Got any summer plans? How about a trip to exciting New York City where along with any number of tourist attractions, you can now walk the halls of S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, or Tony Stark’s workshop. It’s a new exhibit at the Discovery Center in Times Square called Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and it collects sets, props, costumes and other bric-à-brac from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as some interesting scientific facts that takes you into the mechanics of super-powers. Also, it’s awesome!
The New York Daily News got a sneak peak of the show and talked to some of the people behind it. Along with artifacts from the movies, there are some simulations and exhibits that demonstrate and explain the scientific underpinning of characters and events in the MCU. For instance, there’s a tree frog that can use its hormones to survive freezing temperatures, a fact that comes in handy when you’re considering a man who was trapped in ice for 70 years and survived.
On the interactive side, you learn just how hard the Hulk can punch in a rarely used measurement of force called newtons as you’re standing in the presence of a life-size hologram of the Incredible Hulk. “You’re literally standing in front of a nine-foot tall Hulk and he punches the wall, and the whole building shakes,” said Nicholas Cooper, creative director of Victory Hill Exhibitions, the company behind the show.
Someone less scientific, but no less awesome, is a chance to get into a flight simulator as Iron Man, complete with flight controls tied to eye-movement. Be careful, because when you blink you set off the repulsors.
Want to see more? Here’s some photos from the exhibit:
Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. opens on May 30, 2014 through January 5, 2015. Tickets are $27 for adults, $11 for children from 3 to 11.