"You know, I keep telling everybody they should move on and grow. Some do. But not us."
If you remember this dialogue from Captain Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, then you have clearly not moved on — and we have exciting news for you!
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., an interactive, immersive exhibit, will officially open tomorrow, Friday, March 3 at the Amazing Brentwood for Marvel buffs of all ages to enjoy.
At the experience, expect to undergo training to become a member of the superhero team's S.T.A.T.I.O.N. as they prepare for another threat.
Walk through those doors as a recruit, let Maria Hill brief you through your training and enter the Marvel world — learning the history, science, engineering, genetics and profiles of your favourite Avengers.
“Beyond the black walls, there are no movies, no characters — you are part of the [Avengers'] world,” Mark Fraser-Davidson, the director of exhibit operations at Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. says.
The exhibit is organized by Paquin Entertainment group, which also brought Beyond King Tut and Beyond Van Gogh immersive experiences to Vancouver. The Avengers experience lasts from 60 to 90 minutes for participants as they walk through props and costumes of their favourite Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) heroes and indulge in augmented reality exercises to see whether they are worthy of being the next Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agent.
Find out your aptitude for wielding Thor’s mighty hammer or test Cap’s shield or jump on Bucky’s motorcycle in the cryogenic training chamber at the exhibit, which will be open from March 3 to May 28.
Guests can dress as their favourite superheroes, and can attend a cosplay meetup at the exhibit on Sunday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Once you complete your training, get yourself some Marvel merchandise from the gift shop, including a special Roots collaboration letterman jacket, which has an outer leather look and a comic strip an Avenger’s comic story sewn in silk underneath.
Marvel Avengers exhibit in Burnaby
When: March 3 to May 28, 2023
- Monday to Wednesday and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Final entry one hour before close
Where: The Amazing Brentwood (4567 Lougheed Hwy.)
Cost: Tickets start at $29 for those over the age of 16, and $23 for kids aged three to 16, and free for infants under three.
The VIP tickets starting at $69 will include the flexibility to arrive up to two hours before or after the time shown on your ticket (subject to exhibit opening hours), priority entry to the exhibit, a personalized VIP laminate lanyard, an exclusive Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. poster, and one green screen photo.