There are plenty of places in and around Pasco and Hillsborough County that are perfect to spend time at on a hot summer’s day. Whether you’re going on a date, spending time with family, or hanging out with friends, here are a few places that are looking forward to having you and your loved ones this summer.
MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
Get hands on at MOSI, Tampa’s iconic science center, where curious young minds can explore space science, weather, engineering, robotics, physics, the human body and more. Become an aspiring astronaut in Mission Moonbase or let your creativity run wild in Idea Zone where anyone can design hands-on STEAM projects. Immerse your senses on the Virtual Reality Simulator, discover the night sky in Saunders Planetarium, or experience an adrenaline rush like no other on the Sky Trail Ropes Course.
Dinosaurs will be roaming at MOSI this summer! Dinosaurs Around the World is a paleontological journey to the supercontinent Pangea! Travel back in time to the world’s continents that were much different than they are today. Experience the breakup of Pangea into smaller landmasses and meet dinosaurs from all over the world. Guests will go on a globetrotting expedition, dropping in to see a variety of dinosaurs living on each of the seven continents that was once Pangaea during the Age of Reptiles. From their humble beginnings 238 million years ago through their reign that lasted 172 million years.
Visit mosi.org for updates on special events and programming! Get STEAM-ed at MOSI where Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math collide!
Urban Air Port Richey
If you’re looking for the best year-round indoor amusements in the Clearwater, Hudson, Land O’ Lakes, New Port Richey, Odessa, Port Richey and Trinity areas, Urban Air Port Richey Adventure park will be the perfect place. With new adventures behind every corner, it is the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family and you’ll see why it’s more than just a trampoline park. With attractions that cater to any level of adventurer, there’s something fun for everyone. At Urban Air Port Richey, your mini warriors can conquer obstacles, show gravity who’s boss, and have a blast seven days a week!
Urban Air Port Richey is excited to announce that it is offering Camp Urbie this year! Camp Urbie is the ultimate summer camp experience with half- and full-day options. Registration for Camp Urbie still is available for July!
Check out Urban Air Port Richey’s website for more information: https://www.urbanair.com/florida-port-richey/
Carrollwood Cultural Center
Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda The Musical’
From June 15 through July 24, the Carrollwood Cultural Center will tell the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand, with its stage production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical.” Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this Tony Award-winning show revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey profoundly affect each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins recognizing and appreciating Matilda’s extraordinary personality. However, Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth. The school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Roald Dah’s “Matilda The Musical” is written by Dennis Kelly with original songs by Tim Minchin, and presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (MTIShows.com).
(Content Warning: Bullying and minor violence)
- July 15 at 8 p.m.
- July 16 at 8 p.m.
- July 17 at 2 p.m.
- July 22 at 8 p.m.
- July 23 at 8 p.m.
- July 24 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $29 for Carrollwood Cultural Center members and $33 for general admission. Visit CarrollwoodCenter.org or call 813-922-8167 for details.
In the Loop Brewing Company
When In the Loop Brewing Company was founded, the business’ goal was to bring together good friends and family, creating special memories, and celebrating all of life’s little triumphs and big accomplishments. Long before it existed as a brick-and-mortar brewery and tap house, the concept began with a couple of friends home-brewing beer in their garage. The original “Loop” was a place for them to gather and to set aside time from their busy schedules, sometimes to celebrate a birthday, an important milestone, or simply to enjoy the company of good friends, laugh, let loose & drink the beer we brewed.
Today, In the Loop Brewing Company welcomes you into its lakeside brewery to do the same. The brewery offers 12 rotating beers on tap, as well as a full wine selection and several craft colas to choose from. The company prides itself in providing its guests delicious beer, great service, and a relaxing experience.
Check out In the Loop Brewing Company on social media for current beers and upcoming food trucks, along with live music. Bring your families, friends, and pups — all are welcome!