MOSI Plays Host to Santa’s Satellite Workshop

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Kids of all ages can create stocking stuffers and gifts for their loved ones.

Kids of all ages can make gifts and stocking stuffers in Santa's Workshop at MOSI

Always a big fan of the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Santa Claus has decided to set up his first-ever satellite toy workshop in MOSI’s own inventor’s studio, Idea Zone, from Nov. 22 – Dec. 31. Kids of all ages can think, design and create cool stocking stuffers and gifts for their parents and grandparents in preparation for the big day.

“I’m really proud of the work my friends at MOSI are doing down in Tampa,” said Santa Claus in a recent Skype interview. “Idea Zone is the perfect place for my first satellite workshop. The creativity and innovation in that studio are perfect for all the boys and girls on my list.”

And since the best gifts in the world are the ones that are made from the heart, Bay area kids will have the opportunity to transform recycled materials into a variety of toys and inventive play things that spin, fly and excite.

Santa’s Workshop at MOSI will be open Nov. 22 – Dec. 31 and is included with MOSI admission. For more information, call 813-987-6000 or visit

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

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