Fun in the great outdoors at the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum!
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.
Aerial Forest Adventure Park
With 11 Trails, 21 zip lines, 6 difficulty levels, and almost 161 challenge bridges, The Adventure Forest is the largest forest climbing park New England. At the heart of the park is the main platform. Think of it like the top of a ski mountain. There is a ladder leading to the top of the platform. Once on the main platform, there are 11 separate trails heading off and up into the tree tops. Each is color coded indicating the difficulty of the trail. Like a ski mountain, each climber chooses their own level of challenge. Depending on the climber and the trails chosen, climbers can generally complete two to four trails during a three hour climbing session.
This incredible structure offers climbers 40+ elements of mixed difficulty levels to challenge every climber. Designed for climbers ages 5-10, the Labyrinth is a great starter for young families and younger groups. While scaled for the younger climbers, the Labyrinth is great fun as well for adults who wish to climb with their children. Please note that climbers age 5 & 6 may climb in The Labyrinth with an adult at a ratio of 1:3. Age 7+ may climb alone.
Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more with an advance reservation. Please call our office or email us at [email protected] for more information or to book a group. Please note that group rates require advance reservation. These are filled at a first-come first-served basis and require a deposit to hold your time slot. Group reservations are confirmed by receipt of a $150 deposit at the time of booking. Full payment is due 2 weeks in advance of the reservation. Learn more here.
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The Monkey Grove
Introducing a totally new way to climb a tree! Our New Monkey Grove is a beautiful area of the park, consisting of 10 trees that present a brand new challenge to our climbers! This awesome experience is open daily, 9-12 for group reservations and noon to closing for general admission.
The Monkey Grove is a perfect alternative to indoor climbing walls. It’s also a fabulous activity for family climbing.
Video 1: Monkey Grove Fitness Video
Video 2: Monkey Grove Family & Kids