ATLANTIA † Illuminarium transports visitors to space:
A year ago, Good Day Atlanta gave viewers the first look inside Illuminarium Atlanta, a state-of-the-art immersive attraction and event venue along the Atlanta BeltLine. At the time, CEO Alan Greenberg told us, “Illuminarium is a place that can take you anywhere.”
We didn’t know then that “every place” encompassed the last frontier.
This morning we made a return trip to Illuminarium to get a first look at “SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond“, the latest immersive experience to open in the 30,000-square-foot facility. As we explained during our previous visits to Illuminarium, designers outfitted the attraction with $15 million worth of technology, surrounding visitors with video projection, sound, scent and even floor vibrations — creating something of a virtual reality without the need for VR glasses.In “SPACE: A Journey To The Moon & Beyond,” that “virtual reality” consists of some of the solar system’s most incredible sights, including the moon, the planets and even an asteroid belt.
“SPACE: A Journey To The Moon & Beyond” is now open at Illuminarium Atlanta, located at 550 Somerset Terrace Northeast in Atlanta. General access for standard experiences starts at $30 for adults and $25 for youth, and enhanced experiences are also available. For more information, click on here†
Of course, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be one of the first journalists to blow up some moon dust and report live from “outer space” – click the video player to see our otherworldly morning in Illuminarium!
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