Gizmo helped the Salt Lake City, Utah children’s museum with design, value engineering, constructing, and installation of this exciting new exhibit about life rescue and helicopters.
Client: Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Gizmo happily completed Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum’s recently unveiled interactive exhibit, Saving Lives from the Sky. Sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare, a unique and first of its kind exhibit, Saving Lives is entirely hands-on featuring real life medical simulations, with interactive opportunities for up to 40 children at a time!
The exhibit features a hospital, a command center, and a decommissioned helicopter to set-up different rescue scenarios and engages the visitors in learning about how each of these components works together to perform life-saving rescues in the mountains of Utah.
Located on the roof of the museum, the exhibit includes a roof structure to protect the helicopter from the elements for year round access and durability and a custom-made hospital structure that houses all of the medical scenarios and life-saving practices.
Gizmo developed many hands-on exhibits and multi-media experiences, including an interactive that allows visitors to send a small scale helicopter model into flight using a hand crank, answering and dispatching emergency calls from the command center to the hospital and the chopper, scrubbing up and getting dressed for work as doctors and in-flight nurses, diagnosing and performing triage operations, using mock X-ray equipment, and performing first aid on 3-D “patients” in the chopper and at the hospital. The exhibit is now open permanently to the public!