Experience and explore stellar life cycles, gravitational/orbital mechanics, and the evolution of life by dragging and dropping stars and other exotic celestial objects. Through exploration and play, visitors can combine and create massive stars and observe the process of stellar evolution by creating white dwarfs, neutron stars, and even black holes. The collaborative touchscreen supports 80 simultaneous touches, encouraging group interactions.
Stellar Playground Video
Users interact via touching the screen (the Ideum Multitouch table supports up to 80 simultaneous touches) to drag and drop celestial bodies from the palettes located at each corner of the screen. They can also manipulate bodies in the open field.
Dropping a body by releasing touch will drop the body into the simulation, if the User is sliding their finger while releasing, the motion will contribute to the body’s initial velocity.
Stellar Playground is far and above our most successful exhibit in our facility. Our aggregate average hold-time for all non-digital interactives in our museum rates at 2 minutes 12 seconds. Our leading digital interactives command much higher hold times averaging from 4-6 minutes. Stellar Playground rates in a rank of its own with an astonishing 9 minute hold time average. Some groups stay greater than an hour in many cases. The Ideum platform’s large interactive area allows multiple groups to simultaneously enjoy the exhibit for as long as desired.
Significant hold times exist across all age ranges and demographics, from pre-K all the way to veteran astronomers and physicists.
Small Facility Pricing applies 50% reduction
Volume pricing also applies