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Test your climbing skills at the Bronx Zoo's new treetop adventure course!

Test your climbing skills at the Bronx Zoo's new treetop adventure course!
Photograph: Courtesy Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Thrill-seekers get ready! Soon you’ll be able to zip line over the Bronx River when the Bronx Zoo launches its Treetop Adventure course this summer. The program will feature seven aerial courses of varying degrees of difficulty, and climbers will channel their inner monkey with eight to 12 challenges consisting of rope bridges, tight ropes, ladders and swings above the forest canopy. Afterward, fly like a bird on dual zip lines that travel 800 feet over the Bronx River and back, hovering 50 feet above the ground.

Concerned about safety? Never fear! Harnesses and helmets are included in the ticket price, and the two-hour sessions will include instruction and training. Participants must be at least seven years old, weigh between 50 and 275 pounds and able to reach 5’6” with their feet flat on the ground. Be prepared to sign a waiver and come eqipped with proper footwear (secure, flat, closed-toed shoes). Tickets to the Bronx Zoo’s Treetop Adventure will be $64.99 to climb the ropes course for two hours, $34.99 for a roundtrip zip line adventure and $74.99 for a combination of climbing and zip line.

While we're on the topic of the Bronx Zoo, we thought you might also like to know that it's also launching a new attraction, Nature Trek, that will be included with a Bronx Zoo Total Experience ticket. This family-friendly experience features a fully-netted bridge-and-tower course that's 14 feet high for ages 5 and up and a nature play area with sand, water and loose branches.

Kids too young to join in on the fun? Then check out our list of more outdoor activities for kids, free activities for kids and also indoor playgrounds for kids where they’ll be able to walk along netted bridges, hide inside treehouses, climb rock walls and crawl through kid-sized playscapes.

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