“Star Trek has entertained, educated and inspired generations of fans which makes an exhibit exploring Star Trek’s role in advancing science and technology a perfect fit for the Children’s Museum,” said museum CEO and president Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen. “Together, families will undoubtedly reminisce about the past, enjoying the iconic characters and artifacts they’ve loved, while discussing the impact Star Trek has had influencing the future by promoting equality and advancing science and popular culture.”
The exhibit features: original series costumes worn by Captain Kirk, Mister Spock, Lieutenant Commander Uhura and Dr. McCoy; the ship’s navigation console from the original series; Klingon disruptor pistols; Borg cube; ship models used in filming of TV shows and movies; and transporter simulator in which visitors may create a film that shows them being beamed to another location.
The real voice of actor George Takei, aka Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise, narrates a sound and light show in the museum’s Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater. The escape pod used by Captain Kirk in the 2016 movie, Star Trek: Beyond, is featured on a revolving and rising platform in the theater. The museum is at 3000 N. Meridian Street.; info online at: www. childrensmuseum.org.