We visited the Telos Discovery Space Center as media. All opinions are my own. We recently took our daughter to the Telos Discovery Space Center for her birthday party with a few of her friends and her siblings. It was so much fun! My husband and I joined in as part of the mission and we had a great time together pretending we were on a spaceship on a mission to help save the world.
We visited the Pleasent Grove location and did a 2.5-hour Dauntless Mission. When we arrived we were briefed on our mission, given a specific role to play (captain, communications, etc). After all of the training (learning how to do the role we were given) our mission was underway. There is a lot that goes into this and it is SO FUN! The kids had a great time, really getting into everything.
Another bonus to having your birthday parties at the Discovery Space Center is that you don’t have to worry about really planning anything. Just show up, have fun and then you can reserve a space to have cake and ice cream and open presents afterward all right in the same place. It works out great and takes all the stress out of having to worry about the party.
We had some help (you have an AI comm you can talk to, as well as helpers on the “ship” that come in) and you are also given props like “laser” guns. The computers are all real and you have to run them and run them together in order to keep the ship running and to do certain things. Like I had to have the engineer cool the engines when we were in warp speed. Or I had to ask for power to certain engines so we could go faster.
The kids did great and I know they had a lot of fun. The minimum age limit is 5, but our 6-year-old needed a lot of help, so keep that in mind. You can join your kids, or you can wait for them. OR you can have a date night with other couples and go. It is that much fun!
The overall experience was great and it sometimes got really intense. We did this for my daughters birthday party. We had 8 people. You can have large groups, up to 14 people, so that would be perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, or just a day to go and role play with your kids. Get into, and have fun. Spaces fill up fast, so make your reservation online or call them at 385-265-2605.
About Telos Discovery Space Center
What you will see when you set foot in one of our state-of-the-art spaceship simulators is the bridge of a starship of which you and your fellow crew members are in control. Each of you will have a unique job that is critical in reaching the end of your mission successfully. You will be given a mission briefing, tasked with mission objectives, and left to make your own choices as you navigate the story with your crew. Throughout the course of your mission you will encounter challenges that do not have a fixed solution, requiring you to consider the situation carefully and choose the best option you can. You may also come face to face with one of our many actors that play the role of anything from a helpful crew member from below decks to an alien intruder.
There are four locations in Utah:
Canyon Grove Academy
588 W 3300 N, Pleasant Grove, UT
(Here you can go on the UCS Dauntless, UCS Valiant or the UCS Everest)
600 S Geneva Road, Orem, UT 84058
(Here you can go on the UCS Hyperion)
527 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
(Here you can go on the UCS Apollo, UCS Artemis, and the UCS Leo)
3435 N 1120 E, Lehi, UT
(Here you can go on the UCS Voyager)
We had a great time – since we are all Star Wars, Star Trek and everything in between fans, my kids had a blast stepping into another world for a while.
Visit the Telos Discovery Space Center for your next event!
PHONE: (385) 265-2605