More than 450 activities await visitors at this non-profit facility, dedicated to promoting a better understanding of science ... More
Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
More than 450 activities await visitors at this non-profit facility, dedicated to promoting a better understanding of science and technology. Guests can see the stars in the Saunders Planetarium or step inside the Gulf Coast Hurricane exhibit to experience a tropical nightmare. At the IMAX Dome Theatre, the world is bigger than life, filled with sights and sounds on a huge screen. Souvenirs ranging from totes and T-shirts to puzzles and posters are available at the Science Store. For refreshment, the MOSI Cafe offers pizzas, salads and sandwiches.
My little ones had fun and yes they were intrested things but the place was outdated and the staff were "just there". I bought the membership through groupon fortunately and although it was still a waste of money I still can use that membership through their exchange program and get discount and free admissions at other places but If I would of paid regular price it would of been a true dissapointment and if you are driving a distance save your gas money. It's really not worth it.
I guess they only add water and check the displays once a month, since on Saturday 4/16/2011, alot of the displays were broken or simply not working (Like the surge Water demo). Plus for being the Museum of Science and Industry, I would have expected more than a Concrete walled building inside, looks like they just slapped whatever they could inside and called it MOSI.
I would have gone as far as making the cafe a little more interesting than an old School lunch room theme. Hving lived in Pinellas/Pasco county for many years and never getting there, we feel it was 3 out of 10 for my birthday visit. At least the Planetarium show and the IMAX presentation was WOW, the rest of MOSI was just yippee.
If there was a Money Back gurantee, I think MOSI would close up.
Aand DO NOT use the stairs from the 4th floor unless you want to feel light headed and over heated from the science project of Heat RISING, Someone forgot to add ventilation in the stairwell and I almost passed out entering on the exit of the IMAX show.
It was nothing like we expected. We got in with my son's military discount and that was still way too much to pay for what we experienced. Overall the place is outdated, rundown and dull. The exhibits were, for the most part, juvenile and uninteresting. Worse still, half of them didn't even work. The exhibits were more like Ripley's Believe It Or Not meets Chuckie Cheese! On a more positive note, we ate in the cafe and the food was decent though overpriced. Also, we didn't see the Kids in Charge part so we have no opinion about it. Also, I'm sure exhibits on loan from other museums are probably awesome.
I drove in from Pittsburgh to take my grandchildren for a wonderful outting! Aprox. 20% of the exhibits were broken. The butterfly exhibit was closed...flew the coop! The movie ...well..that was interesting...the sound and picture didn 't match! Then at some of the exhibits or things children could play..there was an extra charge!!!!
We paid a good deal of money for this day...we did get a rain-check for the movie! We live a little distance to just stop in.
I paid over $75.00 for this.
I would hope someone can see what is going on at this place...I would not go...
Your company needs to visit all the wonderful and educational faclities we have in Pittsburgh...you will not walk away with a bad taste in your mouth!
I want a REFUND!
MOSI is not worth your time, broken exhibits, poorly arranged and not maintained. The museum is huge, but that doesn't mean it should be filthy, yuck, dust, hand prints everywhere, I don't want to talk about the cafe, shudder.
For the price, $25, you would expect a lot more, good grief. The staff is clueless, the volunteers look bored no wonder really when you look around at all the boring things to do.
The place has potential to be great but it seems that management doesn't care about the place, if they did it would be clean at least. From what I have heard the CEO Wit Ostrenko makes $230,000 a year - question is where is that money going, certainly not where it belongs.
My daughter, husband and I had a great time! She liked playing the Dr operation simulator.My husband enjoyed the farting / belching keyboard. I had fun playing the drums & singing with the karaoke machine. We had a fantastic time. Can't wait to go back!
We were so excited to go to this museum, and when we saw it we were really excited to see such a huge facility. Unfortunately, what we found were really boring exhibits, many broken exhibits, trash on the floors, filthy bathrooms, no staff past the ticket booth and activities/exhibits that just were not available or were closed. I generally love science museums, but I've seen MUCH better exhibits in MUCH smaller cities.
My immediate family (ages 18-65) thought it would be fun to meet up at MOSI, but we were sorely disappointed. Many of the exhibit pieces were broken and the rest were battered and sad. The staff were unhelpful and unapologetic. The iMAX movie that we attended was exactly what you would find on the Discovery channel; it did not take good advantage of the iMAX format and was not really about Science or Technology (but instead about cute fish). The touring exhibit on sunken pirate ships was good, but I do not believe it was resident to MOSI (hence why it was still functional and relevant, I guess). I love science museums, but I would not recommend this museum to anyone.
I have been coming here since I was 2. I have learned so much and all of the workers and volunteers are extremely helpful and friendly. If you go, be sure to check out the high-wire bike and hurricane machine! MOSI is definatly a must see attraction.
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