Adventure Park To "Open The Trees" For Second Season on April 6 - Now Includes Courses for Climbers As Young As Five -

April 02, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum Connecticut's first and only aerial forest ropes park will reopen for its second season starting Saturday, April 6. The Park, which features zip lines and aerial obstacle courses between tree platforms, opened last summer to rave reviews from press and public alike. The 2013 season presents some new features, including three new "aerial trails" or "courses" of which two will enable visitors as young as five to participate.

The total number of the Park's color-coded courses will now number 11-enough to welcome age ranges and challenge levels from age five through adult. The easiest (purple courses) are suitable for climbers as young as five and six (when accompanied by an adult.) The most advanced course (double black diamond) is suitable for teens and adults who are experienced climbers. In between are eight other courses of intermediate challenge levels to choose from. In short, there is something for just about everyone who wants to climb and zip through the trees at The Adventure Park.

The Adventure Park's 11 courses consist of about 150 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood and rope to form bridges and challenges of different kinds including the ever-popular zip lines. Groups of bridges link together to form aerial trails or courses throughout the forest. Participants wear harnesses which are doubly secured to safety cables using the Park's own "always locked on" climbing system of interlocking carabineers (coupling links). Park goers receive a thorough orientation before going on the courses, which are designed for self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Park Guides are always available for questions or assistance.

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum is designed, built and operated by the Outdoor Ventures Group in cooperation with The Discovery Museum. HOURS: Beginning April 6, open for general admission 9:00 AM to dusk on weekends and selected holidays in the spring and fall. (Or any day to groups of 10 or more by advance reservation.) Beginning June 17 it will be open seven days a week for the duration of the summer. For more information please visit, email or call 203-690-1717.