MOSI Madness, in celebration of the Museum of Science & Industry's $35-million expansion and opening of the MOSIMAX Theatre, is Saturday through July 4 at the museum, 4801 E Fowler Ave. The film To The Limit will be shown throughout the weekend in the new IMAX theater. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and MOSIMAX Theatre hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for adults is $8 for the museum, $6 for MOSIMAX or $11 for both; tickets for seniors, college students with ID and people ages 13-18 are $7 museum, $5 MOSIMAX and $9 both; tickets for ages 2-12 are $5 museum, $4 theater and $7 both. For information, call 987-6300. MOSI Madness events are:
Saturday: Dedication ceremony to open the expansion and MOSIMAX Theatre, 9 a.m.; Paul Zaloom (Beakman on Beakman's World) will give four performances and sign autographs; Dundu Dole West African Ballet will perform; Kimberly Coker, inventor of the new board game Bailiwick, will demonstrate the game and answer questions between noon and 5 p.m.; artist Loreen Barry will autograph and sell her numbered series of 250 prints between 1 and 3 p.m.; Artist Barbara Wallace will autograph her poster that was created for MOSI Madness.
Sunday: MOSI 5000, 5k race and 1-mile walk, 7:30 a.m. (race forms available at NationsBank and MOSI); Paul Zaloom (Beakman) will give four performances and autograph session; Kimberly Coker will demonstrated her board game Bailiwick between noon and 5 p.m.; artist Barbara Wallace will autograph her poster that was created for MOSI Madness; rock climber Tony Yaniro, athlete from MOSIMAX's first film To The Limit, will demonstrate and discuss his sport; Coast 107 Radio will broadcast live; Bill Jackson's will give a Roller-blading demonstration.
Monday-Tuesday: Paul Zaloom will give four performances and autograph sessions and rock climber Tony Yaniro will demonstrate and discuss his sport.
Walking through Ybor
The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce and the Ybor City Museum Society sponsor guided walking tours (for individuals only) of Ybor City. The tours begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. The tour guides, docents of the Ybor City State Museum, relate the history and romance of the district. The tours include the museum, a complex that houses exhibits and historic cigar industry artifacts. The museum is operated by the Florida Division of Parks and Recreation and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For information, call the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce, 248-3712, or the Ybor City State Museum, 247-6323.