Adventure Forest



Adventure Forest is a brilliant, BOLD, 500 ft. long aerial adventure course and immersive art installation created by our in-house exhibits team and artist, Wes Sam-Bruce. 

Meet the Council of Creatures, decode a secret language and discover the story behind Adventure Forest here.

2020 Adventure Forest Closure

February 17 through late spring

Thank you to you, our members and valued guests, for joining us on this wonderful Adventure Forest journey. It has been a wild ride, and Adventure Forest turned out better than we could have possibly dreamed, drawing a record number of visitors from all over the country and the world. We could not have done this without your support and enthusiasm for this special exhibit.

When we designed Adventure Forest, we knew this was going to be a completely unique outdoor experience that would require extra love and care to keep the artwork beautiful and the exhibit safe for all our guests. Moving forward, we have determined this will include a seasonal closure.

During this year's closure, we will be building permanent amenities, like shade structures and helmet racks, to improve the check-in process. And, we're very excited to bring back artist and poet Wes Sam-Bruce who, along with our in-house Exhibits Department, will be enhancing the art installation and adding new experiences to the exhibit.

Highlights include an interactive ground-level nest and special programming that even non-climbers can enjoy, new rope course elements, plus some fun surprises that bring the Adventure Forest story to life.

We will announce the reopening date, as well as future seasonal closure dates, as soon as we can. 

Thank you for your patience and continued support!


Adventure Forest Rules and Recommendations
  • Climbers must be 5 years old or 44" tall and be able to climb independently.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult inside the Adventure Forest "zone."
    • Have a younger child? You can give the green light for your older child to climb, then stay low with your wee one and watch from below.
  • Adults are responsible for their children at all times.
  • Children may not be carried or worn while climbing.
  • Helmets must be worn at all times.
  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.
  • Comfortable clothing and sunscreen recommended.
  • Leave loose items, bags and backpacks behind.
  • Check out Adventure Forest FAQs.
Important Notes
  • For the safety of our guests and staff, Adventure Forest will close in the event of inclement weather.
  • Adventure Forest utilizes timed entry, first-come, first-served. Please visit the kiosk in Joy Park to sign up for a time slot.
  • Adventure Forest is closed the second Tuesday of each month for routine maintenance. Thanks for your patience!

Participation involves strenuous physical activity, including climbing, crawling and tight spaces. If you have an existing medical condition that would be affected, please do not climb.

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Exhibit rendering of Adventure Forest

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  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $12
  • Ages 2 - 59: $14
  • Seniors (60+): $12
  • Members: Free

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