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Museum of Science & Industry

  • 4801 E. Fowler Ave. Map It
  • North Tampa

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

At this dome-topped facility near the University of South Florida's main campus, you learn about Florida weather, anatomy, flight, and space by seeing and by doing. A booth in the exhibit Disasterville lets you experience what a hurricane and its 78-mph winds feel like, though crowds sometimes mean a long wait. The BioWorks Butterfly Garden is a 6,400-square-foot engineered ecosystem project that demonstrates how wetlands can clean water plus serve as a home for butterflies. The SkyTrail ropes course is a 700-foot zip line that starts 65 feet off the ground. The museum's latest attraction is Imagination Playground, an interactive exhibit where kids can engineer everything from a city to a robot.

The 23-seat Saunders Planetarium has shows at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3, and 4 during the week and hourly on weekends. For adventurous spirits, there's a high-wire bicycle ride 30 feet above the floor. There's also an impressive IMAX theater, where films are projected on a hemispherical 82-foot dome.

Sight Information


4801 E. Fowler Ave., 1 mile north of Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida, 33617, USA

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813-987–6000; 800-987–6000


Sight Details:

  • $26.95
  • Closed Mon. in Jan.–May

Published 07/06/2017


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