New: Firearm Training Simulator Now Open

New: Firearm Training Simulator

The Firearm Training Simulator, located in the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation Use of Force Exhibition, provides Museum guests with an understanding of the real-life challenges law enforcement officers face when they encounter situations that may require use of deadly force.

Why this experience?

The Firearm Training Simulator engages guests in an intensive training experience based on the training law enforcement officers receive. Guests will participate in multiple simulated scenarios in which they will respond to real and perceived criminal threats, while encountering a mix of digital simulations and live-action scenarios. These situations are very real-to-life and guests may experience an intense response. As part of orientation, guests will receive a CO2 pistol and police officer duty belt to use in the experience. Afterward, they will reflect on what they learned from the experience in an interactive exhibit that examines actual police use-of-force cases and explores the physical and psychological factors that can influence how officers react in a critical situation.

Where will this experience be located?

This new experience is on the Museum’s first floor.