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Visit the Planes of Fame exhibit

The interactive software is on loan to us for at least the next three months.
April 2, 2018
Snapshot of part of the interactive tabletop

Snapshot of part of the interactive tabletop.

This exhibit is on loan for the next several months.

More and more museums are moving away from static exhibits and toward hands-on and immersive ones. Our Museum collaborates with Ideum, a company that specializes in experiential touch tables. Thanks to Ideum we have a new exhibit: “Planes of Fame.”

The software installed on our interactive table was developed by Ideum for the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA and is now available for our visitors to explore.

As envisioned by Ideum, the exhibit was…

Created for the Museum’s annual fundraising event, the interactive provides an intriguing way to learn about the U.S. strategic bombing effort during World War II. We worked with the Planes of Fame team to create an experience in which the aircraft themselves tell the stories of their campaigns, designs, armaments, and the skilled pilots  who flew them. The resulting application provides a unique window into four iconic planes: the B-17 Flying Fortress, the P-38 Lightning, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the P-51 Mustang, each of which played a specific role during the War.

Tokens representing each of the four planes, when laid on the table, populate the screen with information about each aircraft. This provides a great way to learn about the planes and missions as they relate to aviation efforts during World War II. Their stories also relate to the birth of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Come experience the new, interactive Planes of Fame exhibit in the History Gallery while it is available during the next few months. Embrace this opportunity to interact and learn in a new way.