Accessibility & Accommodation
Making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds
Welcome to MOSI, where we are intent on creating an inclusive guest experience where everyone can participate in the excitement of science. Many of our exhibits offer multi-sensory interactive experiences. If you are concerned about too much sensory stimulation, ask a MOSI staff member or volunteer about what you might expect while exploring the exhibits.
MOSI is wheelchair accessible. Automatic doors are located at the main entrance from the MOSI Entry Plaza and parking lot. Handicapped parking spaces are available near the entrance to MOSI. The property surrounding the museum is paved.
Wheelchairs are available at no additional cost on a first-come, first-served basis at the MOSI Ticket Office. Guests must leave a driver’s license or credit card at the ticket office until the wheelchair is returned.
MOSI is committed to providing a website that is available to the widest possible audience. We endeavor to make content on this site accessible for people with disabilities. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing content on our site, please contact us.
Summer Sensory Camps are available.
MOSI can also create specialized programming for groups’ needs with advance reservations and notice of special needs.
Staff members are available to help with sign language interpretation if needed.
Service dogs are permitted.
Sky Trail® Ropes Course: Closed, secured, or athletic footwear is required.
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
Please note that lighting in some exhibit areas may be dim due to the nature of the exhibition. Although visitors requiring assistance from a service animal are welcome, MOSI reserves the right to limit access that may pose safety or health concerns.
If you require an accommodation for your visit, please contact Jamie Buckingham, Director of Guest Services, at least 15 working days prior to your visit by calling (813) 987-6000 or by email at Jamie.Buckingham@mosi.org.
For hearing impaired assistance, please call the Florida Relay System at 711.
Partnering toward a more autism accessible experience
Tampa Bay’s leading experts in Autism Spectrum Disorder, C.A.R.D. (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) at USF, along with Believe It and Achieve It Therapy Services have partnered with MOSI in shaping its current exhibit path, job training, as well as learning programs and specialty events.
To make fun and learning even more open to all families in Tampa Bay, the area’s leader in hands-on science learning is teaming up with the community’s largest provider of Autism Spectrum Disorder services. The partnership between the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) and C.A.R.D. is leading the way in the ASTC community in diversity and acceptance.
Working under the motto “partnering toward a more autism accessible experience,” the collaboration will lead to more vital venue experience for a wider range of guests in Tampa Bay, richer and more fulfilling time together for families that include children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and guidelines for other museums and businesses that are looking to create a more inclusive experience.
“At MOSI, our core goal is to make science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. By partnering with C.A.R.D. and Believe It and Achieve It Therapy Services, we are taking that pledge further than ever before,” said MOSI Chief Operating Officer Rob Lamke. “Creating a more autism accessible experience means a fresh look at everything in our current venue – from the layout of our hands-on exhibits all the way back to how we let our guests know what to expect before they arrive.”
For more information about C.A.R.D. click here - http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/index.html
For more information on Believe It and Achieve It Therapy Services click here - https://believeittherapy.com/