What: 2009 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo
Where: MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Avenue in Tampa
When: May 30, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Special Admissions: MOSI galleries and one IMAX theatre film - $8 per person
Special Admissions: BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart; Disasterville; plus an IMAX film - $17 per person
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PUBLIC WORKS News Service - Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, in conjunction with the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), will host the 2009 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at MOSI. Admission to the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo is FREE!

This year, the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo theme is Run From the Water, Hide From the Wind. Seminars will focus on the importance staying safe this season by knowing the possible threats to your community, knowing your evacuation zone, and what preparation steps to take if you are required to evacuate your home due to an impending hurricane.

Held in Kids In Charge!, the Children's Science Center at MOSI, the Expo will feature more than 40 vendors, plus educational seminars, emergency vehicles, giveaways (while supplies last), and much more! Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo attendees will enjoy a family-fun event complete with youth activities, presentations by city and county departments and community partners, a special appearance by Dan Noah of the National Weather Service, and over 450 hands-on science exhibits inside the Museum of Science & Industry!

In addition, Hurricane Expo guests can enjoy MOSI exhibit galleries and one standard IMAX® Dome Theatre* film for only $8 per person (children under 2 admitted FREE)! *Special engagement films not included.

Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo guests can also enjoy Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart, MOSI's entire exhibit galleries and one standard IMAX Dome Theatre film for only $17 per person (special engagement films not included). For this price guests can tour a unique collection of over 200 authentic human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices inside BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart, and experience Disasterville featuring WeatherQuest, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition on floods, hail, lightning, tsunamis and volcanoes, including immersion theatres that demonstrate what it's like to be in an earthquake, hurricane, tornado and wildfire.

TEXT IN TO WIN! What was the theme of the 2008 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo? Text "EXPO" to 81024 and last year's theme to enter for a chance to win a prize during the 2009 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo! Participants must be present to win. For general rules on the text messaging contest, go to