Museum Simulators

Outdoor simulators are operational when temperatures are between 45 - 101 degrees Fahrenheit (SpaceShot between 50-101 degrees Fahrenheit) and when weather permitting.

Space ShotTM

What does a rocket launch really feel like? Three, two, one, liftoff!

  • Rocket 140-feet straight up in 2.5 seconds!
  • 4 Gs of force on launch
  • 2-3 seconds of weightlessness out of your seat then a 1 G free fall
  • You must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.

You should not ride this ride if you have any neck or back problems, heart conditions, motion sickness, pregnancy or any other major medical conditions.


G-Force Accelerator

Train like an astronaut and experience three times the force of gravity as you test your will in the G-Force Accelerator!

  • Experience 3 Gs pushing on your body!
  • Push against centrifugal force to test your strength.
  • You must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the G-Force Accelerator.
You should not ride this simulator if you have any heart problems, inner ear problems, asthma, seizures, pregnancy, back or neck pain, claustrophobia, motion sickness, detached retina or any other major medical condition.



Kids Cosmos Energy Depletion Zone

Young astronauts are able to crawl around in the International Space Station (ISS)! Buckle up and blast off – gently – to the moon on our Lunar Lander simulator.

  • Dream of docking the command module to the ISS.
  • Crawl into the rocket and picture being launched to the moon.
  • This simulator is for children under the age of 8. Must be accompanied by an adult.





Mars Climbing Wall

Ever wanted to journey to Mars? Well, beware future traveler; the red planet is a dangerous place to visit! Arid, cold, rocky and apparently lifeless, it has very little to offer to the casual tourist. Yet Mars is an extreme sports lovers’ paradise. Endless hiking trails, the deepest canyons and the tallest volcanoes challenge even the most diehard sportsman. Challenge yourself on our climbing wall to scale the Milky Way’s tallest volcano, Olympus Mons.

  • To participate on Mars Climbing Wall, you must have on closed-toed and closed-heeled rubber-soled shoes. 
  • Please do not attempt to climb the wall with bare feet, sandals, high heels, or leather or hard-soled shoes.
  • Minimum weight 50 lbs.
  • Maximum weight 300 lbs.



Hyper Ship – Motion Based Simulator

This HD motion-based simulator is a five-minute, multi-sensory experience that combines a movie-like audiovisual presentation using a high-definition projection screen and surround sound, with the motion of the ride compartment. There are different rides available, including “Red Baron” and “Black Hole.”


Mars Play Station

Young astronauts can now experience Mars in our new Mars Play Station! This indoor play area is located inside the Mars Grill, and is open to children ages 2 – 6. Children must be supervised by adults.

  • Ages 2 – 6.
  • Children may not be taller than 54”.




Future astronauts explore the Martian surface at KidSpace in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Young explorers slide across the Red Planet’s rocky surface, “lift off” in the capsule and test their logic skills at the game walls.

  • Children must be 46 inches tall or shorter to play.

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