Explore over 450 interactive exhibits on astronomy, technology, robotics, gaming and more at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa. Re-create the night sky with a state-of-the-art star projector in the planetarium and travel to the moon to create a lunar colony at Mission: Moonbase. Cruise in a self-driving car, fly a drone and code robots. There are also daily space talks and live demos, and don’t forget to check out the IMAX® DOME Theater. You can even go ziplining and do a ropes course, at an additional cost.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, aka MOSI, is the largest science center in the southeastern United States. This nonprofit science museum has 450 interactive exhibits on space and astronomy, technology, robotics, gaming and more. It also houses Florida’s only IMAX® DOME Theater.
With a MOSI admission ticket, the opportunities seem endless for the entire family. Learn and play inside Kids In Charge!, the largest children’s science center in the nation, with cutting-edge theories about learning and skill building. It’s uniquely designed for kids 12 and under. Preschoolers can experiment with friction and collision physics in the Slippery Science exhibit.
The Amazing You is a 13,000 square-foot exhibit on health and wellness. Disasterville combines education and 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science behind natural disasters. Meanwhile, up-and-coming inventors can dream it, make it and do it in MOSI’s new technology playground and inventor’s studio called the Idea Zone.
The Saunders Planetarium has a state-of-the-art star projector capable of recreating the night sky in less than 20 seconds from the past, present and future — from anywhere on the planet.
Then get physical on MOSI’s Sky Trail Ropes Course, featuring 35 elements on a multilevel structure, or soar 700 feet in the air on the Sky Trail Zip Line. (Ropes course at additional cost of USD$7, zipline at additional cost of USD$10, payable on day of admission.)
New exhibition includes:
3D Medicine - View 3D-printed medical objects, 3D-printed body parts and prosthetics. Learn how 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of modern medicine.
3D Science & Technology - Explore how 3D printing is helping scientists and researchers working in some of the most remote places on Earth. Learn how 3D printing is being used to help solve crimes, build cars and houses, along with sending replacement tools to astronauts in space.
3D Archaeology - The Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) will illustrate ancient sites and artifacts in surprising detail and show how scientists are using 3D printing and scanning to advance our understanding of ancient people, places, animals, and also to preserve the past.
3D Everyday - Everything from 3D-printed furniture and toys to 3D-printed fashion and jewelry are included. This section shows what 3D printing can provide in the future, like printing a replacement part for a dishwasher or an extra place setting at the dining table.
3D Workshop - Draw with the world’s first 3D printing pen and build with 3D-printed Minecraft blocks. Families can take part in an interactive story featuring 3D-printed models that will tap into the imagination of children through tangible story-themed play they can design and print out.
3D Live Showcase - This live stage show will feature a variety of fascinating demonstrations, including interactive scanning, a 3D Music Jam Show with actual 3D-printed instruments, and step-by-step walk-throughs of the 3D printing process.