STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION to Open at The Franklin in Philadelphia on May 16
Interactive Exhibition Showcases the Star Trek Legacy, 40 Years in the Making
“Star Trek is undoubtedly one of science fiction’s most celebrated creations,” said Dr.
STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION fully immerses visitors into the legendary television and movie adventures that have become synonymous with innovation and ingenuity. Quantum teleportation, distances and speed in space travel, inertia, rocket propulsion, relativity, technology and astronomy are just a few of the scientific principles and theories demonstrated throughout the Exhibition.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION:
Bridge of the Starship Enterprise D – A detailed recreation of the bridge from the U.S.S. Enterprise as featured in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. The bridge set has influenced real-world design, including NASA’s mission control room in
Sickbay and Engineering Room - Instantly recognizable to fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Engineering Room was the province of
Geordi La Forge, who was responsible for the ship’s powerful warp engines. The ship’s Sickbay was the setting for many of the show’s most important scenes, where Dr. Beverly Crusherserved as the ship’s Chief Medical Officer. Star Trek’s propulsion systems and healing techniques give us insight into today’s rocket technologies and medical science.
Infinite Diversity Gallery – Star Trek’s writers have always been true to creator
Gene Roddenberry’svision of a universe without prejudice where men and women of all races work as equals dedicated to one mission. The incredible range of life in the galaxy–as seen through the imaginative eyes of Star Trek’s writers and artists–is represented in the Infinite Diversity Gallery. Visitors can examine the award-winning design and craftsmanship in some of Star Trek’s most amazing alien creatures, including Klingons, Cardassians, Shapeshifters and the Borg. This gallery examines the breadth of the universe, as well as current scientific programs to better understand it.
- The History of the Future Gallery – The History of the Future features a timeline of the entire Star Trek saga and places each series and film into its historical perspective from the present-day International Space Station and NASA’s return to the Moon through the future voyages of captains Archer, Kirk, Picard, Sisko, and Janeway.
- Simulator Experience – A thrill ride in a Federation shuttle craft honing in on the future’s greatest menace–the Borg.
TECHNOLOGY AND STAR TREK
Star Trek’s hand props represent a wide variety of design styles and embody an amazing array of technologies–both real and imagined.
- Communicators and tricorders inspired generations of telecommunication devices.
- Starfleet medical equipment was the forerunner for much of the technology used in hospitals today.
Geordi La Forge’sVISOR gave a man born blind the ability to “see” much of the electromagnetic spectrum – radio waves, infrared, and ultraviolet.
- Phasers have given rise to a generation of research and weapons that do not use deadly force.
Above all, STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION celebrates creativity, imagination and courage. Every Star Trek series is replete with exploration and explorers – men and women who go beyond fear and perceived boundaries to find and connect with new worlds. But for every Kirk, there is an
STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION ticket pricing at The Franklin follows:
$23.75(Daytime); $12.00(After 5pm: Thursday – Sunday only)
$22.75(Daytime); $11.00(After 5pm: Thursday – Sunday only)
- Children ages 4-11:
$15.50(Daytime); $9.50(After 5pm: Thursday – Sunday only)
Tickets are timed and dated, and include general admission to The Franklin with a Fels Planetarium show. A special “Shuttlepod Simulator” experience is an additional
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