The traveling collection of Star Trek artifacts known as Star Trek: The Exhibition opens at the St. Louis Science Center this Friday, October 28, for a seven-month stay.
Star Trek: The Exhibition is an interactive exhibit of authentic Star Trek artifacts from the past 45 years that includes props, models, costumes, and more from the various Star Trek television series and feature films. Visitors will also be able to enjoy one-of-a-kind displays including Engineering, Sick Bay, Quark’s Bar, and the bridge of the original Enterprise. You can even sit in Captain Kirk’s chair.
The St. Louis Science Center brings something new to the exhibit that has made appearances this year at the Louisville Science Center in Kentucky and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Star Trek: The Exhibition is so large that not all portions have been included at each stop. Now for the first time fans will be able to experience the full collection thanks to the capacity of the new Boeing Hall, which is able to hold all 12,000 square feet of Star Trek: The Exhibition.
In addition to displaying the props and models, the St. Louis Science Center will be providing an educational element by tying Star Trek into practical real-world science lessons, including lectures from visiting scientists and professors.
Star Trek: The Exhibition will be running at the St. Louis Science Center from Friday, October 28, 2011, through Monday, May 28, 2012.
Ticket prices depend on whether you are a Member of non-member of the Center. For Members tickets are $8.75 for adults, $7.75 for seniors, and $6.75 for childen ages 5-12. For non-members tickets are $17.50 for adults, $15.50 for seniors, and $13.50 for children ages 5-12.
For more information visit the St. Louis Science Center website at slsc.org, and soon the dedicated Star Trek site at boldlygoexplore.org.