The Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, FL has just received a grant from the State of Florida for $12.6 million to help with their new innovation gallery that will open next summer.
MOSI says the grant is part of Governor Rick Scott's initiative to invest in science and education initiatives. The Institute claims it is the first time MOSI has worked directly with the state on any sort of funding initiative.
The new Innovation Gallery will be a research center designed to allow people to tinker and create using real equipment found at major colleges around the country. This includes 3D printers, high-powered microscopes, laser cutters, gene sequencers and a solar simulator, to name a few.