MOSI offering free membership to teachers

Tampa, Florida -- To thank teachers and school board employees for all they do, MOSI has begun offering free annual individual memberships on an on-going basis, to all Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas county teachers, faculty and school board employees.

Any employee with a valid school ID from participating counties can enjoy free admission to more than 450 exhibits and displays focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education for an entire year.

To redeem their free membership, teachers, faculty and school employees must go to MOSI, in person, and present a valid ID or recent pay stub.

"Teachers and school board employees are some of the hardest working people in the nation , and we wanted to show our incredible appreciation of them and their work," said Wit Ostrenko, president of MOSI. "We believe it takes a village to educate the children in our community, and MOSI is an integral part of that village, as the only informal educational institution in Tampa with the sole focus of STEAM learning. We want to make sure that MOSI's resources are available to Bay area teachers."

"We're so grateful to MOSI for making this opportunity available to our hard-working educators," Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Michael A. Grego said. "Free access to the museum's amazing exhibits and displays will certainly pique their creativity and infuse their lesson plans with new vigor, thereby extending the benefit to our students."

Teachers and school employees with a valid Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas county school ID or pay stub can sign up for their free membership, in person, starting May 1. Each ID is valid for one individual membership. Free membership does not include IMAX DOME Theatre films, special engagement exhibitions, or the Ropes Course/Zip Line.

Museum hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 813-987-6000 or visit


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