This past weekend, I was in New York City and I kept running into posters for the exhibit Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: the Exhibition. So, naturally, the nerd in me wanted to learn more, and more importantly, visit the exhibition. Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is a team-up between Marvel Studios, NASA and the National Academy of Sciences. It is billed as the first interactive science-focused exhibit Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. the Exhibition. The project aims to connect kids with their favorite big screen heroes while also emphasizing scientific advancements in robotics, augmented reality, and motion response applications.
The exhibit allows kids and grown-ups to explore the Marvel universe by taking on the role of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. If you love comics, are a nerd, a true believer or simply a fan of Marvel comics, you will love this exhibition. It’s pretty amazing to see Captain America’s shield and Iron Man’s suit in person, along with learning really cool facts about various Marvel characters. visitors are able to operate aspects of Iron Man’s suit with motion response capabilities, chart out of the cosmos at Thor’s cosmic observatory, and even look at how the transformation of Bruce Banner into the Hulk would affect neurological responses. While the focus seems to be connecting kids with science, there’s also a healthy dose of giving visitors the full Marvel experience.
I absolutely loved the exhibition. It felt like the a big kid re-living the museam scenes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Reviews of the exhibition have also been incredibly positive. The New York Times recently ran a feature revealing that, “recruits use their badges at interactive labs that allow them to explore the origins of the Avengers through “classified” documents and scientific experiments.” Even Stan Lee was impressed as the level of analysis exhibit creators used when applying actual science to his original characters.
Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. the exhibition is scheduled to run through Jan. 5 2015 at Discovery Times Square in New York City. Don’t miss out on this exceptional experience for both fans of science and Marvel superheroes. Check it out at www.StationExhibit.com/Avengers. Unfortunately, I did not take any photos and most of these photos are from Kirsten Acuna