Training Simulator

The Museum’s Training Simulator provides visitors an opportunity to experience true-to-life situations involving law enforcement officers and citizens that are serious, and require complex decision making. Visitors who participate in the simulator are offered an opportunity to see, think, and act in situations like those officers experience every day.


Through viewing and responding to interactive video segments of typical law enforcement and citizen encounters, participants learn how stress, split-second decision making, and situational assessment guide officer responses. This educational tool provides visitors a better understanding of what law enforcement officers do and describes how and why they do it. This simulation provides visitors the ultimate “walk in the shoes” experience.

Important Facts to Know

Visitors that wish to include the Museum’s training simulator as part of their museum visit must acknowledge the following:

  • Daily Simulator times (Note: Museum will be closed Tuesdays beginning October 7, 2019):
    10:20, 11:00, 1:00, 1:40, 3:00, 3:40, 4:20
  • For individuals visiting the Museum, the training simulator is included with admission, but requires a ticket.
  • Groups of 10 or more need to secure their simulator tickets ahead of their visit. Groups of 9 or less can secure their tickets upon arrival at the Museum.
  • Each training simulator experience is approximately 20 minutes.
  • The training simulator experience can only admit a maximum of 25 participants.
  • The simulator experience is led by a trained law enforcement officer.
  • Visitors between the ages of 12 and 17 that are not part of a group visit or tour must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
  • The training simulator is a virtual experience that guides participants through the process of making split-second decisions. Some scenes contain violence.
  • 1 to 5 participants may be asked to use simulated weapons. Most visitors will observe and ask questions.

If you have questions or concerns, please discuss them with a museum staff member prior to entering the training simulator.

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