Museum of Science & Industry
MOSI started in 1962 when Hillsborough County first accepted funding for a youth gallery in Sulphur Springs. Called the Gallery of Science and also Natural History, it gave life sciences displays and education and learning programs to children as well as grownups. The name of the museum was transformed to the Hillsborough Region Museum in 1967. In 1976, the Hillsborough Region Museum’s consultatory board as well as personnel started building on a brand-new gallery in North Tampa that was to come to be the Gallery of Scientific Research & Sector. The gallery was completed in 1980 and also completely opened to the public on January 23, 1982.
In 1995 the construction of the 190,000 square foot scientific research center with Florida’s only IMAX Dome Theatre, considerable irreversible and momentary exhibition galleries, a planetarium and also a public library was completed. Additional improvements were carried out in 1996, 2001, and also 2005. MOSI was the largest science center in the southeast and the fifth biggest in the UNITED STATES
On August 13, 2017, MOSI closed 85% of their structure as well as their IMAX cinema to conserve cash. Many displays were eliminated and also the staying exhibits were relocated to the previous “Kids accountable” area of the gallery. It is also closed to the Tampa Riverwalk.