MOSI May Move To Downtown Tampa

The Museum of Science and Industry and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik are talking about moving the facility to downtown Tampa.

Vinik apparently wants to make MOSI part of his billion dollar downtown redevelopment plan.

MOSI officials say there are no immediate plans to abandon the longtime East Fowler Avenue location for a spot near Amalie Arena, but confirm that informal talks are taking place.

A potential move to downtown Tampa could cap a host of recent successes for MOSI, which has gotten a $2 million gift from Florida Hospital, paid off short term debt, and established a partnership with the University of South Florida.