Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction

Take an intergalactic journey as you explore a showcase of iconic sci-fi artifacts.

  1. This Martian-native is one of the many otherworldly creatures found inside the gallery, where visitors can explore a vast network of planets through self-guided tours—or boldly venture out on their own deep-space expedition.

    Pictured: Alien stop-motion animation figure from Mars Attacks! (1996).

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. The mysterious ship’s treasure trove of artifacts is sure to delight even the pickiest space traveler, including items from Blade Runner, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, The Fifth Element, Dune, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 2, and many others.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  3. Pilot your own expedition in this interactive scout ship, discover new worlds, and commemorate your journey with a spacey photo from inside the cockpit!

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

Step inside a gigantic, mysterious alien spacecraft. Within, it contains a treasure trove of objects, images, and information from hundreds, possibly thousands of other worlds from the farthest reaches of the universe. Now this fully-automated ship—a traveler, documenter, and collector of artifacts—has come to Earth and invited us to come aboard.

Packed with more than 150 artifacts from iconic films and television shows, Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction invites you to experience the incredible range of storytelling found in science fiction: from Star Trek to H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, from big-budget Men in Black to the Philip K. Dick-inspired Blade Runner to the recent Battlestar Galactica series.

As you step aboard this enigmatic spacecraft, discover how science fiction allows us to break away from the confines of the tangible world with unlimited imagination, boldness, and creativity. Experience the power it has to transform, motivate, and educate. And glimpse at the spectacular places born from intellect, wonder, and an unbound appreciation for the human species encountering change.

Within a dynamic and immersive space, this interactive spacecraft will encourage visitors to embark on their own space adventure, discover new alien civilizations, scout for new worlds to explore from the ship’s cockpit, and investigate numerous alternate universes. What secrets will you unearth?

Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction is included with museum admission and is free for MoPOP members.

This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.