of the Challenger crew, this living memorial to the crew of the shuttle orbiter features a space vehicle and a mission control in which guests assume roles of astronauts and engineers at 12 interactive work stations.

Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, boasts 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science of natural disasters, covering floods, hail storms, hurricanes, lightning, tornados, wildfires, volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis.

Gulf Coast Hurricane allows guests to experience the impact of 74 mph hurricane force winds and offers tips on how to prepare for a tropical storm.

Demystifying India: The Exhibition, part of a large-scale education initiative called Demystifying India, offers insight into Indian culture.

Our Place in the Universe: An Exhibition on Space, Flight and Beyond, a 5,000-square-foot exhibit, focuses on space exploration and astronomy as well as technological advances in aviation.

MOSI also offers a Science-To-Go Store, the Saunders Planetarium, the Science Works Theater, the Historic Tree Grove and a BioWorks Butterfly Garden as well as the Red Baron Café.

The IMAX Dome Theatre at MOSI, a 340-seat theater with an 82-foot hemispherical movie screen, immerses viewers in an experience combining state-of-the-art cinematography and powerful visual imagery.


Monday through Friday, 9  am - 5  pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 6 pm

Open 365 days a year.