21 September 2012
Posted in Press and Media
Return To A Galaxy Far, Far Away When Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination Premieres at the Orlando Science Center
Out-of-this-World Exhibit Debuts at the Orlando Science Center
Saturday, October 13
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2012) – Could humanoid robots and vehicles that hover above ground, once limited only to the fantasy worlds of Star Wars, become a reality? Find out beginning Saturday, Oct. 13 when the Orlando Science Center premieres an innovative exhibition, Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination! Get up close with C-3PO, build a Droid and learn what it might take to live on the planet Tatooine as you explore the connection between the science of the Star Wars universe and that of the real world. The exhibit will be on display until Sunday, April 7.
Developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. and presented by Bose Corporation©, the 10,000 square-foot exhibit explores the fantasy technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, as well as the real science behind them, and the current research that may someday lead to real-life versions of the technologies seen in the film series.
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is the first exhibition to display costumes and props from all six Star Wars films with real-world technologies. The exhibit includes extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers, and hands-on components, including two large Engineering Design Labs, where visitors can build and test their own speeders and robots.
Orlando Science Center President and CEO JoAnn Newman said, “The Science Center has a history of using pop culture icons to engage the public in science exploration so we are thrilled to be hosting this phenomenal exhibit in Fall 2012. Our goal with Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is to give visitors an opportunity to experience these amazing innovations first-hand. We also hope this exhibit will inspire future scientists and engineers.”
Star Wars creator George Lucas remarks on the collaboration with the Museum of Science, Boston, “I'm happy that Star Wars can help to educate people about technology in an entertaining way. Technological innovation and filmmaking have a lot in common; they both begin with imagination and creativity.”
Admission to Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is $27 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 3-11). Tickets include access to Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination and all four floors of exhibits, giant screen films and live presentations. Science Center members see Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination for $12 for adults and $9 for youth.
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation, was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0307875. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.