Tickets Go On Sale For Star Trek: The Exhibition in Louisville, KY – Opening in January

In January Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling exhibit of Star Trek props and replicas, heads east to the Louisville Science Center in Kentucky. Tickets went on sale today, more details and links below.



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Tickets now on sale for Star Trek: The Exhibition

Louisville, Ky. (December 1, 2010) – Tickets go on sale today for Star Trek: The Exhibition, locally presented by AT&T. The exhibition features sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films, including the newest blockbuster film. The exhibition opens January 23, 2011.

Visitors can sit in Captain Kirk’s chair from the Enterprise, featured in Star Trek: The Original Series. The object-based exhibition is divided into topic galleries emphasizing themes of science that the creators of Star Trek explored on screen. Themes include:

  • Exploration, presenting a timeline of the Star Trek story, and including original models, costumes and props.
  • Health Innovation, featuring a reproduced Starfleet medical center from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with patient beds, medical equipment, props and costumes used by actors on the shows. Authentic objects from Star Trek on display include Crusher’s Costume (from Star Trek: The Next Generation), Tri-Corder (used to scout unfamiliar areas and record technical data) and HypoSpray (Star Trek’s fictional version of today’s jet injector, a medical injecting syringe using a high-pressure narrow jet of injection liquid instead of a hypodermic needle to reduce the pain).
  • Communication, featuring a reproduction of the Transporter Room that can be explored and stood upon.
    Actual objects from Star Trek include the Communicator, a hand-held communication device and later
    the Cornbadge; the Earpiece often used on the bridge; and costumes.
  • Space Travel, featuring actual set pieces from Star Trek: The Next Generation and authentic Star Trek
    artifacts including costumes and Federation, Vulcan and Klingon ship models.

Star Trek: The Exhibition headed to Louisville, KY

WHAT: Star Trek: The Exhibition

WHEN: January 23 – May 22, 2011 Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: Louisville Science Center, 727 West Main Street

TICKETS: On sale beginning December 1, 2010, online at or by calling (502) 561- 6100, ext. 6111. Tickets may also be purchased on-site during regular business hours.

Gallery Pass, which includes the Science Center’s permanent exhibits and Star Trek: The Exhibition: $18 for adults 13 and up, $14 for children 2 to 12 Entrance to the Exhibition is every half hour, starting at 9:30 a.m. daily.

Special pricing for Science Center members, groups and schools.

VOLUNTEERS: For information, visit or call (502) 560-7143.

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Star Trek: The Exhibition open now in Spain, Sacramento & Riverside

There are currently three engagements of Star Trek: The Exhibition around the world. Here are links to the museums:

If you want to see Star Trek The Exhibition come to your home town, then fill out the Notify My Museum form at the official Exhibition site.

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See, It can move eastward.

Please enjoy the show those who reside back east as it is worth seeing.

Kentucky getting close to my area. I would love to see the exhabition come to aAtlanta.

Riverside, Iowa next? SOMEWHERE in the midwest at least…

I only live 4 hours away, so I’m definitely checking this out.

Wow. It’s left California. Finally. Al sarcasm aside, I attended opening day in San Diego back in 2008 when I happen to be on vacation in southern California and it was great. My sons and I met and talked with the Okudas for about 20 minutes – wonderful people with a true love of all things Trek. But there has been talk all along of it travelling across the country. Let’s hope this is the beginning of that trek so others may enjoy it, too. Lloking forward to it arriving in Chicago, but I may grab the boys and take them on a road trip to Kentucky…

Thank god something Trek related has finally come to Kentucky! Does anyone who has seen this think it is worth it?

Cornbadge? lmao

I had a blast at the Detroit one in ’09, and it didn’t have the Sickbay. (We had Picard’s quarters.)

If I had it to do over again, though, I’d go alone. I wanted to spend a whole lot more time looking than my companions.


Well, I will be in Riverside, CA in 2 weeks and will try to see it at the Metropolitan. Ought to be good!

