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Aerial Adventure Course

Seek adventure at Expedition Africa!

Try your hand at conquering Expedition Africa Aerial Adventure Course set more than 3 stories above ground. This versatile course offers a variety of experience options from multiple elements on two high ropes challenge towers, a 30-foot quick drop, and an exhilarating 763 foot zipline. The course offers a one-of-a-kind adventure with incredible views of the Africa! exhibit. For more information, contact or 419-389-6403 ext. 3148

Climbing Wall only
Available Mon-Sun.
Member: $6
Non-member: $8

Quick Flight only
Available Mon-Sun.
Member: $6
Non-member: $8

Zip Line Experience
Available Wed-Sun.
Member: $18
Non-member: $20
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Challenge Course Experience
Available Wed-Sun.
Member: $23
Non-member: $25
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Offerings are weather dependent.

Experiences are booked daily on a first come, first served basis. Reservations allowed only for large groups. Please contact at least three days in advance to book an experience for a group of 10 or more participants.

For groups of 10 or more participants interested in reserving spots in advance, contact


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Frequently Asked Questions

To participate, check in at the Aerial Adventure Course Hut near the Africa! Overlook. Staff members will ensure everyone meets eligibility requirements and issue a start time. Participation is first come, first serve and available climbing times limited. All participants are required to complete a waiver.

To begin, trained Aerial staff members will assist in donning safety equipment and provide training on how to maneuver around the course. Your experience will be guided to complete the journey across the Africa! exhibit. To end your experience, try our 30 foot Quick Drop or simply take the stairs!

  • The Aerial Adventure Course was built, and will be certified each year, to meet and exceed industry standards of safety. It will be fully managed by continuously trained and safety certified staff members dedicated to providing a fun and enjoyable experience. All participants will be secured by rope and harness at all times, and all equipment is checked daily for safety. As with all adventure activities, there is some risk involved, but safety is our number one priority.
  • The Toledo Zoo will provide all equipment needed to participate in the Aerial Adventure including a seat harness, chest harness, trolley system, lanyards, safety clips, and a helmet.
  • The Zoo will close and evacuate the course for unsafe weather such as thunder, lightning or high winds. The Aerial Adventure Course will run in the rain, as rain does not affect the safety of the activity in any way. Groups of 10+ with pre-registrations who do not show up due to undesirable weather (i.e. rain, cold, etc) will not be issued a refund. The Toledo Zoo reserves the right to cancel reservations due to inclement weather, foreseeable hazards, low attendance or events beyond our control.

Being nervous about heights is common and often individuals do not know how they will react at height, until they get up there. Our professionally trained staff will be there to coach and support guests through each challenge. All staff are trained in course safety and adhere to the “Challenge by Choice” philosophy: No one will be forced to do anything that they are not comfortable with.

The Aerial Adventure Course is ADA friendly. Guests are encouraged to contact adventure course management at 419-385-5721 ext. 3148 for more information regarding accommodations.

  • Please bring any medication that you may need at a moment’s notice, such as an Epipen or inhaler. Zip pouches will be provided to those in need of carrying fast-acting medications while on course.
  • Fully enclosed toed shoes that are sturdy and secure behind the heel are required. No Crocs, flip-flops, sandals, or five-toed shoes.
  • Skirts are not permitted.
  • The Zoo does not recommend spaghetti straps, or short shorts.
  • Please dress for the weather, as the Course is in full sun with little to no shade and wind may make the Course cooler.
  • Shoulder-length or longer hair must be pulled back.
  • Pockets must be empty. All loose items (cell phones, wallets, and cameras) and dangling jewelry/clothing must be removed prior to entering the Course. Lockers are available to rent.
  • The Toledo Zoo is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items and will not retrieve any items that fall into the exhibit.

The Aerial Adventure Course offers two experience options - "Zipline" and "Challenge Course". A "Zipline Experience" includes the bridges, 760' zipline, and 30' Quick Jump! This experience typically takes about an hour. A "Challenge Course Experience" includes the bridges, challenge towers, 760' zipline, and 30' Quick Jump! This experience typically lasts two or three hours.

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