Solar Flare Wall

Experience what happens when a solar flare collides with a planet.

Solar Flare Wall Video

Educational Points

Solar Flare Wall works in tandem with our Aurora Wall. When the Sun’s activity is high, there are large eruptions called solar flares and coronal mass ejections. These high-energy particles and radiation get released into space and travel throughout the solar system and are what causes auroras. When the eruptions collide with Earth on the Solar Flare Wall, it increases the auroral intensity on the Aurora Wall exhibit.

User Experience

This shared multi-user exhibit allows visitors to interact and launch solar flares from our sun.

  • Multi-User: The Kinect will track up to 8 people, allowing each of them to launch solar flares.

User Interaction

A Kinect track any nearby visitor, allowing them to interact with this experience.

  • Hand Waving: To interact with the Solar Flare Wall, visitors only need to lift an arm. The Kinect will see the movement and then, once the visitor has aimed and is standing still, launch a solar flare!

Hold Time Data

Average hold time is 1 minutes

Software Pricing


Small Facility Pricing applies 50% reduction

Volume pricing also applies

Pricing Sheet

Hardware Provided

  • Keylok license dongle
  • Kinect v2.0

Recommended Hardware

  • Projector capable of 1080p output.

Required Computer Specs

  • Quad Core CPU (or better).
  • Power Supply: 600 Watt (or better).
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti (or better).
  • RAM: 16 GB (or greater).
  • SSD: 120+ GB.
  • OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11.