• MOSI Hosts Food Truck Madness, Featuring ‘Monsters After Dark’ Friday, May 10, 2013

    Art students invited to sketch the ‘monsters’ during their visit.



    TAMPA, FL (May 3, 2013) – MOSI is hosting a Food Truck Madness event, featuring ‘Monsters After Dark’ on Friday, May 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. This event will provide Tampa-area residents and visitors a chance to see Sea Monsters Revealed, the groundbreaking exhibition that is in town for a limited time only, at night. Additionally, local artists and art students are invited to sketch the sea life within the exhibition on May 10 as a part of our themed Artist Sketch Night.


    Attendees will have the opportunity to try food from the area’s coolest food trucks, including The Killer Samich Truck, Nate Paul’s Q4U, The Cuppin’ Cake Truck, Whatever Pops, Ain’t No Thang!, and Renny’s Oki Doki. Guests can enjoy great games and music, and conquer MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line in the dark. MOSI’s standard exhibit galleries will be open, in addition to the blockbuster exhibition Sea Monsters Revealed.


    Like the human anatomy exhibits that now circle the globe, Sea Monsters Revealed uses the revolutionary polymer preservation technique commonly known as plastination to bring real sea animals onto dry land for an up-close and personal look at the most mysterious creatures the deep sea has to offer. Visitors will not only see the outside, but also the inside of the most elusive aquatic life ever discovered, including a 6-foot-wide manta ray, a 15-foot-long mako shark, a giant squid, and an 18-foot-long, 3,000 pound whale shark. All specimens in the exhibition are authentic, stunning examples of the mysteries that lie beyond our shores and have been carefully recovered in accordance with the highest animal protection standards.


    Admission to Food Truck Madness is free. Additional fees apply for Sea Monsters Revealed and Sky Trail attractions.  MOSI general exhibits will be available for only $5 that evening. Tickets to Sea Monsters Revealed can be purchased in advance by calling 813-987-6000.


    For more information, visit mosi.org.




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    About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)

    MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology, and is home to the only IMAX® DOME Theatre in the state of Florida. With a total size of more than 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States.  Learn through play inside Kids In Charge! the largest Children’s Science Center in the nation; The Amazing You—a 13,000 square-foot exhibition on health and wellness; or Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, which combines education and 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science behind natural disasters.  Conquer your fears on MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course, featuring 35 elements on a 12 – 36 foot high, multilevel structure, or soar 700 feet on the Sky Trail Zip Line. Budding inventors can Dream It – Make It – Do it in MOSI’s new technology playground & inventor’s studio, Idea Zone, and preschoolers can experiment with friction and collision physics in Slippery Science, a PNC Passport to Science – Grow Up Great Initiative. Additionally, MOSI recently unveiled its newest exhibition Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by NASA, where guests can travel to the moon to operate a lunar colony. MOSI is the proud winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for museums. For more information on MOSI, visit www.mosi.org.


    About BASE Entertainment

    BASE Entertainment (Producer) BASE develops, produces and manages intellectual properties generated for live entertainment stages in North America, Asia and Brazil. BASE’s current production activity in Las Vegas includes the following:  Rock Of Ages at the Venetian,  Peepshow at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Jersey Boys at The Paris, Absinthe at Caesars Palace, Defending the Caveman and Million Dollar Quartet (opening February 2013), at Harrah’s.  BASE also presented an exclusive holiday engagement of the all new Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Spectacular production at The Palazzo. Previous production activity in Las Vegas includes: Phantom at The Venetian, Wayne Brady – Making It Up at The Venetian, and Stomp Out Loud at Planet Hollywood.  In addition, BASE operates the Showroom and PH Live at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.  At Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, BASE programs both the Grand Theater, previously home to both The Lion King and Wicked, and the Sands Theater, where Jersey Boys is currently playing (in partnership with Dodger Properties and Showtime).  In Brazil, BASE, in partnership with Geo Eventos, recently produced Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Sao Paulo in March 2012.  Spy: The Secret World of Espionage represents the premiere museum quality exhibition developed and presented by BASE.  BASE Entertainment’s headquarters are in New York, and its founders include industry veterans Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger.  For more information please visit www.BASEentertainment.com.