The Cincinnati Zoo has added a new aerial adventure course that is fun for both adults and kids.
I’m sharing tips for how to make the most of your time on Kanga Klimb.
Where is the Kanga Klimb Aerial Adventure Course Located?
The Kanga Klimb ticket area is located next to the Hops Craft Beer Garden. Participants enter the course in this general area too.
What Does the Kanga Klimb Aerial Adventure Course Include?
There are 58 different elements between the two levels.
The lower level has beginner and easier elements and the upper level has a variety of challenging to advanced elements.
Aerial adventure course participants can build up their confidence as they go.
The course allows each individual to “choose their own adventure” according to their comfort level and skill level.
A few of the elements include swinging logs, plank walk, tight rope, Burma bridge, spider web, post hop and balance beam.
Unique Elements on the Kanga Klimb Aerial Adventure Course
One of the elements that immediately caught my eye was the trapeze bar. I’ve tried the trapeze a few times and it’s SO FUN!
This element was different than I anticipated. One of the workers helps secure you in and then you swing out to the middle.
Next, you can attempt to do a few pullups or just let go of the bar and let the rope to gently take you down to the ground below.
The other Quick Flight Jump element lives up to its name. An attendant secures you into the line and then you step on the edge of the platform.
*The minimum weight for the Quick Flight Jump is 44 lbs.
Next, you step off of the platform and you are on the ground FAST!
The hardest part is probably taking the first step of faith but I promise it’s really FUN, safe, and secure. You only need 3 seconds of bravery.
Just know that you will likely arrive at the ground sooner than you anticipate and your feet may not be fully ready.
Don’t worry because an attendant is on the ground to help you return safely back to the course after you reach the ground level.
Pro tip: If you want to get footage of the Quick Jump, the camera person needs to go down to the Roo Valley section.
Make sure that they have their video ready because it’s over within a few seconds. You can always take screenshots from the video for pictures.
Is There An Area Where You Can Observe Someone on the Course?
Yes, there is a viewing platform with a walkway on the upper level that makes a square with railings on both sides.
The walkway makes it easy for parents and observers to take pictures of their kids or friends with multiple vantage points of the two levels of the course.
All participants enter and exit the course on the top level.
Participants don’t have to start on the top level. They can easily walk down the stairs to the lower level.
If you want to take a picture of someone from the ground level, you will need to walk down to the area near Roo Valley.
What Are the Age/Weight Requirements for Kanga Klimb?
Participants must be at least 4 years old and weigh no more than 250 pounds. There are smaller-sized harnesses and helmets for kids and larger ones for adults.
Height requirements- Participants must be 60” tall to participate alone or 48″ tall and accompanied on the course at all times by someone who is at least 60″ tall.
Before You Go on the Aerial Adventure Course
Before you go out on the course you go through a brief safety training to make sure that you understand how to use the 2 point locking system.
They do a demo and then each participant demonstrates that they can successfully lock and unlock the carabiner on the demo track.
I would recommend stopping by the restrooms before you purchase your tickets and put your harness on so that it doesn’t interfere with your time on the course.
There are also guides on the course who can help give you tips if you feel stuck on one of the elements.
You are secured to the course at all times. There is a key that you use to lock and unlock one of the two sides of the carabiner at all times along the course.
It takes a little while to get in the habit of remembering that whatever side you lock stays connected on the course. Most kids seem to get the hang of things quicker than adults.
Should You Join Your Kids on the Course?
It’s SO FUN!
I also think it’s great to model stepping outside of your comfort zone by trying new experiences TOGETHER.
Your time on the course will definitely be a memorable experience.
How Much is the Kanga Klimb Aerial Course?
Tickets are $16 for zoo members and $19 for non-members.
Currently, there is no reservation required and tickets are available for walk-ups.
What Should You Wear for Kanga Klimb?
Kanga Klimb participants must wear closed-toed shoes on the course. It’s also recommended that you wear form-fitting clothes.
I personally prefer athletic capris over shorts because shorts tend to ride up with a harness. (Skirts and dresses are not allowed because you are on an elevated course.)
You can work up a sweat pretty quickly so I would remove any additional layers before you climb on a warm day.
How Much Time Should You Allow for Trying the Kanga Klimb Course?
Guest can expect to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes on the course. Most guests seem to spend about an hour on average.
I spent about an hour on the course and definitely would have loved to have stayed longer if I had more time that day.
If you or your kids love a challenge, plan on being there for 60-90 minutes so they have enough time to master their favorite elements.
Where is the Cincinnati Zoo Located?
The Cincinnati Zoo is located at 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH.