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Bronx Zoo Opens Treetop Adventure and Nature Trek

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure - Aerial Ropes Courses

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Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure - Zipline

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Nature Trek

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  • Date
    July 03, 2017
  • Media Contact

    Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; cell 571-218-7601; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

    Mary Dixon – 347-840-1242; mdixon@wcs.org

  • In This Press Release

Bronx Zoo Opens Treetop Adventure and Nature Trek

Bronx, New York – July 3, 2017 – Two new attractions featuring three exciting experiences are coming to WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo – The Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure, and Nature Trek.

Treetop Adventure will open to the public on Friday, July 7, and Nature Trek opened to the public on Saturday, July 1.

Two of the three new experiences are part of the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure – an aerial climbing experience featuring seven ropes courses of varying skill levels, and a zipline that runs more than 400 feet across the Bronx River and back – 50 feet above the water. These two experiences are ticketed separately from the Bronx Zoo. Beginning this week, tickets can be purchased online at www.BronxZooTreetop.com

The second new attraction, Nature Trek, is included with the purchase of a Bronx Zoo Total Experience Ticket. Nature Trek is a fully-netted bridge-and-tower course and nature play area geared toward children and families. Coca-Cola is the presenting sponsor Nature Trek as well as dedicated educational programming encouraging the exploration of the natural world through play.

Fact Sheet

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure – Climb and Zipline

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure tickets and rules/restrictions will be available at www.BronxZooTreetop.com

Experience #1 - Climb

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure: CLIMB - Description

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure will provide visitors with a new perspective of the Bronx River and surrounding forest.

The aerial adventure courses consist of climbing elements set in the forest canopy.

The courses are of varying degrees of difficulty, and consist of challenge obstacles including rope bridges, wobbly bridges, tight rope walks, ladders, rolling and swinging elements, ziplines, and more.

There are 7 aerial courses color coded by skill level:

2 Beginner (yellow); 2 Intermediate (green); 2 Advanced (blue) 1 Expert (black)

Each course has 8 -12 elements/skill challenges. Expert-level participants can face the extreme test of the jump descender at course-end.

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure uses state-of-the-art harness equipment and safety systems.

Experience #2 - Zipline

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure: ZIPLINE – Description

Dual, side-by-side ziplines cross the Bronx River and return

Ziplines travel 50 feet above the Bronx River

The trip across the river is more than 400 feet in each direction

Zip across, zip back.  No ground access on far side of the river

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure uses state of the art harness equipment and safety systems 

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure - Ticketing and Access

Treetop Adventure – both the CLIMB and the ZIPLINE – is located next to the Bronx River Parking entrance to the Bronx Zoo.

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure requires a separate ticket from the zoo experience or WCS Membership.

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure participants must be: age 7 & up; between 50 and 275 lbs; able to reach 5’6” from flat feet. Additional participant restrictions apply – details at www.bronxzootreetop.com.

A CLIMB ticket to Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure is for 2 hours, and provides instruction and training time as well as access to the aerial adventure courses.

A ZIPLINE ticket is for one 2-way river-crossing experience.

Tickets can be purchased for CLIMB and ZIPLINE either separately or packaged together.

Tickets will be sold by time/appointment.

Arrival to Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure must be via the Bronx River Entrance to the Bronx Zoo, accessible from Exit 6 off the Bronx River Parkway, or from the Pelham Parkway subway station.

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure is a year-round experience (weather permitting).

Fact Sheet

Nature Trek

Nature Trek – Description

Nature Trek is an adventure experience that will enable children and families to gain a new perspective on nature—from 14 feet in the air and through engagement in nature play activities.

Nature Trek is one of the Bronx Zoo’s Total Experience attractions. It is located near Asia Plaza in the southeast corner of the zoo

Admission to Nature Trek is included with the Bronx Zoo Total Experience ticket, and most WCS Membership levels. Individual attraction tickets ($6 per person) are also available for guests with General Admission tickets.

Nature Trek is a netted bridge-and-tower course and nature play attraction geared toward children and families.

Nature Trek includes two experience zones: a netted climbing course (ages 3 & up) and a “nature play” zone (all ages). Nature Trek and programming in the “nature play” zone are presented by Coca-Cola.

The climbing course towers are up to two stories above the ground and connected by a series of 12 different bridges spanning up to 30 feet.

The bridges are completely netted for safety and incorporate challenges that require balancing on a narrow beam, weaving between vertical barriers, stretching across wide steps, and climbing on wiggling surfaces.

Nature Trek incorporates an ADA accessible route through five towers connected by bridges and the nature play zone.

The nature play zone will provide opportunities for children and families to engage in unstructured exploration in natural elements such as sand, water (seasonal), and loose branches.

Nature Trek is an extended-season attraction (April – October: Daily; Nov – March: weather-permitting). 

WCS’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March. Adult general admission is $19.95, children (3-12 years old) $12.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $17.95. Parking is $16 for cars and $20 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: newsroom.wcs.org Follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information: 347-840-1242.