Tampa, Florida: Recyclosaurus Dinosaur

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Museum of Science and Industry

4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL
Museum of Science and Industry. Take I-75 to Fowler Ave. (Exit 265 West). Proceed westbound for 2 1/2 miles to the traffic light at MOSI, and turn left.
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Recyclosaurus Dinosaur
Huge Trashasaurus Rex, the stuff of Tampa children's nightmares, is made of garbage, and guards "the largest science center in the southeastern United States." Refurbished in 2011; the eyes light up at night. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/06/2011]

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Recyclosaurus Dinosaur

A large red Trashasaurus Rex stands in front of the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Fowler Avenue in Tampa. MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States. There are even more dinosaurs inside. "MOSI is one of a handful of museums in the world to display one of the largest articulated dinosaurs ever discovered. The sauropods that occupy MOSI's lobby reach three stories with a total combined length of approximately 150 feet. Their long tails helped to balance their very long necks, making it possible for some to reach as high as five stories."

[L. Gude, 09/18/2003]

A generation of Tampa schoolkids have had nightmares about the Recyclosaurus.

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