The Memphis Museum of Science & History (MoSH) will host the United States Navy for Navy Days, three days of exciting activities, including the U.S. Parachute Team, the Ceremonial Guard, and the Nimitz, its Virtual Reality Experience. All events are either free to the public or included in the price of admission to the museum.
“This will be a thrilling week for military enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the Navy and the technology it uses for their special missions,” says Michele Arquette-Palermo, Director of Community Engagement for MoSH. “We are excited to show visitors of all ages how science, technology, and innovation are essential to the Navy’s operations.”
Here are the Memphis Navy Days activities planned:
Outdoors (All outdoor events are free to the public)
- June 15 & 16: From 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM, visitors aged 14+ will be able to visit the Nimitz, the Navy’s Virtual Reality Experience. This immersive experience gives participants a 360-degree virtual reality simulation of what it is like during a special warfare mission. The Nimitz experience includes a video briefing, wearing an Oculus Rift headset and a SubPac, a piece of wearable technology that replicates the sounds of the mission. Using a cutting-edge steering wheel and throttle system, participants will feel the sensation of piloting a high-speed Special Warfare Combatant Craft while rescuing SEALS.
- June 16: The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, Navy Leap Frogs, will make a jump onto the Pink Palace Mansion lawn between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
- June 15,16 & 17: The Navy Ceremonial Guard will perform a 7-minute drill at 11:00 AM and 2 PM
Inside (All inside events are included with General Admission)
- June 15, 16 & 17: On the Museum’s Mezzanine and Lower level, there will be six Navy Asset Teams leading activities and interacting with visitors. The teams include the Navy History and Heritage Command, USS Constitution, USS Tennessee, The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (METOC), and the Esports Team.