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The Adventure Park In Bridgeport Offers Chance To See County From Above

The Adventure Park in Bridgeport offers a unique way to explore the outdoors.
The Adventure Park in Bridgeport offers a unique way to explore the outdoors. Photo Credit: The Adventure Park

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. ­­ With school out for the summer, finding ways to keep the whole family active and entertained is no easy task. Vacations can be expensive, the beach becomes overcrowded and sitting around the house just isn't an option. Why not view the world from above? The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport offers the chance to do just that.

Located on five wooded acres of land behind the Discovery Museum at 4450 Park Avenue, The Adventure Park consists of eleven aerial trails with challenges suitable for ages five­to­adult. Each trail is color­coded and has varying difficulty levels ranging from beginner to expert. New climbers can explore closer to the ground while advanced guests can climb higher in the treetops. Safety comes first but the fun and excitement comes naturally.

"Since we opened in 2012, visitors have told us The Adventure Park is 'Awesome!' for a family experience," said Anthony Wellman, the park's communications director. "With our new online reservations, its more convenient than ever to organize a family outing. I know a lot of great memories have been made here."

The Adventure Park's unique safety system helps keeps climbers harness' securely attached to the safety cables as they navigate ropes, ladders, zip lines and other treetop challenges. Before their climb guests receive an interactive safety briefing to prepare for the climb.

The Park’s aerial trails require no electricity, no motors, no gasoline engines, meaning the aerial adventures are as good for the environment as they are for guests.

Climbing is by online reservation. This way, guests can get avoid the wait and get to the trees as soon as possible.

The Adventure Park is open seven days a week this summer for day and night climbing, on Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To learn more, visit their website or call 203-690-1717.