Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site on Earth for a Group of 4

Bidding Supports: Aspiring Youth Academy (Scottsdale, AZ)

Item Number
141
Value:
$108 USD
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May 19, 2024 8:00 PM MST
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A certificate for admission of four to the Meteror Crater Visitors Center (Winslow, AZ).  The fully air-conditioned modern building features an 80-seat widescreen theater, indoor crater viewing area, crater trail access, interactive discovery center, artifacts and exhibits, gift shop, and Subway? restaurant.

Visitors are encouraged to begin their Meteor Crater adventure by enjoying a 10-minute movie which explores the origins of Meteor Crater and focuses on its value as a living astrogeological laboratory.  "IMPACT, The Mystery of Meteor Crater,?  twice each hour, allows viewers to sample the wondrous sound and explosive fury of the meteor?s super-heated trip through the Earth?s atmosphere and ground-shaking collision with the Earth in Northern Arizona.

The Visitor Discovery Center is the most extensive interactive display of meteor impact science of its type in the world.  It includes guest controlled computer simulations, a meteorite fragment weighing over 1400 lbs.; artifacts from early exploration and scientific study of the crater; high-tech graphics of space, meteorites and asteroids, and the solar system; plus exhibits from Apollo astronaut training and asteroid collisions worldwide and on other planets.

Visitors may then choose to view the crater via the air-conditioned indoor viewing area or venture out on the Crater?s rim on one of several self-guiding observation paths. The trails include interpretive signs plus observation telescopes for a closer look at the details of the huge crater and artifacts left from human exploration. Hang around for a rim tour. The tours are at 15 minutes past the hour from 9:15 to 2:10, weather permitting.