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.

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About the Exhibit

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.

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.

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Exhibit Sponsorship

Exhibit Tour

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2005Sunday, April 30, 2006
    Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • Saturday, June 3, 2006Monday, September 4, 2006
    COSI Columbus, OH
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2006Monday, January 1, 2007
    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR
  • Friday, February 9, 2007Sunday, April 29, 2007
    California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Saturday, June 9, 2007Monday, September 3, 2007
    Ft. Worth Museum of Nature and Science, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Friday, October 5, 2007Sunday, January 6, 2008
    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
  • Saturday, February 9, 2008Sunday, May 4, 2008
    The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Friday, June 13, 2008Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Thursday, December 11, 2008Sunday, April 26, 2009
    The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2009Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Scienceworks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010Sunday, April 25, 2010
    Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Friday, June 25, 2010Monday, September 6, 2010
    U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Thursday, October 21, 2010Monday, January 17, 2011
    Lafayette Science Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Saturday, March 19, 2011Sunday, May 8, 2011
    Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
  • Saturday, June 18, 2011Sunday, September 18, 2011
    The Health Museum, Houston, TX
  • Friday, November 18, 2011Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, CA
  • Saturday, May 26, 2012Monday, September 3, 2012
    Exploration Place, Wichita, KS
  • Saturday, October 13, 2012Sunday, April 7, 2013
    Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL
  • Saturday, May 25, 2013Monday, September 2, 2013
    Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, October 19, 2013Sunday, March 23, 2014
    The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

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Photo TM & © 2013 LFL

Photo TM & © 2013 LFL

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