Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo storms into MOSI on May 14

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Expo offers free family fun, Q&A’s with national and local experts, and vital safety information.

Tampa, FL – Have fun and learn what to do before, during, and after a storm at the largest event of its kind in the Tampa Bay area when the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo returns to the Museum of Science & Industry on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All new this year, national expert Dr. Phil Klotzbach, the author of Colorado State University’s hurricane predictions and successor to the late Dr. William Gray, will answer visitors’ questions and share his insights. Meteorologists from every Tampa Bay area TV station and the National Weather Service, plus local disaster response experts, will share how to protect your family and your home.

Kids can enjoy family-friendly games from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning, and Rays while adults learn from guest speakers and vendors, who are ready to prepare your family with hurricane information and equipment to protect your home. Climb aboard more than a dozen emergency vehicles; see up-close safety demonstrations and educational displays; and visit vendors of safety products, home retrofit projects, and more!

Parking and admission to the expo are FREE. Plus, enjoy a special offer for $5 admission to MOSI (normally $26.95 for adults) to enjoy all of MOSI’s 450 hands-on exhibits until 6 p.m. Admission includes Disasterville, the Kids In Charge! children’s science center, 3D Printing: The Exhibition, and more. $5 admission also includes the incredible new IMAX® movie A Beautiful Planet, filmed by astronauts in space, showing in the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre.

Media contact for questions, advance interviews, or to RSVP for Media Day on Friday, May 13: Grayson Kamm, MOSI Communications Director – 813-987-6018 or grayson@mosi.org.

The 2016 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo is a partnership of MOSI, the City of Tampa, and Hillsborough County. For more information, visit TampaBayHurricaneExpo.com.