Idea ZoneĀ® Events and Programs

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Idea Zone Hours:  


Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Hours are subject to change. 

Idea Zone® is a creative invention space where children and families design, make, and experiment with a variety of tools, materials, and processes used by engineers, scientists, artists, coders and makers. Idea Zone® consists of two main areas: the makerspace and the fabrication lab. In our makerspace area, a team of instructors and makers facilitate activities that focus on the process of turning ideas into reality through drop-in workshops, building challenges and prototype exhibits. Our fabrication lab allows students to learn to develop projects through digital fabrication in classes, camps and technology workshops. The dynamic nature of Idea Zone® allows guests to participate in a wide variety of experiences everyday.


Idea Zone Maker Programs


Advance your technology skills and open new possibilities through our workshops using a variety of tools in a collaborative and creative environment. Many of our Idea Zone programs will certify usage to use fabrication equipment. 


MOSI hosts public programming inside Idea Zone on the weekends.  Some of the Idea Zone public programming activities include high-tech gaming and simulations, fashion design, robot building and science experiments.  

Please call 813-987-6000 for more information and/or questions.    

Click here for a complete listing of paid programming available for registration inside Idea Zone.




How to Draw Anime

Emily demonstrated her talent as an artist and videographer in one of MOSI's IdeaZone Summer Science Camps.


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