Event Overview

Join us for Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination in the Indiana State Museum at White River State Park!

Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination at the Indiana State Museum May through September 2013 … Traveling exhibit making one of its final two appearances.

UPDATE:  Wednesday (August 14th) and Thursday (August 15th) the Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition will remain open until 8 PM!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Imagine a world with humanoid automatons translating languages, landspeeders whizzing down the highway and X-wing starfighters protecting the skies.  Could these technologies, limited only to the fantasy worlds of Star Wars® actually become a reality?

The Indiana State Museum will explore these futuristic technologies as it welcomes Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, opening May 25, 2013 and running through September 2, 2013.

The exhibit explores the Star Wars® films, the real science behind them, and the research that may someday lead to real-life versions of the technologies seen in the films.  The exhibit also features props and costumes from all six Star Wars® films.

Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose® Corporation, is the largest traveling exhibition in the history of the Indiana State Museum and includes a full-sized replica of the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon from Episode IV, providing a “jump to lightspeed” experience for small groups of visitors at a time.

“The exhibit will be fun and educational for many generations of Indiana State Museum visitors to experience the technology and robotics that can apply to the real world,” said Traci Cromwell, Director of Collections.

“We are excited to offer this amazing exhibit to all Star Wars® fans.”

Tickets went on sale August 1, 2012 including gift certificates for holiday purchases.  Local sponsors will be announced at a later date.

The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.  It is Indiana’s museum for science and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn, and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world.  Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials, and sculpture.

Visit our website at http://indianamuseum.org and blog at http://indianastatemuseum.wordpress.com for more INformation.

Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose® Corporation, was developed by the Museum of Science Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars® objects in this exhibition are on loan from the Archives of Lucasfilm Ltd.

The exhibition is made possible through the cooperation of Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucasfilm Star Wars®, and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

This material is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Event locations in the Park include:  Indiana State Museum at White River State Park.

Check-in and visit http://indianamuseum.org for more information.

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