Get ready to play with the sci-fi technology that’s fascinated audiences for decades when the “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit lands at The Tech Museum of Innovation starting October 19th in San Jose, California. You don’t want to miss out on hanging out with R2-D2, Chewbacca and Yoda!
The event will feature costumes, models and props from all six Star Wars movies, such as the original Yoda puppet, C-3P0, R2-D2 and Chewbacca costumes as well as the lightsabers used by Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other force-wielders. Outside of the dream collection of movie pieces, the show will push attendees to learn real-world lessons from that far away galaxy such as robotics, space travel and mechanical prosthetics.
Another highlight of the Star Wars event includes the "Living on Tatooine" kiosks where users manipulate an augmented reality interface to solve several exciting scenarios such as building a moisture farm similar to the one that Luke Skywalker grew up on and defending a Jawa camp from invaders. Visitors will also get to experience a four and a half minute ride inside of a replica Millennium Falcon while learning about real space flight with narrations from Anthony Daniels, the voice of C-3P0 for all six Star Wars films.
The Tech is a museum devoted to the practical application of innovation, which features many creative exhibits to inspire its guests to apply their own ideas to solve real world problems. Its three floors house a variety of family-friendly educational enrichment, including a domed IMAX theater and interactive displays. C-3P0 and company’s visit to The Tech will be the last and final stop for the “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” tour in its current state, so be sure to grab an advance ticket by clicking here for when the show goes live from October 19th 2013 to February 23rd 2014.
I’m just holding out hope that this event will inspire someone to build a real pilotable version of Sebulba’s podracer. Hybrid-smybrid, podracing is the future!
Sources: StarWars.com, Leithinger.net, TheTech.org