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  1. MOSI's 'Pay for a Day' deal and Busch Gardens bargain both ending soon


    Attention bargain hunters, the deadline is coming up if you want to buy unlimited access to Tampa's Museum of Science Industry for the price of one day's admission, the same day Busch Garden's Fun Card deal for a free Adventure Island pass also ends.

    Tampa's Museum of Science more than 400 hands-on activities and an IMAX dome theater. MOSI is locaed at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
  2. Disney's Star Wars Land joins trend of theme parks putting you 'in the movie'


    In Star Wars Land, you'll be able to fly Han Solo's Millennium Falcon. You can drop by the Cantina for a drink with a droid. The attraction, coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando in 2019, is being designed to take you out of the theme park and into the Star Wars universe.

    An artist's concept of the new Star Wars land coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando in 2019. It is being designed in such a way that you feel you have left the theme park and entered the Star Wars universe. It will like many of the movies' desert outposts, marked by low, circular buildings with unusual characters walking around. Courtesy of Walt Disney World.
  3. Plan your weekend: 'Hairspray' in the park, Mainsail art fest, Neil Diamond, Earth Day


    Plan your weekend


    Hairspray: There's a pay-what-you-can preview at 8 p.m. today, and then the American Stage in the Park production starts at 8 p.m. Friday and runs through May 14 at Demens Landing Park, St. Petersburg. Artistic staff are planning a concert-like experience. …

  4. Time is running out to get free Adventure Island pass with Busch Gardens Fun Card


    Busch Gardens has set a deadline of April 30 for its 2017 Fun Card deal that includes a free pass to the Adventure Island water park.

    Guests ride the Busch Gardens roller coaster Cobra's Curse when it opened in June 2016. The spin coaster is the only one of it's kind in the world featuring a 70-foot vertical lift and cars that free-spin during the second half of the three minute and thirty second ride. It has a maximum speed of 40 mph. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  5. Things To Do Planner: Alton Brown, Antiquarian Book Fair and SunLit Fest, Green Thumb Festival


    ALTON BROWN: Eat Your Science

    "I don't want to give too much away, but this time we're going to play a little game while we're at it," TV chef Alton Brown said of his new live show coming to Tampa's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. "Plus, you'll see things I've never been allowed …

    FOR FUTURE FILE USE A patron walks by the garden baskets at the Colorfield Farms booth Saturday at the Green Thumb Festival in St. Petersburg.
  6. 5 things to do under $5 April 20-26: Science talks, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Cotee River Seafest


    1Taste of Science: It's no coincidence that this series of talks in local watering holes is coming on the heels of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. (and a local march at Poynter Park, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday). Scientists are pushing hard for more science literacy …

    Admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg will be free on April 24.
  7. Earth Day celebrations, cleanups, March for Science and more ways to embrace the planet


    Earth Day

    St. Pete Earth Day

    Learn to respect and protect our planet at this festival with interactive exhibits, Earth-friendly shopping, Mother Nature's Book Nook, Electric Avenue, a food court and music on the band shell stage. Music runs until 10 p.m. Free. Williams Park, Fourth Street and …

    A patron walks by the garden baskets at the Colorfield Farms booth Saturday at the Green Thumb Festival in St. Petersburg. The annual plant and landscape festival celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day with flowering plants, trees, orchids, herbs, garden art for sale, soil and water testing, tool sharpening, horticulture exhibits, recycling, and more. Free. The Festival continues Saturday and  Sunday at  Walter Fuller Park & Center, 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
 [LARA CERRI, Times] -- 2011
  8. It's the Easter elephant! Busch Gardens lays out edible eggs for enrichment (w/video)


    On Good Friday, the elephants at Busch Gardens in Tampa got into the Easter spirit with an enrichment exercise that can only be called adorable.

    On Good Friday, the elephants at Busch Gardens in Tampa got into the Easter spirit with an enrichment exercise that can only be called adorable. Coconuts and brightly colored Easter eggs - made of edible mache and filled with fruit - were set out for the herd. [Busch Gardens]
  9. Plan your weekend April 14-16: Easter, Sugar Sand Festival, Kinky Boots, Sugarhill Gang at Storm game


    Plan your weekend



    Fun egg hunts: Sunday is Easter, and this year brings loads of spring celebrations and egg hunts, including a Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt at Lifepoint Church, 8702 Hunters Lake Drive, Tampa, at 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Bring a basket and search for more …

    Kids hunt for eggs during an egg hunt at Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Fla. on Sunday, April 9, 2017.    CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  10. Things to Do Planner: Sugar Sand Festival, Easter egg hunts, Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium


    TRUE GRIT: Sugar Sand Festival

    Running over two weekends, the Clearwater Beach Sugar Sand Festival returns with seven master sculptors who will create their own artistic piece around this year's "FantaSea," theme. Expect lots of fanciful ocean images carved with ordinary tools. You can see the sand …

    DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD Raymond Wirick, of East Kennett, Wiltshire, England, adds detail to a sand sculpture of a trio of big-band era singers at the Sugar Sand Festival tent on Clearwater Beach.