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Here's one family's MOSI story.
Dear MOSI supporter,

My name is John Olmstead, and I'm asking you to give to MOSI on Give Day Tampa Bay. MOSI has meant so much to me and my family, here's our story.

I became a member around the time my little girl was 5. MOSI was a constant place to visit, walk around, talk, enjoy science, ask questions, buy toys, get lunch. MOSI was that fun place my little girl loved to go to. When she got old enough to go to camps, what good friends she made there. She still has many of those friends today. We still are friends with the families of the kids. MOSI families are the best and all are science and knowledge oriented with curious kids, involved moms and dads who have interesting lives apart from school and work.  

My son followed in his sister's footsteps at MOSI. Joe and I would go to MOSI and spend hours together roaming, reading, discovering, experiencing and making a MOSI day of it just like I had done with his sister. He's loved the camps so much over these years, that he started volunteering this past summer. He's so enthused that he's putting in 8-9 hour days as a volunteer. He enjoys explaining and showing the younger kids all the cool things MOSI has to offer. 

Now my daughter is 26 and she has her own family. Her little boy comes and enjoys looking at all the MOSI kids at kids in charge. I am sure when he's old enough, he'll be going to camps at MOSI. If MOSI hadn't been there to create heroes and stars of mathematicians and scientists, I think my daughter's life would be wholly different.

The Tampa Bay area is enriched with all the science and math exhibits and interactions MOSI provides, the environment where intelligent kids are encouraged to be nerds and not only feel rewarded and accepted, they are rewarded and accepted.  MOSI provides families the backdrop and milieu for raising intelligent, happy, well-adjusted kids who know about our big world and understand the discoveries human kind has made in our world. MOSI gives those kids the social rewards to be intellectual and encourages them to make their own discoveries in this amazing world. 

Thanks to you, MOSI people in the past, all the donors and volunteers that make MOSI the treasure of this area. It has been the place where I can see hope for our future.

J. Steele Olmstead


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)


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)