WHAT: MOSI Environmental Expo and Time Capsule Opening
WHEN: Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Time capsule opening at noon.
WHERE: MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida
DETAILS: MOSI will hold an Environmental Expo on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The expo will feature companies and organizations that are environmentally friendly. Vendors such as Going Green Tampa, 3 Dimensions Recycling, Whole Foods Market, Truck Farm Tampa, City of Tampa Recycling, The Mosaic Express and the artist behind the iconic Recyclosaurus, Terry Klaaren.
MOSI will also open its environmental time capsule, sealed and buried in 1993, to discover how technology has advanced in the world of recycled materials. “Opening a time capsule is an exciting opportunity to see where we’ve come from and how we have advanced,” said Wit Ostrenko. “In this case, it’s a symbol of everything MOSI is and has been to the community for the past 20 years – as science, technology and the world of recycling have evolved, MOSI has been there, helping to facilitate and educate, while keeping it fun and interesting.”
MOSI’s Environmental Expo is included with MOSI admission and is free for members.
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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 engineer anything imaginable and hold it in the palm of their hand in MOSI’s new technology playground and 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.