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What to do in Tampa Bay this weekend? MOSI has a wide variety of activities and workshops for learners of all ages from preschool to adult. Design your own video game, become a Minecraft Master, or try out MOSI's 3D printer and laser cutter!
Gather the family for a fun afternoon challenge or collaborate together in building a prototype. If your interests lie in robotics, engineering, gaming or art and design one of our MOSI S.T.E.A.M. programs are sure to meet your needs. Programs are also great for beginners. Come add a new dimension of fun to your weekends.
Click on program title to register or for more information call (813) 987-6000. Advance registration required.
Saturday, Feb. 21,10 a.m. - Noon
Ages 7 – 12
Developing new and interesting toys has never been easier since the invention of 3D modeling. Try your hand at toy design and learn 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.
Program fee: $20 MOSI member: $15
Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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.
Program fee: $40 per two-person team MOSI member: $30 per two-person team
Ages 9 and up
Tuesdays from 4 – 6 p.m.
Session 2: March 3, 17, 24, and 31
Session 3: April 7, 14, 21, and 28
Expand your interest in video games from playing to creating your own! Learn the skills to create a video game from idea to playable completion. Experience all phases of game development including level design, coding and graphics while creating an engaging video game. Work with a variety of game development tools including Scratch, GameMaker, and more with the help of talented instructors. Make friends and enhance your technology skills in this exciting program. Beginners are welcome to take part in the fun!
Program fee: $80 per session MOSI member: $60 per session
Saturdays from 10 a.m. – noon
Session 1: March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Session 2: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2
Session 3: May 9, 16, 23, and 30
Design and develop your very own video game with Kodu, a powerful, game-creation toolkit and programming language. With Kodu, we will use our imaginations to create an exciting game to enter in the Kodu Challenge competition with contestants around the world. In this program that’s great for beginning game designers, we’ll tell stories and entertain others with the graphics, sounds, and excitement of the games we create. Discover your talents by taking part of this phenomenal opportunity to explore science and technology through game design.
Ages 7 -12 Every Saturday from 1 - 3 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.
Program fee: $20 MOSI member: $15 *Pre-registration required. Register online at www.campfun.org
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.
Limited availability, call 813-987-6000 or click here to register.
Engineer anything imaginable and hold it in the palm of your hand! Idea Zone encourages children and families to design, make, and play with real stuff. Each month we will feature a variety of do-it-yourself maker activities using materials that can be put together, taken apart and transformed into an exciting invention. Here is what to expect in the coming months:
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