On Saturday, November 19, the museum will debut its much-anticipated climber to the public with a week-long soft opening. The installation – designed by Hands On! Studio of St. Petersburg, Fla., and fabricated and installed by Universal Services Associates of Folcroft, Penn. – consists of a series of tunnels with netting and platforms for guests to explore and take risks in a safe environment. It is designed for ages 5-12, although there will be no age cap.
According to Kelley Bass, Museum of Discovery CEO, the week-long soft opening “will give our guests and our museum staff time to figure out all the nuances of the climber and how our guests use it so we can make any adjustments necessary to ensure a high-quality experience for all. The climber is the largest exhibit in our museum’s 95-year history, and we anticipate large crowds of guests eager to use it. We ask for everyone’s patience as we work to determine the best ways to deliver that ultimate climber experience.”
-Shoes must be removed to enter. Socks are highly encouraged.
-No running or pushing.