Museum Opens New 3D/4D Theater & Interactive...

Museum Opens New 3D/4D Theater & Interactive Kid Zone

Media screenings available upon request

San Diego, 6.30.2010

San Diego, CA—July 1, 2010—The San Diego Air & Space Museum opened their new 3D/4D Zable Theater today, the first of its kind in Balboa Park. The 3D/4D Zable Theater is very advanced, employing interactive seats and unique special effects that are built into the theater itself. By creating a set of "4D" effects that are synchronized to the film production, the 3D/4D Zable Theater adds another layer of immersive fun for audiences. 4D theaters create a multi-sensory experience that is changing the way people watch movies.

The 3D/4D  Zable Theater holds up to 36 guests per show, with multiple shows per day. The Zable Theater is a special exhibition and is included with regular admission. Funding for the Zable Theater was provided by the Walter J. Zable Foundation.

The current 3D/4D films showing:

Jetpack Adventure (04:43)

Join Jett, a boy with a wild imagination, and his cat Jin as they snap into their self-made jetpacks and take off to make it in time for school. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you blast off in a hurry. Find the shortest way to class from high up in the sky! Careful! Don’t get blown to pieces against those skyscrapers. Outflank those cars as you fly by on the highway. And when traffic gets too rough, try a nifty shortcut underground. Experience the thrills of this explosive adventure and above all, don’t be late for school!

Fly Me To The Moon (13:34)

Get ready for a fully immersive space odyssey! Put yourself into the middle of the action for a thrilling ride to the moon! Team up with three teenaged flies and sneak on board the legendary Apollo 11 for a mind-blowing experience that fully engages all your senses. Feel your heart pounding during countdown. Can you escape the smoke and fire that suddenly burst out on the launch pad? Grab on to your seat as the rocket boosters blast you off into space. If you make it through the atmosphere, try to relax… Enjoy an eye-popping view of Earth as you float among the twinkling stars. Soon you will find out how it really feels to set foot on the Moon. A sensational breathtaking experience like you’ve never sensed before.

In addition to the 3D/4D Zable Theater, the Museum is opening a special play area for kids, the Kid Aviation Action Hangar (KAAH). The KAAH will have an abundance of attractions for kids of all ages.  Preschoolers can enjoy magnetic toys and aviation coloring books, a dry erase board where they are able to sketch out their favorite airplane and pedal planes to whisk them around our small scale airport.  Grade school age aviators will thrill at the “U-Fly-It” machine, a flight simulator experience in a real wind tunnel atmosphere and also enjoy a romp on our simulated moon’s surface in a space suit.  Two flight simulators with large LCD screens put future pilots’ skills to the test and all can enjoy creating and flying their own miniature parachutes.  A large F-104 Starfighter cockpit mock-up, perfect for photo opportunities, will provide the ultimate take-home memory for all KAAH visitors. The KAAH is included with regular admission to the Museum.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California’s official air and space museum and education center.  The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and it was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.  Currently on display: The Science Of…Aliens, a special exhibition that explores the real possibilities of alien life. Visit for more information.  The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101.  The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with admissions until 4:00 p.m. *After Memorial Day, the Museum closes at 5:30p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 



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