2/07/2014

MythBusters Exhibition Is Now Open at MOSI!



Today, the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa is proud to debut our new exhibition; Mythbusters: The Explosive Exposition to the public. Based on the popular Discovery show MythBusters, this exhibit is set up to appear as the workshop portrayed on the show. 

Once inside the workshop, you will be able to experience hands-on experiments, and live demonstrations seen on the TV show. The Airplane on the Conveyor Belt section allows visitors to determine if a remote-controlled airplane will take off; while sitting on a moving surface going the opposite direction. Guests can race a friend through the rain in a 20-foot rain shed for the Running in the Rain demonstration. Also, the Dodge a Bullet challenge presents the ultimate test for reaction time against a motion sensor. These myth busting activities incorporate fun and scientific exploration that engages people of all ages.

On Friday, February 6, MOSI hosted an exclusive preview of Mythbusters:The Explosive Expositionand a meet-and-greet with Kari Bryon. Excited fans patiently waited in line to take pictures and get autographs from their favorite host. During the preview of the exhibition, Bryon interacted with visitors as they viewed MythBusters artifacts such as, the rhino poop in the jar that was on displayed in the workshop.The night was filled with entertainment and experimentation.

So grab some friends and head out to MOSI to experience #MOSIMythBusters. Visit our website and Facebook page to learn more details about the exhibition. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and share some of your cool shots of the workshop.



For ticket information, click on the link below.


- Janine Fils (Marketing Intern, University of South Florida)


2/05/2014

Approaching Science like Art



On February 7, The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa will be hosting the exclusive Florida premiere of Mythbusters: The Explosive Exposition. MOSI is also offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to meet Kari Byron, star of MythBusters and Head Rush. This meet and greet will take place on February 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Kari Byron graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in film and sculpture. She began her career as a sculptor, and art is still an important aspect of her everyday life. Kari started her career in television through an internship at M5 with Jamie Hyneman. Due to her background in sculpting, Kari was able to combine art with science. “For me, having a background in art, I think, helped me immensely to become someone who really likes science because I started to approach it in a very MythBusters way,” says Kari.  “I really like just getting my hands dirty, and that’s the kind of science that I like to do, and I never realized how much I was going to like science until I started approaching it like art.”

Here at MOSI, we also understand the importance of art and science when educating children. Our exhibitions will challenge, excite and inspire children of all ages. To learn more about MOSI and the Mythbusters: The Explosive Exposition visit our website  or our facebook page. 

- Jordan Hicks (Marketing Intern, University of South Florida)


Cupid MOSI



This year on Valentine’s Day, MOSI will take you and your love to an enchanting dinner date under the stars of MOSI’s planetarium. Taste the delightful cuisine from famous cities like Paris, Buenos Aires and Fiji, while enjoying the cities’ starry night. It doesn’t stop here! Why not make a love potion? You and your sweetheart can explore the chemistry of love by creating your own signature fragrance. Let the love potion sink in to your hearts as you both enjoy a romantic dance to the world’s treasured love songs under the stars.



Hurry up as these love seats are limited. Reservation in advance is required. It will be an unforgettable night.



For more information about “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/214388992078694/ 

To register for “Total Eclipse of the Heart” click the link below



Parents Night Out!

Drop your kids off at MOSI’s IMAX Dome Theatre for pizza and the showing of the “Night of the Museum”, while you enjoy “Total Eclipse of the Heart” or other Valentine’s date you have already planned. The MOSI Education Department will help provide fun to your kids and a worry-free night for you. Your kids will also enjoy joining in on creative age-appropriate play.



The showing of the “Night of the Museum” starts on February 14 at 6pm and 8pm, and on February 15. For more information about the showing dates and times, please visit




Program Information:

Ages: 5 and up

Drop off at 6pm; Pick-up at 10pm

$25 per child

One week advance registration is required



To register, click here



-Jean Davis ( Marketing Intern, University of South Florida) 

12/03/2013

A Busy Week At MOSI!


As the holidays draw near, the elves at MOSI are busy putting together a ton of fun events to fill your December calendars! This week in particular is packed with exciting events that are sure to keep you and your family busy. Let me tell you about what we have coming up this week…

A New Throwback Thursday Film:
Journey into Amazing Caves is back at MOSI this coming Thursday! This film takes you into some exciting and dangerous caves with two scientists who are risking their lives all in the name of research. Watch them as they make thrilling discoveries in different caves all over the world! This IMAX film will run from Dec. 5- Dec. 11.


Food Truck Madness:
Food Truck Madness is back at MOSI this Friday, December 6! Come see the new food trucks we have this month, or grab something to eat from one of your favorites! The lineup we have for this Friday is: Lizziecakes, LLC, Hot Box’d Steamed Cheesburgers, Kind Grinds, Roaming Gourmand, T-Bones Famous BBQ, The Cheesesteak Truck, I Wanna Wok, Dipstix, and more! Come get your food truck fix before the year ends!

