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 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!
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 Overall the place is outdated, rundown and dull.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.
My little ones had fun and yes they were intrested things but the place was outdated and the staff were "just there".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.
The exhibits we saw were the same exhibits we saw three years ago -- no new or traveling exhibits the day we visited. The exhibits were in poor repair, and there were few staffers available to answer questions. IMAX was good.
MOSI is an acronym for "Museum Of Science & Industry" but it should be changed to MASI: "Museum Against Science & Industry". The focus seems to be on anything connected to the environment, only, and not on any hard science or math.
The "Industry" connection is to orange growing, while the "Science" exhibits relate to Florida weather. There are no basic exhibits covering any physical principles like waves, momentum & acceleration, or the basics of electricity.
The small nod they give to Florida's space activities are very superficial, and do nothing to open a door to understanding of textbook concepts the way that the Eames Mathematica exhibit did.
The IMAX movies they choose to run are all environmental diatribes against technology.
I wonder if there is a pro-science and pro-industry museum anywhere in the country anymore.
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.
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!
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