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“Sky Trail Ropes Course”

Museum of Science and Industry
Ranked #30 of 198 things to do in Tampa
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Owner description: Explore a World of Possibilities at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry with more than 450 hands-on activities, plus Florida’s only IMAX® DOME Theatre, five-stories-tall and offering a higher resolution than any other theater in Tampa; It is more than a movie, it is an experience. Brave extreme weather conditions inside Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, and explore the stages of life in The Amazing You exhibition. Gaze into the starry night sky in MOSI’s Saunders Planetarium, and don’t miss exploring the outdoors in the BioWorks Butterfly Garden and MOSI Backwoods. Kids get to run the show at MOSI’s Kids In Charge!, the largest children’s science center in nation, while kids of all ages get a rush from MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Sky Trail ropes course and zipline should be listed as a separate attraction from MOSI. We visited yesterday and didn't bother with the museum but had around 2 hours of fun on the ropes! The staff was excellent, very friendly and encouraging. The course itself is great, clip in once and you have lots of freedom to go at your own pace and risk level. Take your time on the first level and gain confidence before going up stairs. Use the (free!) lockers to hold your phone, camera, keys, etc. Not sure if gloves are allowed, but some of us would've played longer if we had them. The zip line is great, and gives you confidence in the harness. You can easily take a little rest/break by standing off to the side and watching others do the challenges. It isn't an attraction for ALL ages and ability levels, but is well designed to accomodate the widest possible demographic. It would work well for groups of people, but would be less fun if it was too crowded.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Haven't been for a while but it is a wonderful museum especially for kids. They often have special exhibits such as Bodies. Have recently added a rope climb and a zip line.

Thank necifl
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

I have gone here multiple times in the 15 years living in the Tampa Bay area. Frequently we had annual passes when the kids were young and at home. It is always a great place to visit. Perfect destination for a thunderstorm day or a muggy humid summer day.

Thank Janet S
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The thought and idea behind MOSI is great but there were many and I mean MANY attractions that were broken. There are a few very cool attractions but close to them there was always something that was broken. It was fairly dirty, lots of pamphlets, food wrappers, and trash in and on some of the attractions. We were lucky to have gone today without having to pay for admission, we would have been severely disappointed if we paid especially with what is charged at the door.

4  Thank Mrsxkylur
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Shannon H, Manager at Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your visit to MOSI. We really appreciate you letting us know that you had some issues. As a hands-on, interactive museum, MOSI’s exhibits take on a lot of wear and tear every day, but keeping our museum maintained and beautiful is one of our top priorities. If you could let me know specifically which exhibits you had problems with, we can get our exhibits team working on the repair as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your comments and for your visit to MOSI.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

By far this was the most expensive waste of science and time i've ever experienced($13.00 admission plus $4.00 for parking).
Quite a few of the exhibits were not working.
A demonstation of "something" did not occurr.
The Imax movies were simply OLD National Geographic TV shows(at a ridiculous price of $6.95).
I spent approximately 2 hours at the Museum before running out of things to do.
Avoid this overly expensive, boring museum.

6  Thank Acufire
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