There are many different types of simulators that can be interesting to use in research communication contexts. Many visitors will not have tried a simulator before. The challenge may, however, be finding equipment to borrow and transporting it to an appropriate location. Examples include navigation and flight simulators.
Target group: Suitable for young people, but adults usually appreciate simulators as well.
Preparations: Appoint someone who can run the activity. Decide on a venue and format. Organise one or more suitable simulators. Market the activity. Transport the simulator to an appropriate location.
Challenges: Finding a simulator and transporting it to an appropriate location.
Benefits: Usually attracts many visitors. Easy to start a conversation on research related to the activity being simulated and about simulator development.