Wiess Hall Dinner Event
Join Our Dinner Party
October 25, 2022
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Wiess Energy Hall
Houston Museum of Natural Science
USAEE and IAEE invite you to attend a dinner party at the unforgettable Wiess Energy Hall, the most technologically advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy in the world.
Visitors enter the expansive 30,000 square feet exhibit — almost the size of a football field — by stepping out of the elevator onto a 21st century offshore drilling rig. Further into the exhibit hall, a replica of a tricone rotary drill bit — fourteen feet in diameter — spins overhead.
Not far away, the Geovator takes visitors on a fantastic voyage plunging down through the museum floors into the earth, then back in time to the Cretaceous period for an attack by hungry pteranodons and a meteor strike.
The energy value chain is brought to life in “Energy City,” a 2,500-square-foot 3D landscape representing Houston, the surrounding coastal waters and the terrain of southeast and central Texas.
The Eagle Ford Shale Experience, a.k.a. the “EFX 3000,” beckons visitors to step aboard for a wild ride out to prime Texas shale oil and gas drilling country and down into the borehole of an oil well, made real with curved projection techniques and mechanical motion effects. Reduced to microscopic size, the craft ventures into the narrow spaces of a hydraulic micro-fracture, surrounded by seemingly massive grains of proppant. Things may get a little dodgy for a bit, but the EFX makes a safe return to the museum!
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