About The Adventure Park
Adventure Awaits You Here In The Trees!
Fun in the great outdoors—There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum! Within five beautiful acres of woodland behind the Museum building you will find our amazing “aerial forest park.” The first of its kind in Connecticut! Experience “adventure in the trees” perfect on your own or with friends, family and parties. Ages five to adult.
Look up—You’ll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form “aerial trails” throughout the forest.
Relax—You don’t have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! Choose from eleven different color-coded trails, from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced (the most challenging).
Climb with Confidence—You will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb. Our double-connected, “always-locked-on” climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. The trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Our Park Guides are available to assist throughout your visit.
The Adventure Park
Outdoor fun in nature’s beauty
• For kids, teens and adults—ages five and up
• Great for group events
• Challenge at your pace and level
• Environmentally friendly - No motors, No electricity
• Build’s self-confidence
• “Feel-good exercise”
• Surprise yourself at what you can do
• Tree-friendly—Designed to keep trees and forest healthy
• Family/friends togetherness
• Eleven trails keep it fresh for return visits
• Convenient Tri-State location (One mile off Merritt Parkway, Exit 47)
Learn more—Visit our FAQ page.
First 2013 Visit?
Save time: Prior to your first visit, please visit Pre-Registration get the paperwork (Participation Agreement & Waiver) out of the way in advance of your visit.
Schedule & Hours
Summer: Open to the public 7 days a week from 9am until dusk (approx 7:30pm) through September 3rd. Last tickets sold 90 minutes prior to closing.
Fall & Spring: Open to the public every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) and certain holidays, 9am-dusk, through Monday, November 12th. Open 7 days a week for scheduled groups.
The Current Weather at The Adventure Park
We operate by “golf & pool rules”. We’re open during light rain but will close temporarily for the duration of heavier weather, like thunderstorms. Call ahead if you’re unsure 203-690-1717.