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Feb. 14, 2015 at noon

Dads bring your favorite little girl to a very special Valentine’s luncheon in MOSI’s Saunders Planetarium where you’ll enjoy an Italian themed lunch under the starry sky.   Join us in creating one of your favorite Daddy-Daughter memories of her lifetime.  

Program Fee: $50 Dad/Daughter                        MOSI member: $40 Dad/Daughter

Limited seating available. Call (813) 987-6000 to reserve your spot. Tampa family valentine event family valentine lunch 

3D Toy Prototyping

Ages 7 – 12

Saturday, Feb. 21

10 a.m. - Noon

Program fee: $20                                            MOSI member: $15

Developing new and interesting toys has never been easier since the invention of 3D modeling. Try your hand at toy design and learn about how a toy goes from idea to a product on store shelves. Learn various fun techniques to make your own toy ideas a step closer to reality.


Family Rocket Engineering

Saturday, Feb. 28

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Program fee: $40 per two-person team

MOSI member: $30 per two-person team

Take to the family on a high-flying adventure by building chemically-powered rockets from scratch. Design, build and launch your way to a perfect MOSI day. 



After School Programs 2014 - 2015

After School Program Affordable USF Temple Terrace Area Science Fun Learning GamesNow your kids can spend the after school hours in an exciting hands-on program at MOSI. It's a great place that lets them explore science, show off their creative side, play games and make new friends all in the safe and stimulating environment of the MOSI After School Program.

  • Hours: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Extended hours on early release days
  • Location: MOSI Center for Learning (Pick up child at MOSI)
  • Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade (ages 5 and up)
  • Program Fee: $60 per week, unless otherwise noted
  • Registration Date: Preregistration with payment is required the Friday prior to program date
  • School Holidays: Optional, full-day programs are available on most school holidays from a $10 daily fee


Daily Program Features:

  • Students escorted by MOSI staff from Pizzo Elementary, USF/Patel School and MOSI Partnership Schools in Tampa
  • Homework assistance
  • Organized recreational games and outdoor play
  • Interactive science, technology and art activities
  • Guided access to MOSI exhibits
  • Fun, knowledgeable and caring staff
  • Snack provided

Payment and Registration:
Fees - A nonrefundable registration fee of $60 per child is required at the time of registration. The $60 weekly fee is due in advance and must be received prior to the week of care. Late payments may result in dismissal from the program.

A late pick-up fee of $5 is assessed per child for every 15 minutes (or any part thereof) if a child is not picked up by 6 p.m. A fee of $25 is assessed for each returned check.

The MOSI After School Program participates in the School Readiness Program, Federal Employee Education Assistance Fund and Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Payments can be made by check, cash or credit card at the MOSI Box Office. All major credit cards are accepted. The MOSI Box Office is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Automatic monthly deduction is available to credit card users who pay on a monthly basis.


Click here to download the 2014 - 2015 MOSI After School Program brochure.


Click here to download the 2014 - 2015 MOSI After School Program Application.


Click here to download the 2014 - 2015 After School Program payment Schedule.


Ages 3 to 5 years
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Minecraft Mania
Every Saturday from 1 - 3 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m. 
Ages 7 - 12,  *Pre-registration required.

Experience the phenomenon of Minecraft! Make friends, discover new secrets and tricks and learn how you can be a Minecraft Designer, Adventurer, and even Master. Each week will feature different customized worlds and scenarios featuring individual and multi-player game-play only found at MOSI. Create new worlds and make a playground for your imagination.


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