ZOOM DEEP FOREST CHALLENGE Courses and Ziplines


The Super Kid Course is designed for kids ages 5 and up. The more challenging Discovery Course is for ages 8 and up. Read more about each course below!

Each requires some degree of agility and tests participants’ mental and physical toughness. Conquering each course leaves the rider with thrilling memories and a great sense of accomplishment.





2015 Dates and Hours
May 2-June 7: 10 am-4 pm (Sat & Sun only)
June 13-Sept 7:
10 am-5 pm (daily; closed July 4 and 17)
Sept 12-27:
10 am-4 pm (Sat & Sun only)


PRICEs
Deep Forest Challenge tickets are available for purchase online and inside Zoo grounds. To secure your space, we recommend purchasing tickets online.

Super Kid Course: $19.95 (plus tax) in addition to paid admission/membership
Discovery Course: $29.95 (plus tax) in addition to paid admission/membership    

Ten percent discount for military and groups of 15 or more.

   
Online tickets combine the cost of a Challenge Course with the cost of Zoo admission. If you are a Zoo member, purchase Challenge Course tickets here.

Deep Forest Challenge gift certificates make great gifts! 

Call 253-970-0807 to purchase a Deep Forest Challenge gift certificate.


Deep Forest Challenge takes pride in complying with all State and Federal requirements
acct logoThe Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is recognized as the leading professional resource for those who create effective challenge course, canopy/zip line tour and aerial adventure/trekking park facilities and programs that serve the public and/or facilitate learning and positive change in individuals, groups and communities.

SUPER KID COURSE

This is a relatively low-to-the-ground circuit with a combination of zip lines and 15 challenges. It’s about 5.5 feet high. Participants scale a short wall, clamber through a net, navigate a slatted wooden tunnel and conquer a number of other challenges.

Requirements:
  • Ages 5 and up
  • Ground supervision by an adult is required for all participants ages 5-12, although the adult does not need to register for the course
  • Minimum height for riders is 3 feet, 3 inches
  • Closed-toed shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Dangling jewelry is not permitted
  • Dresses and skirts are not permitted
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • 275-pound weight limit
  • Participants under age 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian (download the waiver)

more to explore

Looking for your next wild adventure? Explore Zip Wild Adventure Courses at our sister zoo, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park!

Deep Forest Challenge Photo Gallery

DISCOVERY COURSE

This course begins with a 20-foot high climbing wall that participants must scale to get on to the course, which rises as high as 30 feet over Zoo grounds. Along the way, riders will climb through an adventure net, negotiate a swinging, slatted bridge and walk between platforms on a series of logs, among other challenges. They’ll zip over the fence that encloses the main Zoo grounds, then must conquer a horizontal climbing wall between two aerial platforms before zipping back.

Requirements:
  • Ages 8 and up
  • All participants ages 8-12 must be accompanied on the course by a paying adult
  • Adult supervision is required for participants ages 13-17, although the adult does not need to register in this case and can observe from the ground
  • Minimum height for riders is 4 feet
  • Closed-toed shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Dangling jewelry is not permitted
  • Dresses and skirts are not permitted
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • 275-pound weight limit
  • Participants under age 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian (download the waiver)