Over the summer Star Trek The Tour (which opened and closed in Long Beach in the Spring), was re-born as Star Trek The Exhibition with the first stop opened in San Diego in June. At the time we reported that there would actually be two concurrent exhibitions going and now the second one has been announced, kicking off in Phoenix, Arizona in November.
Risking like a Phoenix…in Phoenix
Star Trek The Exhibition is a 12,500 sq. foot touring interactive exhibit which brings the world of Star Trek into museums, covering the history of franchise from all 5 Trek TV shows and 10 feature films. While the first ‘engagement’ remains open in San Diego, the second engagement of Star Trek The Exhibition is now being installed at the Arizona Science Center and will to the public on November 16th (and will remain open for a few months).
Features of the Arizona Exhibition include:
- Re-creation of the USS Enterprise D bridge from Star Trek The Next Generation, allowing you to take home a picture of yourself in the captain’s chair
- Recreations of TNG era transporter room, where you can get ‘beamed down’ (and get a picture)
- Two motion simulator rides (featuring voice acting of Michael Dorn)
- Green screen room where you can ‘Star with the original cast’ in a scene from and take home a DVD of their cameo to share with family and friends
- Dozens of original props, costumes, and models from all five Trek series and the feature films
TrekMovie will provide an update later with more details on what original props, costumes and models will be on display. In comparing what was on display at ‘The Tour’ in Long Beach and what is now at the San Diego Exhibition, there is certainly plenty of stuff left to choose from.
Tickets for the Phoenix engagement of Star Trek The Exhibition go on sale Saturday, November 1st for Phoenix Science Center members and Saturday, November 8th for the public at azscience.org and the Admissions Counter at Arizona Science Center.
San Diego exhibit still going
The first engagement of Star Trek The Exhibition in San Diego has been a big success for the San Diego Air and Space Museum which has seen over 60,000 visitors since the exhibit opened in late June (which is double the regular attendance). That exhibit will remain open until January of 2009. Visit startrektickets.com for more info on the SD Star Trek Exhibition.
After closing down in San Diego, this engagement of The Exhibition will move on to another museum, which has not yet been identified.