Star Trek The Exhibition is a travelling showcase of sets, costumes, props, and all sorts of goodies from all the Star Trek movies (including the new one) and TV shows! But don’t let me ruin it for you – here’s what the official site says:
Now, you have a chance to experience Star Trek as never before. Not as cinema or TV, not as a convention, but hands-on, live, up-close and in-person. You can explore the worlds, the wisdom, the science, the stories, the cultures, characters, fashions and the fantasies of the Star Trek universe.
Star Trek the Exhibition is the largest collection of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. A truly impressive array of exhibits featuring sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and eleven Star Trek feature films, including the new blockbuster film currently in theaters. Together these components offer Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science fiction franchise in history.
Star Trek the Exhibition is the ultimate experience for fans and first-timers. It is like having your own personal “holodeck” to place you inside the excitement, drama and imagination of Star Trek. Come aboard the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, sit in the Captain’s chair, see the actual props and costumes used in the TV series’ and films, and enjoy one-of-a-kind displays, interactive kiosks, rare photo opportunities and unique adventures. Excite your kids. Inspire your spouse. Reconnect with your own spirit of adventure. Boldly go.
Right now, and until September, The Exhibition is at both Detroit’s Science Center and Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute. Not sure how that works…still, if it can be in two places at once, I guess it has the ability to hit more cities. Check out more info, including pics, ticket information, and how to request it come to your city, at the official site! Check out the NY Times review of the exhibit here. And check out what Aron had to say about it here WAY back in 2007, when it was known as Star Trek The Tour!