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 recently completed an interactive exhibit, Saving Lives from the Sky for the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. The exhibit was sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare. This is the 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 real decommissioned helicopter. The idea is to set-up different rescue scenarios and engage 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 and for year round access and durability. It also includes 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. They include; 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.