Discover the science of fireworks, then build rockets and send them soaring more than 100 feet into the sky during MOSI’s three-weekend event.
Tampa, Florida — For three exciting weekends leading up to Independence Day, you’ll be able to get hands-on with science that’s as American as Apple π at the Museum of Science & Industry! MOSI’s Rockets’ Red Glare Festival lifts off June 17 & 18, 24 & 25, and July 1 & 2.
Meet real rocket engineers from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the festival’s first day, Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’ll show you how to design, build, and launch your own rocket made from paper up to heights of more than 100 feet!
Then that same paper rocket launching fun will continue on every weekend day during the festival, led by the staff of MOSI’s Idea Zone makerspace.
Plus, at various times on festival days, live demonstrations will give you an up-close look into the science that makes fireworks light up the sky, led by MOSI’s STEAM Team (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).
“Our giant summer experience Cardboard Space Adventures has been a huge hit, with families coming to MOSI and using their imaginations to explore and build a whole galaxy of ideas. This festival is a way to inspire even more of that creativity during the three weekends from Father’s Day through the Fourth of July,” said Grayson Kamm, MOSI Communications Director.
MOSI’s Rockets’ Red Glare Festival is included with MOSI admission, as is MOSI’s summer exhibit Cardboard Space Adventures, where families help create a huge outpost in outer space, made out of cardboard — exploring a towering space station, alien base, and maze; building cardboard machines; and even playing a giant Space Invasion video game using cardboard game controllers.
Dads get in free on the festival’s opening weekend! On Father’s Day weekend, June 17 & 18, dads visit MOSI free with a paid child’s ticket.
Cardboard Space Adventures media resources (images, video, and past press releases): https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjMl2DqAimg9rTcFftAAurR7r0Df
More information on Cardboard Space Adventures, which is sponsored by Piedmont National and Leggett & Platt and runs through August 13: https://www.mosi.org/mosi-events/cardboard-space-adventures/
Media contact: Grayson Kamm, MOSI Communications Director – 813-987-6018 or email@example.com
MOSI, the Museum of Science & Industry, is Tampa Bay’s community-supported science center. At MOSI, people of all ages (this means you!) can see and do amazing things every day. Experience an immersive film in the Florida Hospital IMAX DOME Theatre, see the stars in The Saunders Planetarium, have a blast in our Kids In Charge! children’s science center, witness tomorrow in 3D Printing the Future: The Exhibition, wonder at nature in our BioWorks Butterfly Garden, and defy gravity on our Sky Trail Ropes Course. MOSI (we pronounce it MOH’-zee) is the largest science center in the Southeast, and a not-for-profit magnet for innovation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education where we make a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information about MOSI, visit mosi.org.