Like fireworks, prescription eyeglasses, and Star Wars battle reenactments, movies are better enjoyed when they span across the entire field of vision. Savor an up-close-and-personal viewing experience with today's Groupon for an admission ticket to an IMAX dome or feature film and more at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), located just south of the USF campus. Choose from three options:
- For $10, you get one adult-admission ticket (age 13-59) to an IMAX dome or feature film, plus a large popcorn and one bottled drink or Imperia vodka cocktail (up to a $24.70 value).
- For $9, you get one senior-admission ticket (age 60+) to an IMAX dome or feature film, plus a large popcorn and one bottled drink or Imperia vodka cocktail (up to a $22.70 value).
- For $8, you get one child-admission ticket (age 2–12) to an IMAX dome or feature film, plus a large popcorn and one bottled drink (up to a $17.20 value).
The Museum of Science and Industry's IMAX dome theater hosts a rotating schedule of standard IMAX movies and feature films on its crystal-clear, 10,500-square-foot screen. Currently showing are one-hour films such as Born to be Wild, Tornado Alley, a documentary about storm chasers embarking on an ambitious research project, and Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, which transports viewers deep into the Borneo rainforest with a camera that magnifies the six- and eight-legged stars up to 250,000 times their normal size to where one can easily see their Spider-Man tattoos.
The IMAX dome also hosts special engagement, feature-length films, such as Sucker Punch, which sends moviegoers zooming into the vivid alternate reality of an institutionalized young girl, and Fast Five, opening April 29. Keep flavor sensors as entertained as eyeballs with one bucket of large popcorn (a $5.75 value) and a bottled drink (a $2.50 value) or an Imperia vodka cocktail (a $7 value).
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.
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