New "Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits" exhibit brings immersive extreme sports experience to Denver.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has a new exhibit and it is all about getting to know extreme sports. "Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits", which has been open since September 13, takes participants inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes, exploring what it is that motivates them.
Featuring stories and profiles of extreme athletes, some from right here in Colorado, the exhibit showcases the science, innovation, creativity, dedication, and inspiration that goes into extreme sports, and may just inspire people to try some for themselves. The "Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits" experience was developed and produced by Science North out of Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Science center.
The exhibit is an immersive experience and includes 16 sports to explore, like a course developed by American Ninja Warriors (from Colorado-based Ninja Nation), a virtual race down backcountry slopes, a virtual leap off a cliff, a portaledge hanging tent, an immersion room, and much more.
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"In many ways, we’re sort of ground-central for extreme sports," Garth Spellman, curator of the exhibit, told TheKnow. "We have a lot of professional extreme athletes who come to Colorado to train because of the terrain — great snow, great mountains, great whitewater, great skies. It’s really an epicenter for training. We thought the exhibit was a nice fit for the state we live in."
Admission to the "Extreme Sports" exhibit is included with regular museum admission. The exhibit will be here in Denver until April 12, 2020, and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except December 25).
This new exhibit looks like the perfect way to get our feet wet with extreme sports, in a risk-free environment, no less. Please note that you will want to wear sturdy should though, no flip flops or sandals, if you want to fully experience the exhibit.
Will you be heading out to give the "Extreme Sports" experience a try? Have you already stopped by and visited the exhibit? Give us the scoop in the comments, and we'll see you there!