Star Trek: The Exhibition Beams Into Louisville
By StarTrek.com Staff - January 10, 2011
Star Trek: The Exhibition – the traveling, interactive, museum-style collection of Star Trek artifacts and information – is on the move and set to touch down next at the Louisville Science Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Exhibition will run from January 23 to May 22, but it’ll all kick off on January 22 with a fundraising event dubbed “Science with a Twist -- An Evening Aboard the Enterprise” – featuring a special appearance by Voyager’s beloved EMH, Robert Picardo.
Fans who’ve experienced The Exhibition on its previous stops – Philadelphia, Phoenix, Detroit, Hollywood and Riverside, etc. – know what visitors to the Louisville Science Center can expect. Among the highlights: costumes, sets, props and more from the five live-action Trek series and all 11 films, including Star Trek (2009). There’s a Borg head, Dr. Crusher’s uniform, Kirk’s chair, a transporter room, communicators, ship models, a Trek timeline and more. Much more. And, yes, you can sit in Kirk’s chair.
As for the Evening Aboard The Enterprise, it’s designed to give attendees an exclusive first look at The Exhibition while helping the Louisville Science Center live long and prosper. Ticket levels range from $25 to $250 with benefits spanning from entry to The Exhibition, a game of laser tag and an open bar to VIP lounge access, a strolling dinner and showings of the IMAX film Quantum Quest, which features the voices of William Shatner, Chris Pine, Robert Picardo, Gary Graham, Brent Spiner, astronaut Neil Armstrong and familiar names from a galaxy far, far away: James Earl Jones, Mark Hamill and Samuel L. Jackson.
“Fans can get up close and personal with actual objects from the Star Trek TV series and films and can even get a sneak preview of the exhibition by attending Science with a Twist: An Evening Aboard the Enterprise on January 22, one day before we open to the public,” said Danielle Waller, communications manager for the Louisville Science Center. “And we are especially thrilled to be bringing in Robert Picardo for both the special event and for opening day, where he’ll be signing autographs for fans and introducing the Quantum Quest IMAX film.”
Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children 2 to 12, which includes admission to the Science Center’s permanent exhibits. Entrance to the exhibition is every half hour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. daily. The Science Center is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
To purchase tickets, visit www.LouisvilleScience.org or call 800-591-2203.
For more information about An Evening Aboard the Enterprise or to purchase tickets, visit www.LouisvilleScience.org/swat or call 800-591-2203.
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