By Kathy Collins

Beginning on Saturday, July 2, guests who purchase regularly priced MOSI general admission tickets will receive a Discovery Passport which gives them unlimited admission through the end of 2016. You will be able to experience immersive films in the Florida Hospital IMAX Dome Theatre, see the stars in the Saunders Planetarium, ride in the only driverless car open to the public in the U.S. and have fun with 450 hands-on exhibits over and over again for one price.

To kick off the new discount, MOSI is throwing a Polar Beach Party on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. You can enjoy an air conditioned beach inside MOSI. There will be bounce houses, a simulated shoreline and real falling snow. The party is included in admission.

“If you have been thinking about coming to MOSI, now is the time,” said MOSI President and CEO, Molly Demeulenaere. “We have a huge worldwide experience planned for this summer that we will be announcing soon, an incredible new multi-million dollar exhibit opening this fall, and an amazing new IMAX movie coming later this year. All of it is included with your Discovery Passport. Just pay for a day and the rest of the year is free.”

You can also save money on a full MOSI membership this summer. A full one year Explorer Membership includes unlimited MOSI admission and unlimited standard films in the IMAX Dome Theatre for 12 months. A full MOSI membership also includes free parking, discounts, special member-only event, free or discounted admission to more than 20 local attractions and hundreds of children’s museums and science centers worldwide. If you are a current member, you can renew your membership now and receive a discounted rate.

Ticket prices to MOSI are $26.95 for adults, $25.95 for seniors 60 years or older and $20.95 for children ages 3 to 12. The Discovery Passport is not valid for free admission on Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27 and Monday, December 26 through Saturday, December 31.

MOSI is located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call 987-6000 or visit www.MOSI.org.