Aliens are returning to Myrtle Beach for the 2014 summer tourist season. Little green men and other shapes and colors are the stars of UFO Experience, an interactive attraction complete with an alien abduction simulation and the chance to play laser tag with the beings from outer space.
UFO Experience returns to the Broadway at the Beach activity complex after successful close encounters with visitors in 2013. Until now, Myrtle Beach has been best known for its golf courses and beautiful coastline. But it is is no stranger to UFO encounters, with 44 sightings reported there in 2013 alone. So it’s an ideal spot for a museum showcasing the facts and myths about alien life and UFOs, including Hollywood versions of creatures from outer space who are able to phone home.
Since Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly destination, with boardwalk rides and other attractions for kids, UFO Experience is designed to be entertaining and informative without scaring the kids.
Museum galleries include:
- Alien Hunter: a laser tag-style shooting gallery
- Electromagnetic Propelled UFOs: a propulsion exhibit where UFOs are controlled by magnets and visitors
- Alien Gods: a guide to ancient history of aliens
- Speak to Aliens: send messages to outer space
- Alien Specimens: new life forms have been recovered and are on display
- Speaker Series: featuring UFOlogists
UFO Experience is open Thurs. – Sat. from April 3 to May 30, and daily after that through Sept. 21. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for kids.
The largest and most famous UFO museum in the United States is the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.