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  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Olympics at MOSI

    To celebrate the Summer Olympics, MOSI has created 11 indoor versions of some favorite events that also sneak  in some science lessons. There are MOSI Summer Games signs throughout the museum and a scavenger hunt of sport science facts that earn kids a medal when complete. Included with admission.

    Price:$26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5.

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI): 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

  • Blue Star Collaboration

    To say "thank you" for their service, MOSI offers free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Price:$26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5.

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI): 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

  • Cactus and Succulent Sale

    A free day at the Gardens as the Central Florida Cactus and Succulent Society holds its 22nd annual display and sale of easy to grow cactus and succulent varieties, with experts to help with choosing the right plant for the landscape, or inside the home, and tips on how to care for your plant. Free parking across the street.

    Price:Free admission.

    University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, 33620

Restaurants:

  • Angithi Indian Cuisine


    Cuisine: Indian

    University Area: 2047 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33612

  • University Area: 2001 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33612

  • Denny's


    Cuisine: American casual, Casual Dining, Southern
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Late-night dining, Takeout

    University Area: 1700 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33612

  • Dragon Express


    Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    Features: Kid-friendly, Takeout

    University Area: 2101 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33612


  • First Watch


    Cuisine: American casual, Breakfast or brunch, California, Deli, Sandwiches
    Features: Children's menu, Takeout

    University Area: 2726 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33612

    The biggest Florida chain to make brunch a daily specialty, it serves eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles and crepes as well as sandwiches and salads, spiced from Italian to Cajun. It draws a big-city line Sunday mornings in downtown Tampa and crowds anywhere it opens.

Bars:

  • No Spoon Cafe


    Cuisine: Italian
    Features: Neighborhood, Sports

    University Area: 1515 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Bull's House doubles as No Spoon Italian restaurant. A huge college hangout, if that's your bag. Also, you can eat or drink for as cheap as it gets in the USF area. They may only have Yuengling to accompany the Bud station on the taps, but Tuesdays make it all worthwhile with a weekly "kill-the-keg" party for just $10.

Attractions:

  • Angithi Indian Cuisine


    Cuisine: Indian

    University Area: 2047 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33612

  • University Area: 2001 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33612

  • Denny's


    Cuisine: American casual, Casual Dining, Southern
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Late-night dining, Takeout

    University Area: 1700 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33612

  • Dragon Express


    Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    Features: Kid-friendly, Takeout

    University Area: 2101 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33612


  • First Watch


    Cuisine: American casual, Breakfast or brunch, California, Deli, Sandwiches
    Features: Children's menu, Takeout

    University Area: 2726 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33612

    The biggest Florida chain to make brunch a daily specialty, it serves eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles and crepes as well as sandwiches and salads, spiced from Italian to Cajun. It draws a big-city line Sunday mornings in downtown Tampa and crowds anywhere it opens.