CELL (Terrorism Museum and Learning Center)

 Being interested in terrorism, a by-product of having your city attacked, I was intrigued when I saw the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) in the museum area of Denver.  Thecell.org

Their description is “The only one of its kind, The CELL’s exhibit is a dynamic, interactive experience with content developed by world-renowned experts that provides visitors with an in-depth understanding of the history of terrorism, the methods terrorists employ and the extent to which terrorism impacts societies around the world.”

I think it’s a perfect description.

The lab is self-guided and is very natural the way it is set up.  None of that guessing about where to go or what to do that you sometimes end up doing at a museum or exhibit.  It’s high tech, educational and powerful.

You start with some history of terrorism, and then move into some of the tools of the trade.  I now know what an RPG looks like. After that they lab moves into the area of who might be a terrorist and signs to look for in terrorist activity and of course the best way to report it.

The exhibit is suggested for 14 and over.  However, I would caution that you have to know that 14-year-old child.  I wouldn’t suggest it for my own 14-year-old nephew. Some exhibits are just a little too violent or real and may be too much for them.

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