Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry – we call it MOSI for short – is a scientific playground with more than 450 hands-on activities in the largest science center in the southeastern United States.
Ride in the first driverless car open to the public in North America, witness the future in 3D Printing the Future: The Exhibition, experience an immersive film in the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre, see the stars in The Saunders Planetarium, explore another world in our NASA-funded Mission: Moonbase lunar colony, and have a blast in our Kids In Charge! children’s science center.
MOSI's innovative exhibits urge you to ask questions and expand your mind. We show you how cool curiosity can be – there are no tests or quizzes here. We spark conversations about the world and the future among kids and their grandparents, between spouses, and with strangers. There’s no other place like it in Tampa Bay.
Plan Your Visit
Where should you start your MOSI adventure? Right here. You'll find MOSI's hours, ticket information, details on parking and directions, group and field trip rates, and more.
MOSI is a not-for-profit magnet for innovation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education where we make a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Education and outreach programs take our unique blend of fun and learning and spread it through the community. Our Summer Science Camps inspire students from preschool through high school. Several initiatives take MOSI’s telescopes and mobile lab out into schools and neighborhoods. And our Museums of All program – the first in Florida – allows low-income families to visit MOSI at a dramatically discounted price.
Ever built and launched a rocket? Ordered electricity to obey your commands? Turned simple chemicals into incredible ooze? Every day, families team up to make that happen in MOSI’s Idea Zone® maker space.
The hands-on problem-solving skills America needs as we head into the 21st century aren’t just “taught” daily at MOSI – they’re celebrated and energized, so the conversations keep going at home around the dinner table.
MOSI's History and Future
In April of 2016, MOSI launched its most exciting project yet: planning to relocate to a brand new, world-class science center in Downtown Tampa. MOSI’s relocation will create an iconic institution and a beacon for learning in Tampa’s cultural core.
“Our planners will be seeking out innovative designs and exciting ways to touch the future. And we’ll also be elevating key elements of MOSI’s existing programs – exploring space, understanding health sciences, and connecting with tomorrow,” said MOSI President and CEO Molly Demeulenaere. “In the years ahead, MOSI will move from a focus on being the largest science center in the Southeast to becoming one of the finest in North America.”
During the estimated three to five years it will take to create MOSI’s new future-focused home, its current campus on East Fowler Avenue across from the University of South Florida will remain 100 percent open and 100 percent amazing, with new upgrades, new IMAX® films, and new temporary special exhibitions.
Accessibility and Accomodation
MOSI is committed to making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. Find out about accessibility information or request special accommodations here.
Media Contacts for News Coverage
Reporters, editors, and bloggers -- MOSI is your go-to resource for stories about family fun, innovative education, new technology, driverless cars, drones, space, and more! Get in touch here.
Board of Directors
MOSI is operated by the Museum of Science & Industry Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a volunteer board of directors made up of community leaders. See our directors and latest IRS Form 990 here.
MOSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. MOSI's core ideology is to make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.