When I first moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2001, it seemed like everyone I talked to had been to The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) for one reason or another, whether for a fun day with the family or for a school field trip. Not wanting to feel left out any longer, I decided to pay a visit to MOSI a few weeks ago to check out their exhibit, Da Vinci: The Genius.
While the Da Vinci display has moved on, visitors to MOSI can look forward to their next visiting exhibit, CSI: The Experience, which will be in Tampa through September 6. Become part of the action by searching for clues, analyzing data and learning about the science that goes on behind the hit television series.
MOSI offers a deal for Fourth of July weekend, giving away one free
admission with the purchase of a
regularly priced ticket.
MOSI is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for ages 13 to 59 are $20.95 and $18.95 for seniors over the age of 60. Children ages 2-12 pay $16.95. Included in the price of admission are access to MOSI's permanent exhibits, a show at The Saunders Planetarium, a standard film viewing at the IMAX Dome Theater and access to an area of the museum called Kids in Charge.
Things to Check Out:
Be prepared to make a day of it. There are three floors full of things to investigate, even more if you include the