Through April 7 – Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

The Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St.

For more than 50 years, Star Trek has inspired millions of people around the world with its themes of optimism, equality, diversity, and heroism. Whether you are a longtime fan or new to the Star Trek universe, exploring the toys and scale models in this new exhibit in the American POP gallery lets you discover the reasons Star Trek has left its mark on modern popular culture and continues to have such enduring appeal.

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. Listen to the stories of real people whose lives have been forever touched by the franchise, influencing choices in hobbies, careers, and more. 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 of today become the futuristic designers of tomorrow!

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