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NEW! Ropes Challenge

Now Open!


Defy gravity on Highmark SportsWorks® newest exhibit! The Ropes Challenge will challenge your sense of balance and enjoyment of heights as you navigate obstacles, "walk the plank," and then zoom down a zipline!

Learn about the science behind the climb, such as center of mass and inertia, as well as the physiology of fear and thrills and perception.

Located in the middle of SportsWorks, the Ropes Challenge consists of 11 elements, such as walking a rope bridge, balancing on rolling logs, and climbing across a horizontal net, before reaching the zipline. Beneath the Ropes Challenge is the SkyTykes ropes course, designed for younger visitors who want to have an adventure closer to the ground.

Visitors who wish to enjoy the challenge must be at least 48 inches tall. The SkyTykes course can be enjoyed by guests under 48 inches tall. All visitors must wear closed-toe shoes with backs in order to participate in either of these exhibits.

The Ropes Challenge and SkyTykes courses are included with general admission.



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