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Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination

This exhibit is no longer available. Star Wars® Where Science Meets Imagination has concluded its 20 venue, eight-year international tour. More than 3 million visitors worldwide experienced this exhibition. Organized around two themes, "Getting Around" and "Robots and People," it combined costumes and props from all six Star Wars® films with interactive exhibits related to real-world technologies.

About the Exhibit

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Getting Around

Examine Luke Skywalker's original landspeeder from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope on public display for the first time, alongside scale models of X- and Y-wing starfighters. Then, find out how things move without touching the ground in the real world, from models of flying cars to commercial space planes.

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Robots and People

Visitors meet C-3PO and R2-D2 and explore how people relate to the Droids in Star Wars. The exhibition also features real-world robots that navigate and sense the world around them while communicating in increasingly sophisticated ways. These robots include the dinosaur-like Troody and a floor-vacuuming Roomba.

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Millennium Falcon Experience

In a full-size replica of the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, visitors experience a virtual jump to lightspeed. Narrated by Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), this multimedia presentation explores what we know about our own galaxy in a breathtaking journey to the edge of the universe.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®, was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars objects in this exhibition are on loan from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. This exhibition was made possible through the cooperation of Lucasfilm Ltd and is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Exhibit Tour

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2005 – Sunday, April 30, 2006

    Museum of Science, Boston, MA

  • Saturday, June 3, 2006 – Monday, September 4, 2006

    COSI Columbus, OH

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2006 – Monday, January 1, 2007

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR

  • Friday, February 9, 2007 – Sunday, April 29, 2007

    California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Saturday, June 9, 2007 – Monday, September 3, 2007

    Ft. Worth Museum of Nature and Science, Ft. Worth, TX

  • Friday, October 5, 2007 – Sunday, January 6, 2008

    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

  • Saturday, February 9, 2008 – Sunday, May 4, 2008

    The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

  • Friday, June 13, 2008 – Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

  • Thursday, December 11, 2008 – Sunday, April 26, 2009

    The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2009 – Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Scienceworks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010 – Sunday, April 25, 2010

    Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

  • Friday, June 25, 2010 – Monday, September 6, 2010

    U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Thursday, October 21, 2010 – Monday, January 17, 2011

    Lafayette Science Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Saturday, March 19, 2011 – Sunday, May 8, 2011

    Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA

  • Saturday, June 18, 2011 – Sunday, September 18, 2011

    The Health Museum, Houston, TX

  • Friday, November 18, 2011 – Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, CA

  • Saturday, May 26, 2012 – Monday, September 3, 2012

    Exploration Place, Wichita, KS

  • Saturday, October 13, 2012 – Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL

  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 – Monday, September 2, 2013

    Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Sunday, March 23, 2014

    The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

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