Jun 17, 2017 | 9:00 AM | Saturday

Event Location

4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33617

Neighborhood: North Tampa



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.

Sat Jun 17, 9:00 AM - Sun Jul 2, 5:00 PM

Event Details

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

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