Science museums’ acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today’s Groupon for basic membership to MOSI. Choose from the following options:
- For $22, you get a basic individual membership (a $45 value).
- For $39, you get a basic dual membership (a $79 value).
- For $49, you get a basic family membership (a $99 value).
Click here for a list of basic-membership benefits.
The Museum of Science & Industry, succinctly referred to as MOSI, unfurls more than 450 hands-on activities throughout its three floors, beckoning curious visitors to explore a sprawl of interactive exhibits. Visitors can peruse the Amazing You exhibit, which charts the human body’s stages of life using videos, games, and a daily in-person lecture from Dr. Sigmund Freud. A multihued array of winged creatures native to the region flitters about in the BioWorks Butterfly Garden, and MOSI’s high-wire bike safely glides riders across a 1-inch steel cable suspended 30 feet in the air. Guests can marvel at twinkling constellations in The Saunders Planetarium or pay a visit to Disasterville, a meteorological display that simulates weathermen bloopers and natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes over 10,000 square feet.
Tampa's Museum of Science & Industry—also known as MOSI—has all the answers; even to questions you hadn't thought up yet. What would it be like to live on the moon? Head over to Mission: Moonbase for a detailed simulation. What did the night sky look like in the distant past and what will it look like in the future? The Saunders Planetarium can conjure the starscape of any era. These are just two of the museum's 450 hands-on activities, which also include The Amazing You—an interactive exhibit that explores the process of human development—and the BioWorks Butterfly Garden.
All of these activities feed into the nonprofit, community-based museum's mission of making science fun and accessible to curious citizens of all ages. It is home to a massive children's museum, a water treatment facility that doubles as an exhibit on marshy ecosystems, and an IMAX dome theater—the only one of its kind in Florida.