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Be the Astronaut

Be the Astronaut

On view through September 4, 2022

Be the Astronaut is a fun, interactive adventure where you are in control as you launch a rocket, pilot a spaceship, and drive a rover in space!

The exhibit guides you as you discover the solar system first hand with the help of virtual astronauts as you land on multiple worlds, including the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter. Designed with the help of NASA experts, the exhibition is fun for the whole family and takes STEM learning into outer space.

Throughout each stage of the exhibit, you have your own crew of virtual content experts. These digital characters help you learn what’s needed to fly a spaceship, pilot a lander, and drive a surface rover. Then they are with you as you climb into the simulators to actually perform these feats, in a thrilling narrative adventure spanning the solar system.

In each space capsule, a massive 70” monitor serves as the ‘windshield,’ giving you a first-person view of your adventures. Touch-screens and an industrial-quality joystick put you in command. During missions, the entire cockpit comes alive with animated lighting effects, game visuals, and sounds that make you believe you ARE an astronaut.

Design Zone

Design Zone

On view in the Jane Golub Gallery

Design Zone is a new interactive permanent exhibition that highlights the importance of science and mathematical thinking in areas critical to building creativity and innovation: art, music, and engineering and presents the creative concepts behind the processes and tools needed to create a successful design.

What does it take to create an addictive and fun videogame? How many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor? What goes behind creating a roller coaster or a skate park that produces the most fun and biggest thrills? Discover the secrets behind how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and other creative problem solvers do what they do.

Remembering Storytown

Remembering Storytown

On view through September 25, 2022

Remembering Storytown (miSci’s latest Lecture Gallery exhibit) features amazing vintage photos and some memorabilia from the park.

Storytown originally opened in 1954 near Lake George, New York, with rides and attractions based on a fairy tale theme. In the 1970s, founder Charley Wood began adding thrill rides that appealed to adults, including the park’s first roller coaster and the Desperado Plunge, a water ride that culminates with a 50-foot drop.

In 1982 a new name, The Great Escape, reflected a growing park that in the next decade added a water park, the Steamin’ Demon inverted coaster, and The Comet, a large wooden coaster.

Today, the park is known as Six Flags Great Escape, and features 135 rides and attractions. While some early attractions were updated or replaced, the park still retains many of its early features and the spirit of its founder.