Set your sights on adventure in the new Nature Trek attraction at the Bronx Zoo, now through October.
This adventure experience enables children and families to gain a new perspective on nature — from 14 feet in the air and through engagement in nature-play activities.
There is a netted bridge-and-tower course is suitable for children ages 3 years and older. And climbing course towers, which are two stories above the ground and connected by a series of 12 different bridges spanning up to 30 feet, are suitable for older children.
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 Americans with Disabilities Act 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, now through October, weather permitting. Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Free with Total Experience tickets: $36.95 for adults, $26.95 children 3–12, $31.95 seniors over 65. $6 per person with General Admission tickets.
Bronx Zoo [2300 Southern Blvd. at Boston Road in the University Heights section, (718) 220–5103; www.bronx