Science of Hockey is now open!
The Science of Hockey, created in association with the LA Kings, is one of the most technically advanced sports-themed exhibits in the world. The permanent destination attraction provides science and hockey fans with exclusive access to the sport and the team, while exploring the fascinating math and science behind the game.
DSF designers worked closely with LA Kings representatives and BaAM Productions to create an exhibit that is as interactive, compelling and realistic as possible – a commitment to authenticity.
Visitors can enjoy a replica of the STAPLES Center’s players’ tunnel upon their arrival, as well as the following interactive exhibits and displays:
Science of Hockey Exhibits
Participants in this unique, in-the-game experience don a blocker and glove as goalie to try to stop pucks shot from virtual versions of LA Kings players Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter.
If they choose to turn the tables, and take shots on LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in “You be the Shooter,” they are rewarded with instant speed and accuracy feedback.
Fans can help get an LA Kings player out of the penalty box and back on the ice by correctly answering a series of questions about the math and science behind the sport.
Meanwhile, a display wall of equipment cut in cross-section and a series of videos demonstrate the equipment in action, force and power exchange dynamics, STOP program and safety tips.
NHL hopefuls can use interactive touch screens to design their very own jerseys and then capture and add their own likeness before the highly personalized image is displayed on a large screen.
Intrepid skaters can follow Dustin Brown or LA Kings mascot Bailey around the ice to test their skating ability and speed.
The faster the visitor skates, the faster the on-screen LA Kings player or mascot moves.
Occupying the center of “The Science of Hockey” is a replica Zamboni offering guests the once-in-a-lifetime chance to climb aboard, turn the auger and get the feel of driving this iconic, ice-resurfacing machine.
A scale replica of the STAPLES Center scoreboard overhead provides the perfect photo opp.
LA Kings Story
The culmination of the “The Science of Hockey” experience is the LA Kings Story featuring great moments in LA Kings history, with storytelling supported by compelling, larger-than-life images, artifacts and video.
A photo op will allow fans to picture themselves holding the Stanley Cup.