Featured Exhibits

Virtual Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

For those purchasing a separate ticket, adventurers can take the boat tour our onto Lake Charles itself, where the shoreline shows marshland grasses and underwater habitats. They will see the wetlands and its denizens up-close and personal, and learn about their habitats along the way using the LED screen on the boat's interior deck, and from the colorful guides leading the tour.

The Wetlands Quartet

Another of the animatronic cast of characters sings about their marshy Wetlands Home during The Big Show. 

Weathercast Central

The Center also expects to be a gathering place for news organizations when tropical storms and hurricanes threaten American shores. So visitors and television audiences will see where their reports take place—either from inside our science center, or featuring the iconic NHMSC complex in the background visual—as they uplink their satellite feeds from right here.

The Big Show

The Big Show is a theatrical animatronic puppet show in a seated theater in which various Cajun and wetlands characters interact with official-type characters—such as insurance agents and FEMA workers— all in anticipation of Big Blow, who comes in and wreaks havoc on the town. The audience will be surpised and engaged by characters emerging from all around them—even up above! Lots of fun effects, such as confetti and streamers, will add magic and fun to the show.

After a short first show, audiences will be able voice input, and then watch the show again to see if their input made any changes in the characters’ behavior; and therefore, the story’s outcome.

By asking the audience to “adjust” the parameters of the human-controlled environment from the first show, and then running a second sequence to see the consequences, we have a unique vehicle for learning.

The Big Show is a critical teaching tool for higher-order understanding.

 

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