Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

Fifty years of inspiring us to explore the final frontier and beyond.

  1. The bridge where Captain Kirk (William Shatner) commanded the U.S.S. Enterprise from the television series Star Trek: The Original Series.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. Creator Gene Roddenberry aimed to break barriers through The Original Series, using science fiction as a mode to make political and social commentary, like in the statement-making 1968 episode, "Plato's Stepchildren," in which Uhura and Captain Kirk kiss. The episode is popularly cited as the first example of a scripted interracial kiss on U.S. television.

    Visit the exhibit to see Lt. Uhura's duty uniform from the television series in person, plus costumes from Spock, Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, and more.

    Photo courtesy CBS Consumer Products.

  3. If deemed worthy by the Collective, you too can be assimilated by the Borg in this fun photo op inside the gallery.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  4. Set phasers to stun! Though Star Trek posed a vision of the far future, its future-world technology has inspired many of our real-world devices such as tablet computers, cell phones, and even virtual reality software.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

As part of the franchise’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds presents the phenomenon, its enduring impact on our culture, and how Star Trek has inspired people to imagine, explore, and create.

Discover the beloved series all over again in this fully immersive exhibit, featuring more than 100 artifacts and props from the five Star Trek television series, spin-offs, and films, including set pieces from the original series like Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation console (on display for the first time to the public); Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and McCoy original series costumes; and the 6-foot U.S.S. Enterprise filming model from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds is included with museum admission and is free for MoPOP members.

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