Explore MOSI

Wooden Wonders of the World (January 14, 2023 - May 29, 2023)

Wooden Wonders of the World is an amazing display of engineering, design, and architecture. Each structure included in Wooden Wonders of the World is a painstaking recreation of an iconic building, built to an exacting 1:164 scale by hand out of toothpicks! Many of the tallest buildings from the Washington Monument to current title-holder, the UAE’s Burj Khalifa, will be on display. These models will take visitors through a global journey of engineering marvels, while inspiring the inner architect and designer in us all.

Explore MOSI

Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry – we call it MOSI for short – is a scientific playground with more than 100 hands-on activities!

Guests can lie on a bed of nails, build a robot, explore optical illusions, challenge themselves with hands-on brain puzzles, explore another world in our NASA-funded Mission: Moonbase lunar colony, learn about our solar system in the Saunders Planetarium, and defy gravity on our Sky Trail® Ropes Course.

MOSI's innovative exhibits urge you to ask questions and expand your mind. We show you how cool curiosity can be and 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!

MOSI is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission for the day can be purchased at the Admissions Desk upon your arrival.

General Admission to MOSI's permanent exhibits is:

$14 per adult (18 and up)

$10 for children (3 - 17)

FREE for children 2 and under

Look below for more information on MOSI's permanent exhibits and add-on activities!

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A Look Inside

Peek into the human body to discover how nutrition, fitness, medicine, and technology make a healthier YOU!

Use your brain to play a game of Mindball and take on a life-size version of Operation.

Try on a pair of Drunk Driving goggles to see how alcohol consumption affects your vision and coordination.

Dinovations Lab

With a total length of around 90 feet (27 meters), the diplodocus is the star of MOSI’s Dinovations Lab, a Jurassic-themed exhibit that invites guests to explore the world of paleontology, the science of prehistoric life, in a base camp setting.  Besides featuring one of the largest dinosaurs of all time, MOSI’s Dinovations Lab will tap into the excitement of dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages with PaleoLab investigations, crawl-through challenges, dino-themed animation in Fossil Films, and an opportunity to touch actual dino poop. Dinovations Lab will inspire a love for the mystery and wonderment for an incredible time on our planet when dinosaurs ruled and mammals drooled!

Mission: Moonbase

Step through an airlock and get immersed in NASA’s true vision for living on worlds beyond Earth.

Learn how to cultivate your own food and water supplies in a lunar colony.

Explore the Moon's surface and collect samples to analyze.

IdeaZone®

Create something amazing in MOSI’s makerspace and fab lab! From building robots to ordering electricity to obey your commands, our team of inventors and tinkerers have hands-on projects waiting for you every day. Idea Zone® is home to different themes and projects each month, so there's always something new to see and do at MOSI!

We invite all of our guests to spend some meaningful time together building something new. Drop in during your visit to MOSI and take on exciting projects in Idea Zone® that are included with your MOSI admission!

 I Wonder...

What? Why? How?

Get curious about the basics of physics, optics, geology, and math.

Lie on a real bed of nails, move a giant pendulum using nothing but magnets and challenge a friend and test your strength in a game of Tug-o-War.

The Saunders Planetarium

Discover the stars and gaze in awe at the Universe as you tour the night sky with a MOSI astronomer!

Lean back as we turn off the lights and use our state-of-the-art star projector to simulate the night sky from any place on Earth, at any time in the past, present, or future!

Take a tour of the night sky, guided by one of MOSI’s expert astronomers, and gaze in awe at the Universe as you discover the stars and planets.

Check our Daily Calendar for scheduled show times.

*Planetarium Shows are an add-on experience. Tickets are sold at the Admissions Desk on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $5 per person.

Sky Trail® Ropes Course

Conquer your fears on this 36-foot-high multilevel structure, featuring 35 different elements. The course is designed with challenging high-energy feats ideal for all ages. For added safety, once you "clip in" and connect your harness to start the course, you won't detach it until you are back on the ground.

Hours are subject to weather conditions. The Sky Trail Ropes Course will be open additional hours during holidays and school breaks.

Check our MOSI Calendar for the schedule and our Sky Trail Ropes Course page for details and requirements.

*The Sky Trail Ropes Course is an add-on experience. Tickets are sold at the Admissions Desk on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $7 per person.

Virtual Reality Simulator

Are you a thrill seeker? Travel to another world in MOSI’s Virtual Reality Simulator!

Experience a spacewalk on the International Space Station or an underwater adventure among prehistoric creatures in 360 degrees

Guests must be 42” or taller to ride

*The Virtual Reality Simulator is an add-on experience. Tickets are sold at the Admissions Desk on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $8 per person.