chocolateHey everyone!  Travis back with some great Tampa Bay area events happening at MOSI in January.  Here's just a taste of what's happening, so make sure you head over to their website to get the full scoop -

The Festival of Chocolate (Saturday, January 15 – Monday, January 17) - Join MOSI this January as they host The Festival of Chocolate.  The Festival of Chocolate is Florida’s only all chocolate themed festival. 

Enjoy chocolate tastings, shopping and educational exhibits at this interactive event.  The Festival of Chocolate introduces the public to the science, history, fun and romance of chocolate through local chocolatiers, various displays, hands-on experiences and interactive competitions.
Entrance into The Festival of Chocolate is complementary with your MOSI admission. Each adult advance purchase ticket will receive three dollars in chocolate coins to spend in The Festival of Chocolate. MOSI Members receive discounted entry. For more information, advance ticket sales and non-member ticket sales, just head over to

Cave Exploring (Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) - Explore underground caverns in the Withlacoochee State Forest where stalactites, stalagmites, and other geological treasures are found. Look out for bats as you crawl through twisting caverns.

Wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt that you won’t mind getting dirty. Program involves walking and crawling. Bring a hat, flashlight, lunch and plenty of water. All participants will meet near the caves north of Brooksville. Directions will be provided with your confirmation letter. The trip is designed for adults with children age 8 or older. 

Program fee: $67 per parent-child team; $33 per additional family member
MOSI member: $50 per parent-child team; $25 per additional family member

Supplying Our Energy Addiction (Friday, January 21, 6 - 8 p.m.) - Meet with an energy expert for January’s Science Café to get the scoop on the energy situation, advances in alternative energy, and how much it’s going to cost in a casual, fun environment. Take part in the political, scientific, and economic discussions that affect us and future generations in MOSI’s BAR 1570 (cash bar). Adults 21 and up.   Pre-register by calling (813) 987-6000 to be eligible for special prizes.

and there you have it.  Mark it on your calendars because they have some really cool Tampa Bay entertainment options.  Until next time, keep checking back for more great things to do in Tampa Bay!