The State Museum’s new interactive blockbuster exhibit, Hall of Heroes, opens January 19. The traveling exhibition celebrates and explores both the history of and science behind America’s obsession with superheroes. Enhanced with interactive exhibits and hands on displays, Hall of Heroes explores how the iconic characters have influenced popular culture throughout the 20th century and beyond while offering guests the chance to discover their own superpowers.
Hall of Heroes brings guests into the world of superheroes, crime-fighters, gadgets and spies through immersive experiences. As soon as guests enter the Hall of Heroes, they find themselves in the thick of the action as their journey takes them through several themed environments with surprises around each corner.
Guests of all ages are encouraged to explore, learn, and test their heroic abilities at engaging and challenging interactive stations including:
• Thematic sections like Powers of the Body, Gadgets, Elements and Mastery and more.
• Interactive displays exploring the history and culture of heroes from comics to radio and beyond.
• Challenges to test guests’ ‘super’ abilities and demonstrate the science of superheroes.
• 1966 George Barris Batmobile interactive Batcave enviroment.
• Hands-on stations including: a wind tunnel, a laser lab, memory and logic interactive games, a super balance test and more.
• Fun photo ops with iconic heroes, including Batman, Superman, The Hulk and others.
The exhibit features a full-scale half replica of the 1960s Barris Kustoms’ Batmobile and various other movie props, replicas and rare artifacts from past and present major motion pictures and television shows. Interactive displays will take guests through a history of heroes and how people relate to them, from the Radio to the Pop Culture display that talks about everything from blockbuster films, to large-scale comic conventions.
The State Museum will host special member mornings February 23, March, 23 and April 13 where museum members will have exclusive hands-on fun, meet and greet a superhero and receive a digital green screen photo from 9 – 10 am.
Admission for Hall of Heroes, which includes museum general admission, is $13.95 for adults; $12.95 for seniors 62 and up; $11.95 for children ages 3-12 and $4 for museum members. The State Museum is open Monday, 10 am – 5 pm; Tuesday, 10 am – 8 pm; Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm To learn more visit scmuseum.org.