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park city, Kansas
March 16, 2010
by Casual Tourist
October 17, 2000
The theater seats have a computer keypad on the armrest, which you get to utilize during the first half of the program. It was rather interesting to join a team of other visitors via your keypad and go to work destroying bacteria in the body and landing a spaceship as well as other activities.
The second half of the program consisted of a trip through outerspace. Many images from the Hubble Telescope were used.
The whole experience was rather awesome and extremely unique.
From journal What We Saw in Wichita
Next you enter a small theater with hydraulic seats and surround sound. The seats were designed more like what you might find in the space shuttle than what you are used to in a theater. As the action begins on the 17' x 25' screen, your seat moves in synchronization with the screen action. It was more like an amusement park ride than a theater show. This part of the program also lasted about 5 minutes, which seemed much too short a time. It was certainly a different kind of experience.
There are warnings about not going into the Simulation Center if you have back problems, are pregnant, etc. My advice is to heed the warnings. The seats often moved in a jerky fashion and the ride was anything but smooth.
Also, no photos are allowed inside the Simulation Center.
There are absolutely so many things to do and see at Exploration Place that an entire day is needed. Sadly, we didn't know this beforehand and only allowed an afternoon.
There are two theater type shows that are a must see and do if you don't mind paying the full package price.
Nothing at Exploration Place is just seeing, as is the usual case in museums. Here you touch, you experiment, you become involved with the displays and theater shows. It's a great place for both kids and adults. And if you have kids, you don't have to worry about them being bored. There will be so much for them to do that they will not want to leave and will beg to come back for more.
Various areas of Exploration exist, such as Kids Explore, Exploring Human Life, Exploring Our World, and Exploring Flight and Design. Each area has its own dedicated arena. Look further into this journal and you'll discover some of what's offered.