Santa’s $5 Day
$5 Day at MOSI is holiday themed this week! Come enjoy some holiday-themed crafts and games, or catch up with Santa on the Sky Trail© Ropes Course! We will have photos with Santa on the ropes course included with admission to the ropes course!

LEGO® Build-a-Thon:
Love LEGOS®??? Join us for an exciting LEGO® building competition on Sunday, December 8! We will have age-appropriate building competitions, a LEGO® carnival for the whole family to enjoy, and a LEGO® showcase of LEGO® projects! What do you want to build?


To learn more about our upcoming events and keep up with MOSI happenings, you can follow us on Twitter @mositampa, like “MOSI” on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @mosi_tampa, or add us on Google+ “MOSITampa”.

For ticket prices and additional information, please visit MOSI.org


-Leah Bebey, Marketing Intern (University of South Florida)

11/22/2013

Santa’s Little Helpers
For those of you who have had the opportunity to experience MOSI’s Idea Zone, you are aware of the exciting and creative ways we allow children to learn, build, and create in this “do-it-yourself” laboratory. This holiday season, Santa will be taking over Idea Zone. The innovative design studio has been transformed by Santa into what is now a Christmas workshop. The space will be an opportunity for visitors to give back to their family this holiday season with gifts that come from the heart. Idea Zone will allow Children to use the creative technology lab as a place to make stocking stuffers for everyone on their list. MOSI’s favorite technology playground is Santa’s workshop for all of his little helpers to spread the Christmas spirit.
            Personally, I can’t wait to head down to Santa’s work shop and create a gift for my brother using this 3-D printer. Since my brother loves to fish so much, I will design a fish on the computer and when I press print, the printer in the picture will create a 3-D plastic fish!


 I am most excited for this event because I get to see children giving back. Kids tend to get caught up in their own Christmas lists and they often forget about Mom, Dad, Grandparents, or anyone else that deserves some holiday cheer. Santa’s Workshop in Idea Zone will remind kids about the important people in their lives and allow them to create something special for the ones they love. I can’t wait to see all of the creations coming out of Idea Zone this holiday season. Santa’s Workshop will be available with the purchase of a regular admission ticket and will last from now until December 31st. Although it is only November, Christmas will be here before you know it!
For More information about the event visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/426778257424091/ or our website MOSI.org


-Kiersten Flint (Communications Intern)
Santa’s Little Helpers
For those of you who have had the opportunity to experience MOSI’s Idea Zone, you are aware of the exciting and creative ways we allow children to learn, build, and create in this “do-it-yourself” laboratory. This holiday season, Santa will be taking over Idea Zone. The innovative design studio has been transformed by Santa into what is now a Christmas workshop. The space will be an opportunity for visitors to give back to their family this holiday season with gifts that come from the heart. Idea Zone will allow Children to use the creative technology lab as a place to make stocking stuffers for everyone on their list. MOSI’s favorite technology playground is Santa’s workshop for all of his little helpers to spread the Christmas spirit.
            Personally, I can’t wait to head down to Santa’s work shop and create a gift for my brother using this 3-D printer. Since my brother loves to fish so much, I will design a fish on the computer and when I press print, the printer in the picture will create a 3-D plastic fish!
 I am most excited for this event because I get to see children giving back. Kids tend to get caught up in their own Christmas lists and they often forget about Mom, Dad, Grandparents, or anyone else that deserves some holiday cheer. Santa’s Workshop in Idea Zone will remind kids about the important people in their lives and allow them to create something special for the ones they love. I can’t wait to see all of the creations coming out of Idea Zone this holiday season. Santa’s Workshop will be available with the purchase of a regular admission ticket and will last from now until December 31st. Although it is only November, Christmas will be here before you know it!
*For More information about the event visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/426778257424091/ or our website MOSI.org


-Kiersten Flint (Communications Intern)

11/21/2013


MOSI Celebrates Throwback Thursday

Who doesn't enjoy a nice blast from the past? Starting this week, MOSI will be celebrating the popular social media trend “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) with a different IMAX movie beginning every Thursday. These IMAX movies will be classic favorites from the past.
Throughout this celebration of Throwback Thursday, you can enjoy different IMAX films that are sure to get your adrenaline rushing. The first four in the lineup are Everest, Top Speed, Journey Into Amazing Caves and Coral Reef Adventure. Which film is sure to make your adventurous side come out? Since scuba diving is one of my hobbies, I think I’d definitely have to see Coral Reef Adventure.
Everest is the first Throwback Thursday film, which will run this week from Nov.21-Nov. 27. Everest takes you through a tragic and inspiring journey to the top of Mount Everest. This film shows a team of climbers who have to continue their climb even after several fellow climbers die during the ascent.
To learn more about our Throwback Thursday celebration, watch the IMAX movie trailers (follow the link below), or to keep up with MOSI happenings, you can follow us on Twitter @mositampa, like “MOSI” on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @mosi_tampa, or add us on Google+ “MOSI Tampa”.


  

For additional info, directions and ticket prices, visit MOSI.org



--Leah Bebey (MOSI’s Marketing Intern, University of South Florida)