Rovio Entertainment and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have teamed up to launch the first interactive Angry Birds attraction in the U.S.
The 4,485-square-foot Angry Birds Space Encounter attraction opened Friday in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The collaboration between NASA and Rovio began when the two organizations partnered to create the app game “Angry Birds Space” in 2012.
Designed to bring to live the space adventures of the Angry Birds, Angry Birds Space Encounter features a real life slingshot, maze, laser obstacle course, live “Angry Birds Space” tournaments, photo opportunities and a range of merchandise.
"Angry Birds Space Encounter is both a fun and educational experience," says Bill Moore, chief operating officer, Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts, which operates the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for NASA. "Concepts of human space exploration are incorporated into Angry Birds Space Encounter, reflecting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's ongoing mission to encourage young people in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of study. Kids will love interacting with their favorite Angry Birds Space characters, while parents will appreciate that their children are enjoying the learning experience."