Review: Hall of Heroes at the Wilbur D. May Museum

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Hall of Heroes at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno!

Hall of Heroes is Hands On

Hall of Heroes is an interactive exhibit, which means everything isn’t stuck behind three inches of plexiglass. You actually have something to do besides simply looking at artifacts. That being said, there is a ton of historic memorabilia to see, from old costumes and comic books, to props and toys. Check out this quick highlight reel we put together:

With Great Power…

But the real joy for you and your kids come in the form of testing your superpowers. I thought this was a really fun way to bring the superhero concept into something interactive. You’ll test your super-strength, super-speed, super-smarts, super-sight and more. These interactive elements are what really make the exhibit special. I even found myself testing my abilities (I had to show my kids I was a superhero, after all).

Extra! Extra!

There were a number of really special props, such as a replica Batmobile from the old show and an actual phone booth (which my kids were baffled by – they had never seen one before). There’s also cool items like a TARDIS and huge “statues” of popular super heroes. My family had a lot of fun testing their super powers. You won’t need super speed – we comfortably got through the exhibit in about an hour and a half (and then headed over to the May Museum, which is included in your price of admission to the Hall of Heroes).

The Facts

When: January 20 – April 15, 2018
Where: Wilbur D. May Museum
Cost: Adults – $9.00
Children (3-17) – $8.00
Children <3 – Free
Seniors – $8.00
Contact: (775) 785-5961 or Website

Just for Grownups

CAPES & COCKTAILS
February 10th
6pm – 10pm
A special, after-hours event for adult superheroes only! Don your favorite superhero costume and explore the Hall of Heroes exhibit — just leave the sidekicks at home! Food, drinks, music, and more. Admission includes unlimited access to Hall of Heroes, hors d’oeuvres, and one adult beverage token. Wear a superhero costume and earn an extra drink token! $25 in advance, $35 at the door. 21+ only. Tickets on sale now at the May Museum. Purchase in person or by phone.


Disclosure: The May Museum generously let my family check out the exhibit so we could share firsthand knowledge about how super cool it was.

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