The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum is more than a museum, it’s an experience. An interactive, immersive journey — underlined by universal accessibility, innovative technology and iconic artifacts — makes the USOPM a must-see attraction.
The USOPM features cutting-edge exhibits, including everything from motion-sensored interactives to holographic medals. Using advanced digital screens, guests can swipe through every Olympic torch to learn more about their design and significance, or they can search through every U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athlete based on name, hometown and even university affiliation.
“Don’t Touch” signs are replaced with interactive sport demonstration exhibits. Guests can race against Team USA greats like Jesse Owens or Tatyana McFadden on the indoor track, shoot a virtual arrow on an indoor archery range, and even save a shot as a goalball goalie.
U.S. Olympians and Paralympians, retired and currently competing, are welcomed home to relive the stories and memories of previous Games. When guests visit the museum, they could be walking next to a Hall of Famer or future Olympic or Paralympic champion. You’ll never know who you will meet or what will happen.
There is truly something for everyone at the Best New Attraction of 2020, as named by USA Today. With the help of innovative technology, interactive displays and immersive exhibits, guests don’t just learn about the history, they embark on a journey.