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Press Release

Skyline Climb Ropes Course and Zipline Opens November 26

Published October 7, 2021

News release

For more information contact: Shane Rhinewald, The Strong, srhinewald@museumofplay.org;

ROCHESTER, NY—Are you ready for the challenge? The Strong is climbing into the realm of adventure play and building an all-new high ropes course—Skyline Climb—slated to open November 26, 2021. Suspended above the museum’s Elaine Wilson Carousel and Bill Gray’s at the Skyliner Diner, adults and kids alike can traverse beams and balance obstacles, maneuver ropes and wobbly bridges, and leap off a zipline platform.

Skyline Climb allows the museum to explore the importance of physical play,” says Mike Streb, director of exhibits and quality assurance. “Safe but adventurous play allows us to stretch ourselves, overcome our fears, and build courage and confidence. It makes us braver, stronger, and better prepared for challenges. We grow bigger through our play.”

Built by RCI Adventure Products, Skyline Climb consists of two courses geared towards different sizes and skill levels—Low-Rise for guests below 48 inches in height (with parental or guardian supervision) and High-Rise for those 48 inches and above. In High-Rise, participants will ascend 28 feet into the museum’s glass-enclosed carousel atrium in a safety harness and move from pillar to pillar in any direction, climbing through ropes, balancing on planks and rolling logs, working through pully obstacles and floating bridges, walking the plank, and zooming back on the Sky Rail (a zipline-like element). Low-Rise and High-Rise will be open exploration zones without a time limit.

Skyline Climb will require an additional fee: $5 ($4 members) for Low-Rise and $7 ($6 members) for High-Rise. Packs of six climbs can be purchased for the cost of five ($35).  

Guests purchasing museum admission, Skyline Climb, and Dancing Butterfly Garden admission as a package will be able to add a choice of two (2) free values—a train ride, carousel ride, or four free video game tokens.

See renderings and progress images below.