Introducing Treetop Tykes Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente
An all-new ropes course experience for Zoo Atlanta’s youngest explorers
ATLANTA – May 27, 2022 – Memorial Day Weekend brings the debut of a new experience for Zoo Atlanta’s littlest guests. The all-new Treetop Tykes Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente offers children under 48 inches tall a ropes course adventure. With the assistance of a parent or guardian, children will zip, zig, zag, and balance as they navigate a course of rope ladders, bridges, nets, and tightrope-style foot lines three to four feet off the ground, all while safely secured and tethered with full-body harness and sling line to a continuous overhead tracking system.
“We’re looking forward to summer with another new reason to visit Zoo Atlanta and spend time outdoors surrounded by the more than 1,000 animals who call the Zoo home. The Zoo is a destination for all ages, and every day, we are thrilled by the sight of small children making those important first connections with animals and the natural world. Treetop Tykes Trail offers an experience just for them, without their having to stand on the sidelines watching older siblings and friends,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. “We are very grateful to our Presenting Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente, for their commitment to encouraging healthy, active outdoor activities for families.”
Parents or guardians will walk alongside their children, without needing to climb over or under any of the elements, as they navigate the course at their own pace. Treetop Tykes Trail is not open to individuals over 48 inches tall.
Treetop Tykes Trail is the miniature answer to the Zoo’s Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, a two-level challenge culminating in a zipline. Just in time for summer, joining Treetop Trail’s more than 20 elements are new challenge elements: three that will test participants’ balance and a bell for participants to celebrate success. Guests must be over 48 inches tall to attempt Treetop Trail.
Tickets to Treetop Tykes Trail, which will be available as an add-on to Zoo admission, are $7.95 for Zoo Atlanta Members; $9.95 for non-Members. Children must be accompanied by an attendant parent or guardian. The experience will be open daily, weather and staffing dependent.
Learn more or plan a visit on zooatlanta.org. Zoo Atlanta will close early on Saturday, May 28, in preparation for Brew at the Zoo. The last entry will be at 1:30 p.m.; Zoo grounds will close at 3 p.m.
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A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.