The Adventure KidsTM aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta had
a high-flying adventure at The Adventure Park
at the Discovery Museum located in Bridgeport,
Connecticut where we tested our agility and
skill on their aerial ropes, ladders, and bridges,
and zip lines as we flew through the trees for an amazing day of
The Adventure Kids
Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
our name, The Adventure KidsTM aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta,
connotes, we love adventures and throughout the years we have had fabulous
adventures on the water, under the water, on land, and in the air. There is a
thrill of the adrenaline rush that comes with the challenges of new adventures,
and after a year of limited adventures due to the pandemic, we were excited to
experience The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport,
visited the 5-acre Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum on Saturday, July 24,
2021, which was a beautiful, blue-sky, slighter cooler morning, where the Park
offered us the opportunity to explore, hike their trails, and experience over 180
platforms with aerial ropes made with cable, wood, and rope that form bridges,
ladders, and 31 zip lines. We could not wait to begin our 3-hour climbing and
Welcome to The Adventure Park
we love challenging adventures, the Park offers a range of experiences from
easier to more difficult, making it the perfect adventure for individuals, families,
birthday parties, groups, reunions, or team building outings.
The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum Safety
Debra C. Argen - Zip Line
we thrive on having adventures and our adventurous spirits have taken us around
the world to experience adventures on land, on snow, on the water, under the
water, and in the air, we take safety seriously, and we appreciated the safety
levels at The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum.
we visited the park, we visited their website and watched their videos to get a
feel of the adventure experiences as well as their equipment. Although
harnesses, clips, and other equipment are provided, the website recommended
that visitors bring their own leather-palmed climbing gloves, (which we did),
or you may purchase gloves at their shop.
Edward F. Nesta - Flying Trapeze
we arrived at the park, our adventure began with a Safety training video on how
to use their equipment, followed by a staff member quizzing the visitors and
answering any questions to ensure that everyone felt comfortable before sending
us on to the next step, which was to receive our harness and clips set-up.
the knowledgeable staff helped us into our harnesses, we moved on to a practice
area to familiarize ourselves with using their equipment, which uses an "always
locked" clip system.
The Park's Safety Information
"The safety system of the park is
certified by Bornack, the German manufacturer of the equipment. The Park
is built and conforms to the standards set by the Association of Challenge
Course Technology (ACCT). The Park is inspected annually by an ACCT-certified
"Every climber must complete an
electronic waiver. For those climbers under the age of 18, parents or legal
guardians must complete this electronic form on behalf of the minor. Prior to
your visit to the park, use the waiver link in your reservation confirmation
email and complete your waiver(s).
If you are bringing a group or
party with climbers under the age of 18, please have their parents sign the
electronic waiver. This will speed up your group's check-in process and ensure
that all minors will be able to climb."
were now ready for the fun and games to begin...
offers challenges for all levels of ability from novice to expert, and courses
are designated by color: Yellow (easiest), Green, Blue, Black, and Double Black
this was our first time at the park, we began our day of adventure on a green
course, which would provide us with plenty of action and introduce us to their
course. With (Edward) leading, and (Debra) following, we made our made way
across the first challenge, a wood plank bridge best navigated by walking
we have had many aerial experiences, each time that we do these types of
adventures, there is always the thrill of the challenge. As the saying goes,
taking the first step is the hardest, but with each challenge, we became more
confident in our ability.
crossed aerial bridges made of wood planks that became increasingly more
difficult to navigate as we moved from activity to activity along the course.
Wide plank bridges became narrower, we walked along narrow planks placed in a
zig zag pattern and even climbed through obstacles that challenged our mental
acuity on how to navigate as well as our agility.
aerial courses, there are two challenges, the first is the agility challenge as
you make your way across the bridges located high above the ground, the second
is the challenge to focus and concentrate solely on the task at hand of carefully
placing each foot along the way and not be distracted by the height of the
bridge you are walking across or by the beauty of being in nature's canopy
where the dappled light created a magical environment to climb in above the
bright, verdantly lush scenery below.
bridge that we crossed became slightly more difficult, with narrower wood
planks, sometimes angled wood planks, or free-floating bridges, and we felt our
confidence level in our ability increase as we met and successfully completed
each activity. Soon we were walking on aerial cables like tightrope walkers
which provided us with a new thrill. For one of the cable wire challenges, we
had to climb through large metal rings in addition to practicing our tightrope
the time we had worked up to the zip-lining activities we were ready, and we happily
flew through the air shouting out with glee! We had successfully worked our way
through the green course challenges, our confidence in our abilities elevated,
and we were ready to do it all again.
a short break and enjoying our lunch at one of the park's picnic tables, we
climbed back up and proceeded to do the course again! What a thrill as we moved
confidently through each of the activities much more quickly and more
sure-footed. There is nothing like the thrill of adventure to challenge the
mind and body, face your fears, increase your skills and self-confidence in
your ability, and our day at The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum did all
that. It was an amazing experience, and we cannot wait to return!
F. Neata walking the bridge at The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum - https://youtu.be/0J39AW17tGg
C. Argen - Zip-lining at The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum - https://youtu.be/N7ahrLZf3Sw
our next adventure...!
See You at
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
Before You Go
Please visit the park's website for hours, types of experiences,
packages, admission, discounts, and other information: www.myadventurepark.com
are several categories of challenges suitable to all ages and skill levels, and
non-climbers can accompany climbers and walk the trails making it the perfect
family, group, or team building experience.
Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
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