June 13, 2012

Outdoor Play Ground Opens at Fort Fisher Aquarium

Get outside and play on Adventure Reef, our new outdoor play area.

Adventure Reef dares children ages 2-12 to climb, crawl, wiggle, leap, balance, swing and slide their way to fun in a safe and engaging way.

The play area features unique components – springy climbing cables, spinning bars, wobble pods – to flex children’s mental and physical muscles. In addition to the play structure, families can explore together to find fossilized shark teeth and other treasures in a new fossil dig area shaped like a spiraling nautilus shell.

“This is not an average play ground,” says Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. “Adventure Reef begs to be enthusiastically explored and conquered. The only limit to the fun is a child’s imagination.”

Playground_girlGenerous donations from the North Carolina Aquarium Society and corporate partners Time Warner Cable, Inc.; PotashCorp-Aurora; Pizza Hut, Inc.; and the Weston Foundation funded the construction of Adventure Reef.

The Aquarium developed the play set’s innovative design with Landscape Structures Inc., a manufacturer committed to using U.S. vendors and offsetting their CO² footprint.

Source: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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