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DENVER -- Among the cranes, skyscrapers and new buildings in our Colorado, there's some new architecture that may be catching your eye if you drive along Interstate 25 in Denver.
The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus broke ground on Adventure Forest in June 2018. The 500-foot long aerial course and immersive, exploratory sculpture is being constructed within Joy Park.
The project was originally scheduled to open this fall, but working with the unique architecture is pushing the date forward to the spring.
“The project has taken longer given the complexity and the engineering of what this has taken,” said Mike Yankovich, President & CEO of the Children’s Museum.
Elements inside the installation include rope swings, a slinky climb, a glass bridge, a lookout that sits 55 feet in the air and two 70 foot slides with rainbow prisms.
Sitting 90 feet above the banks of South Platte River and I-25, the sculpture will be a new landmark in Denver’s skyline.
“This is a one of a kind project that has really been inspired by what we say is quintessential Colorado,” said Yankovich.
The project was designed in collaboration with the Children’s Museum’s exhibit design team, Bonsai Design and Denver Parks and Recreation.
Artist Wes Sam-Bruce is creating a fully immersive art installation throughout Adventure Forest, inspired by the interconnectedness of the natural world and humankind.
“I hope that people driving by on the freeway have this spark of excitement that happens and they get intrigued and curious enough to want to come to the museum to explore it for themselves,” said Sam-Bruce.