STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION Opens at The Franklin Saturday May 16

May 13, 2009

Interactive Exhibition at The Franklin together with the hit feature film, ‘Star Trek: the IMAX Experience’

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION will make its east coast debut Saturday, May 16 in the Mandell Center at The Franklin and run through September 20. The 12,500 square foot interactive exhibition contains the world’s most comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek ships, costumes and props from over 40 years of Star Trek.

Beginning Saturday, May 16 through June 18, and only at The Franklin, fans will have the opportunity to see both the Exhibition as well as the hit feature film, “Star Trek: The IMAX Experience”. The Exhibition will include authentic costumes and props from the newly released Star Trek feature film including the Enterprise uniforms of Spock, Pike, Scotty, Chekov, Uhura, McCoy, Sulu and Nero — Kirk’s black shirt — as well as the actual phasers, communicators and tricorders used in the filming of the movie. To help kick-off the opening of the Exhibition, members of the Philadelphia based Star Trek fan group USS Sovereign will be at The Franklin this Saturday (9am-2pm) and select weekends to welcome visitors, entertain crowds and take photos!

Produced by Premier Exhibitions, Inc. and licensed from CBS Consumer Products, STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION enables visitors to connect with iconic Star Trek moments and characters while celebrating the creative spirit of science fiction that gave rise to many of today’s modern marvels. The Exhibition fully immerses visitors in 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.

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 Armstrong; for every Scotty, there is an Einstein; for every Janeway, there is a Pasteur. The Exhibition brings Star Trek’s characters to life and reminds us of the real life scientists and explorers in our midst.


STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION ticket pricing at The Franklin follows:

Single Tickets

  • Adults: $23.75 (Daytime); $12.00 (After 5pm: Thursday – Sunday only)
  • Seniors: $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 $6.00. Admission is Monday through Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For information

on purchasing tickets, please call 1.877.TFI.TIXS or visit www.fi.edu. Information on tickets for groups of 15 or more is available at 1.800.285.0684.

About Premier Exhibitions, Inc.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRXI) located in Atlanta, GA is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier Exhibitions is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment. The Company’s exhibitions present unique opportunities to experience compelling stories using authentic objects and artifacts in diverse environments. Exhibitions are presented in museums, exhibition centers and other entertainment venues. The company produces Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES…The Exhibition, BODIES REVEALED, Titanic Science, Titanic Aquatic, and Dialog in the Dark. More information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at www.prxi.com.

About The Franklin

Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. It is dedicated to creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. For more information, please visit www.fi.edu.

SOURCE Franklin Institute

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