PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations, has partnered with the Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum near Flagstaff, Arizona, in order to develop its vision for an enhanced and engaging guest experience.
The company will be working with the museum to create an Experience Master Plan, outlining a five to ten-year vision for growth. This project will enable the Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum to fulfil its potential as a world-class cultural and educational destination.
A unique landmark
This unique museum is located at Meteor Crater, also called the Barringer Meteor Crater, a National Natural Landmark on the Colorado Plateau. The crater itself, the most well-preserved meteorite impact site in the world, measures almost one mile in diameter and has a circumference of 2.4 miles. It is also over 550 feet deep.
The site was used by NASA Apollo astronauts as they trained, learning how to collect moon rocks, and there is still ongoing training and research taking place there today.
“Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum is an internationally recognized attraction that speaks to the ancient history of our planet, ongoing research, and future discoveries,” says PGAV Vice President Tom Owen.
“Nowhere else on earth can you find such a unique combination of stories involving astronauts, explorers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and Native American cultures. We are thrilled to help Meteor Crater fulfil its potential as a catalyst for Northern Arizona tourism, along with other world-class destinations such as the Grand Canyon, and Lowell Observatory.”
Creating memorable experiences
PGAV Destinations will be working on adding interactive and engaging experiences that will attract both locals and tourists. The company has a reputation for using the power of special settings such as this to make an emotional connection with guests, inviting them to learn something new while enjoying a memorable experience.
Matthew Kent, President and CEO of Meteor Crater Enterprises, says:
“We are an international destination due to the amazing scientific significance of this site. We appeal to diverse audiences because of our rich cultural history, natural austere beauty, and the awe-inspiring evidence of the power of nature’s forces. Each of these facets of the personality of Meteor Crater will be incorporated into new exhibits and programs.”
PGAV Destinations also recently announced that it is creating a new digital media experience for the Missouri Botanical Garden at the new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center.