July 16 2024

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Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Exhibit

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A new exhibit at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be of interest to Star Trek fans.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds will open on February 2, and will run through April 7.

“Discover Star Trek all over again! This immersive exhibit will showcase Star Trek‘s impact on culture, society, art, technology, fashion, and more through [over a hundred] rare artifacts, set pieces, and props from the original series, its spinoffs, and the films!”

Included will be a replica of Captain Kirk’s command chair, the navigation console from the original series USS Enterprise bridge, a booth where fans can “record their own version of the memorable KHAAAN! scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” a transporter simulator, rare costumes, models and props.

The costumes include Spock’s tunic, Lt. Uhura’s dress, Khan’s open-chest tunic, Picard’s costume, a Borg costume, and more.

The models and props include the Enterprise filming model from The Next Generation, LaForge’s VISOR, a Borg cub, a tricorder, tribbles and more!

Fans can also “see the actual escape pod movie prop used in the 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond. Discover how the Star Trek communicator of the 1960s ended up as the inspiration for the cell phones of today! This multimedia experience shows how popular science fiction has inspired and shaped scientific and technological advancements. Featured in the Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater, The Future is Here — How Sci-fi Becomes Reality showcases artifacts from a variety of popular sci-fi films and shows how science fiction enthusiasts or fans of today become the futuristic designers of tomorrow!

“The original Sulu himself, George Takei, will be the voice of the multimedia experience The Future is Here — How Sci-fi Becomes Reality, filmed exclusively for The Children’s Museum!”

To learn more, head to the link located here.

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