An interactive, nature-based play area located off the Zoo’s Central Plaza. Children can reconnect with the great outdoors by discovering sculptures of animals and natural objects, explore hollow tree boles, and climb on suspension bridges, nets, tunnels, and slides. Watch video.
Woodland Adventure features a Minnesota theme and 4,800 square-feet of exciting nature elements for children ages 3-12 including:
Throughout Woodland Adventure, the flooring will be made of thick recycled material, easy to walk on but soft enough to take the "bump" out of tough landings. Most of the work is done by local Minnesota designers and contractors.
This $1 million project is entirely funded by private and corporate sources, including a $500,000 grant from General Mills. It is located on the new Central Plaza, next to the popular Splash Pad and Russia’s Grizzly Coast exhibit.