GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit - Wildlife Experience GC42F2J
This is Day 4 of the 7 posts in 7 days and part of the 101Devil Caches book giveaway. To be entered into the contest for the book you need to comment on all 7 posts in 7 days. They are all located under the contest tab. Good Luck and thanks for entering.On Sunday April 14 2013 we made a trip to the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit - Wildlife Experience GC42F2J in Parker, CO. This was a birthday road trip for me. I have been wanting to do this for a few years now to get the icon. This trip was a blast for the whole family.
Outside of the museum there are some great wildlife statues. The boys had a fun time playing on them. As you can see they joined the WOLF PACK. Once you go inside the museum there are cutouts of SIGNAL THE FROG everywhere. It was fun looking for all of them.
The maze itself was pretty cool. There was a ton of great information inside. From the beginning of navigation to the creation of GPS there was a bunch to read about. One of the most interesting facts I found was that in 1983 president Ronald Reagan finally offered GPS to the civilian world after Korean Airlines flight 007 was shot down after straying off course. There was so many great little facts that were just amazing, and the interactive quiz's were fun to do.
Also inside the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit were a few examples of geocaches. They had some really fun ones to find. From the ammo can inside a log, the Altoid cache on a bridge, to the urban style bus stop hide they had a variety of geocaches covered. We tried leaving a livelovecache.com card inside every one that we found.
They also had a display for travel bugs and geocoins. inside a nice plexi glass display case there were about 50 trackable items. We wrote down a list of the numbers we could see for discovery. There were some awesome looking coins and bugs inside. There were also displays of different GPS units.
The museum also had another wonderful area to explore. It was a wildlife habitat display with a ton of interactive features. They had robotic talking mannequins. and some other neat robotic animals to look at. They were all separated into areas that were set up to look like the habitat they were from. One of the boys favorite things was the virtual fish pond that was projected on to the floor. When you got close to the projection or stood on it the fish would scatter. If you held still they would swim back in and surround you until you move. Some of the people were creepy like the Africans that talked creped me out. They seemed to stare at me the whole time. CREEPY.
In all we spent about two hours inside the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit - Wildlife Experience. It was one of the best family trips we have taken together. The The Wildlife Experience in Parker, CO is fantastic. I would suggest it to anyone geocachers and non-cachers alike. Thanks again for checking out www.livelovecache.com. We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures. Let us know if you have any ideas or story's you would like to see us write about. Below are some more pictures of from the Maze and museum if you would like to check the out.