The Bamboo Forest Adventure Play opened at the Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo in the fall of 2023.

Amusement Attraction & Adventure Courses at Zoos

Zoos and aquariums present an immersive, often up-close experience for visitors that focus on education, conservation, tourism and sustainability. They aim to inspire and educate their visitors with animal exhibits, connections to nature and learning activities in much the same way as museums and other educational facilities. Zoos and aquariums continue to strike a balance between education and entertainment. RCI Adventure Products has worked with multiple zoos and aquariums throughout our 35 year history and helped them design an adventure attraction that would continue to support their mission of wildlife conservation and education.

Adventure course opportunities for zoos & aquariums

The most popular locations in this industry continually strive to find the right mix of conservation, education and entertainment to sustain operations. These facilities are adding adventure attractions such as aerial ropes courses or zip lines because of their natural appeal and ability to increase revenue for such facilities. Zoos and aquariums engage a steady stream of groups, such as those belonging to a school field trip, while at the same time giving off that wow factor. As stunning and memorable as the animals are, any attraction needs to deliver the same effect to visitors frequenting facilities in this industry and that is what RCI attractions do.

Bamboo Forest Adventure Play

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo recently unveiled it’s Bamboo Forest Adventure Play ropes course, a 2-level Sky Trail® course with a 180-degree Sky Rail® zipline. The team at the Fort Wayne zoo did an outstanding job integrating the course into the zoo’s footprint, from course name to it’s color scheme to the on-course branding and finally, it’s location in the zoo. Located in the Asia section, where many of the tree-dwelling animals are on exhibit, the new ropes course fits in seamlessly. 

Adventure course opportunities for zoos & aquariums

Adventure products manufactured by RCI can help support zoos and aquariums that are looking to provide an enhanced visitor experience. Our Sky Trail®, Sky Rail®, Sky Tour® and Sky Tykes® aerial attractions, Clip ‘n Climb® climbing walls and Amaze’n Mazes™ have broad market appeal as they cater to participants of all ages. These attractions are structured with U.S. patented integrated systems to maintain a high level of safety and keep labor costs at a minimum which is highly desired for facilities that cater to families.