ZOOM DEEP FOREST CHALLENGE Courses and Ziplines

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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
Check back soon for 2015 dates and hours.


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.

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 (age 5 must be accompanied by adult)
  • Minimum height for riders is 3 feet, 3 inches
  • Closed-toed shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Dangling jewelry is 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!

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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
  • Minimum height for riders is 4 feet
  • Closed-toed shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Dangling jewelry is 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)
  • Children ages 8 - 13 must be accompanied by an adult while on the course