Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

Opened on May 21, 2016 at MoPOP

  1. At the heart of the exhibition is the bridge, containing numerous set pieces from the original Star Trek series including Captain Kirk’s command chair, the helm and navigation control panel, and original crew costumes. From there, visitors venture forth to explore strange, new worlds.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. At the heart of the exhibition is the bridge, containing numerous set pieces from the original Star Trek series including Captain Kirk’s command chair, the helm and navigation control panel, and original crew costumes. From there, visitors venture forth to explore strange, new worlds.

    Photo by Brady Harvey

  3. The modular, non-linear exhibition can be arranged to fit a variety of spaces. Freestanding scenic rock formations surround the casework to create a sense of otherworldliness. Starship models can be hung, if ceiling height allows, or shown in cases.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  4. The modular, non-linear exhibition can be arranged to fit a variety of spaces. Freestanding scenic rock formations surround the casework to create a sense of otherworldliness. Starship models can be hung, if ceiling height allows, or shown in cases.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  5. Unlike any other television show, Star Trek inspires scientists, engineers, and artists. It generates passion and creativity. This section of the exhibition explores how that passion plays out in the arts, society and the sciences.

    Photo by Brady Harvey

  6. Unlike any other television show, Star Trek inspires scientists, engineers, and artists. It generates passion and creativity. This section of the exhibition explores how that passion plays out in the arts, society and the sciences.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds is a fully immersive exhibition that showcases Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, society, arts, sports, technology, and fashion.

EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Set pieces from Star Trek: The Original Series including Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation control panel
  • More than 100 props and artifacts from the five Star Trek television series and many of the films including original series tricorder, communicator, and phaser; a Borg cube, Klingon disruptor pistol, tribbles, and more
  • Rare costumes including Spock’s tunic worn by Leonard Nimoy, Lt. Uhura’s (Nichelle Nichols) dress, Khan garments past and present including the tunic worn by Ricardo Montalban and the costume worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2013 re-boot, Captain Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) costume, a Borg costume, the alien Gorn, and more
  • KHAAAAN! video booth where visitors can recreate the memorable scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Filming models of the spaceships Enterprise, Excelsior, Phoenix, and the Deep Space Nine space station
  • Showcase of Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, society, arts, sports, technology, and fashion that includes a prototype of a real medical tricorder, Star Trek-themed beer, Red Sox “Star Trek Night” foam finger in the shape of the Vulcan salute, a “Picardigan” sweater, a listening station with songs by Star Trek tribute bands, USPS stamps featuring the USS Enterprise, and much more

EXHIBIT ELEMENTS

ARTIFACTS

  • 22 Costumes with mannequins
  • Props
  • Scripts/production documents/storyboards
  • Sketches
  • Models

FILMS

  • Five interpretive films
  • Interviews with creators, actors and experts
  • Behind-the-scenes footage

Casework, Graphics and AV equipment are included in the exhibition.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Families
  • Kids 8 and up
  • Star Trek and science fiction fans

Venue: 5,000-7,000 square feet; approx. 16 weeks

Availability: January 2018 through October 2019

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Marketing and promotional templates
  • Educational materials (Exhibit Guide & Workshops)
  • Audio tour (Museums provide delivery system)
  • Large print guide

 

CONTACT

Mark Latz Senior Manager, Exhibit Services | 206-262-3130
MarkL@MoPOP.org
Museum of POP Culture (formerly EMP Museum)

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