Things to do for Active Kids
Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum Bridgeport
Where is it at?
Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
4450 Park Ave
Tel: 203 690-1717
Where are we going today?
Have you ever watched a monkey make it's way through the trees and wished you could have that same experience? Well, at Adventure Park at Discovery Museum, you can get pretty close!
Adventure Park at Discovery Museum is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has a whopping 11 "treetop trails" that kids can tackle, which consist of about 180 platforms installed through all of the trees, and connected by cables, ropes and wood which form "crossings".
Don't worry parents, it's safe! All of the climbers wear safety harnesses which will take them through all of the courses safely.
When you arrive, everyone will receive an orientation in what to expect, and how to take on the course safely. Then, you're off! All of the trails are designed for self-discovery, so you don't need lessons, you just trail it for yourselves! It's the best way to learn!
The great thing about Adventure Park at Discovery Museum is that the trails are color coded, which means that you will be able to pick what is perfect for you based on the color which represents difficult.
Anyone from the age of 5 is able to challenge themselves. Those aged 5 and 6 can use the purple course with the supervision of an adult...and from then on kids it's all up to you!
The courses are also designed for everyone's ability, from beginner to experienced. You can just climb at your own pace. Then, as you conquer a course, you can move up to something a bit more difficult. The harder courses require you to have more balance, focus and agility.
Adventure Park is 5 acres of family fun, so why not challenge yourself and see if you can complete the course in record time!
Have a great time all future Tarzan and Janes of the jungle!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$53 (for 3 hours)
- Children$39 - $48 (for 3 hours)
- Free Under: 6 years
When can we go?
Times vary on the season so check before you go
All year round
They offer group rates but there are limited spaces so make sure you call ahead and book! A great way for those students to get active!.
Wraps and Rolls is a great place to pick up lunch or snacks - but cash only!.
Their food is healthy so don't you worry! You can also bring your own food.
Any Top Tips?
Check the times and the weather before you do as they are subject to change.
Doing our bit
You get a harness and gloves with admission, because they are all about safety! .
Need a little extra help?
You do need to be able to hold yourself on the ropes, and climb up and down. If in doubt, just give them a call! .
Parking is free, but park to the left as you enter the parking lot. .
What people are saying?
by david jones
Lots of zip lines, great place for the kids to go. Friendly young staff and well kept grounds , lots of shade to sit in.
by Lyndsay Bakee
I went with a huge group of people, and even though I had to wait 20 minutes to get in a harness, it was so much fun! The staff is very helpful and friendly. The safety briefings before you go on are simple but effective ways to keep you safe and having fun. The beginner's course is easy with a few challenges but fun. I then went on the blue "Waterfall" course. The elements are difficult but the ziplining part makes up for it. The challenges are difficult, but you feel great after you complete them. I was terrified to zipline off the 30ft platform...Read More
by Phillip Pan
Great time with the kids and grammie
by Will Prezioso
I had a surprise party here. It was the most amazing place ever.
by David Bouffard
by Lyndsay Bakee
I went with a huge group of people, and even though I had to wait 20 minutes to get in a harness, it was so much fun! The staff is very helpful and friendly. The safety briefings before you go on are simple but effective ways to keep you safe and having fun. The beginner's course is easy with a few challenges but fun. I then went on the blue "Waterfall" course. The elements are difficult but the ziplining part makes up for it. The challenges are difficult, but you feel great after you complete them. I was terrified to zipline off the 30ft platform at first, but it was the best part of the course! You feel weightless for about 4 seconds, but then you can feel the harness pull you up and it is the best sensation, flying! I want to go again soon, this was definitely a great experience I would recommend to many people. One of the people I went with was terrified of heights, but she had the most fun in the end. So even if you're scared, go, the safety features on the course is amazing and the staff can help you if you get stuck.