Experiencing the Marvel Avengers Station in Las Vegas
Ever dream of becoming an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Someone who has access to a trove of classified information and understands the truth of the events around the world? That dream can now be a reality at the TI in Las Vegas. The Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an interactive, fully immersive experience that will take you to the depths of Marvel’s comic book creations.
For an additional $5 you can rent an iPod. Be sure to enter all the information requested to create an agent profile for yourself. This little iPod is very handy throughout the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. As you get to each display you can tap the icons on your device to get insider information and take quizzes that will help you earn your status as an agent. It’s a bit difficult for younger kids to use (although my 7 year old loved taking pictures with it) but for older kids and adults it enhances the overall experience.
The Avenger Rooms
There are various room throughout the interactive museum with emphasis on Captain America, The Hulk, Thor and Iron man. As you walk through each room you learn about the origins of each character, get to see items unique to each personality (such as all of the prototypes of Iron man’s suit or Thor’s Mjölnir). It’s easy to spend 20 minutes in every room due to the intense amount of reading and hands-on exhibits. The screens, displays and objects in each room are of the utmost quality. You almost forget it’s not real. Something I loved about our experience was that the iPod was our guide. We could take our time, go back to another room or rush through an area (my 1 year old didn’t particularly enjoy the Ant-man area) if we wanted to.
At the end of the tour you walk into a room and stand at your assigned station. You take your virtual superhero tool and go toe-to-toe with the evil Ultron for an epic battle. Once you have completed your mission you are directed to an area where you will take your official Avengers picture (complete with prop) and receive your Agent I.D.
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Although I do feel it is a bit overpriced, I have to give it a 9/10 recommendation. It is fun, engaging and makes for a great time for the entire family. I love that the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is stroller friendly and self-guided. Seeing my kids have such a wonderful time and their favorite idols brought to life was an experience that we won’t soon forget.