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A boy climbs a rope bridge connecting two treehouses.
Explore | Exhibit

Hideaway Woods

Get ready to see nature in a whole new light! Hideaway Woods is a two-acre, nature discovery environment featuring treehouses, a flowing streambed, and more. The play zones in this exhibit space encourage you to flex your body and imagination all while viewing the world around you from a new perspective—sometimes up to 20 feet off the ground!

Hideaway Woods was funded by generous donors to our Climbing Higher campaign.
A network of treehouses in a wooded setting.

Treehouse Village

Connected by rope bridges, each of our eight handcrafted treehouses offers a unique vantage point that changes with the seasons. Find your favorite way up using ladders, cargo nets, staircases, and an accessible gangway. Two slides offer a unique way back down!
A boy jumps into a stream making a splash.

Woodland Stream

Wade in an accessible, recirculating freshwater stream for a cooling exploration of how water interacts and behaves with other elements in nature. Grab a pine cone or a giant leaf and see how the current impacts your boat’s journey! How can you change the flow of a mini waterfall with just your hand? This play zone includes an accessible patio near the waterfall area. There is also a changing area nearby to make cleanup easier.
A mom and small child play peek a boo around a wooden arch.

Young Explorers

A scaled set of “mini” treehouses offers the perfect place for guests ages 0-6 to begin their nature adventure. Explore a small hillside slide, test your balance, or have a woodland dinner party in our nature-based imaginative play area. A dedicated stroller parking area, seating, and a separate fence make keeping an eye on your young explorer easier than ever.

Why nature play?

Play in naturalized, outdoor environments can foster deeper social, physical, and emotional developments in children (and adults!). The dynamic mix of full-body movement, imaginative play and opportunities to notice or observe, provides endless opportunities to exercise our mental and physical capabilities.

A small boy climbs on a board toward the camera.