#7 – you beat me to it. I thought my flat screen was finally going kaput. ‘Cornbadge’?!? ROTFLMAO

This is only 90 minutes from me! We (my fiancee and I )don’t even have to leave Kentucky to see it. Looking forward to this. If there is enough time, maybe we can go to the JB Speed Art Museum while we’re there.

may be worth it, but looks like the stuff that didnt sale at the kristies auction

Stuff didn’t sell at the Kristies auction?

Wishes it was Star Trek the Experience news though…. How long has it been since we heard anything on that. I wish CBS hadn’t gone with the Neocropolis owner now, got a feeling that he alone is killing things….


I’ll be there! I think I can handle the 50 min. drive.

This will violate the California Prime Directive…i.e. that all Star Trek exhibitions are to be held only within California. :-)

3 places in the world….2 in one state in one country. Something just not right about that. At least Kentucky is closer by a few hours.

This should be awesome as it is only 2 hours from me. In answer to 11 the jb speed art museum is worth it too I would recomend making a weekend of it sometime. Too much to take in all in one day me and my hubby tried to do the jb speed art museum, louisville slugger museum, muhammad ali center and museum all in 1 day and were exhausted. We should have stayed with my friend for the weekend and divided it up a bit. As for the exhibition I have been looking for it for some time to be near me and will be happy as a tribble to go.

Re: 13 James in Ohio

The reason you have not heard anything new about the Star Trek: Experience re-opening is there is NOTHING new to report. According to Mr. John Van Citters of CBS VP Star Trek Licencing “it is still in development” CBS Is still 100% committed to bringing it back to Las Vegas when the economy recovers here. I asked him this exact question back in August when he was here for our annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.

As Captain of the USS Las Vegas I keep my hailing frequencies open for any news or buzz regarding the new Experience. Sadly, there is just nothing new to report. As Las Vegas’s economy is one of the worst in the USA, I would bet we will not see anything new on the Experience front for several more years at least. Just my personal opinion mind you.

Whoever did the taxidermy job on Neelix did a pretty fair job.

Let’s get this exhibit to ATLANTA!

I took the family to see the Exhibit in Detroit and it was a joy to see my youngest son (who has diabetes) get so excited at the chance to sit in Captain Kirk’s chair on the Enterprise bridge!

My only disappointment is not being able to take my own photographs (we were allowed a few years back when Star Trek Federation Science made the rounds with several artifacts from the shows). And if we wanted pictures we had to pay some rank amateurs (employees or volunteers from the museum) to take pictures at astronomical prices–must have been Ferengis! :)

I went to the Web site for the Exhibit also and it doesn’t appear to have much info added since 2009 except for where it has been and what is current in the United States–didn’t even beat TrekMovie to the punch in announcing the Louisville exhibition! CBS just doesn’t seem to be putting a lot of effort into communicating about any of its Trek holdings these days–even has been rather lackluster since the layoffs. Thanks, TrekMovie for keeping the data stream flowing!!

Last time I checked Louisville, KY, passes for midwest. :) I’ll be there for sure.

We’re exploring some hotel packages, so we’ll keep you all posted when we get that info. Our exhibit is completely customized for our venue, so this experience will be different than any other Trek exhibit you’ve seen! More details to come….we’ll keep sending info your way as we get closer. We look forward to seeing all of you in Louisville!

@20 “Whoever did the taxidermy job on Neelix did a pretty fair job.”

Ha ha!!! Hilarious! I thought the same thing. Pretty morbid, really, but a fitting end.

No Bridge set in Louisville though. They don’t have the exhibit space.

No bridge. No Go!

Dude, I’d love to see this come to Houston sometime! :D

I congratulate you!, This blog is great.

@23–Hey, Danielle, a real coup would be to get the Shat to stop in from time to time when he is over at his horse ranch in Lexington! :)

Not sure how Kentucky qualifies geographically. Its not usually considered midwest, but it is right on the Ohio River and right across from Indiana which IS a midwestern state. Louisville is a 2 hour drive from Indianapolis, Nashville, TN and Cincinnati, OH. Probably 3-4 hours from St Louis.

And yes, Shat hangs out in Lexington which is about an hour east of Louisville.

Yeah this is the one i’ve been looking forward to, taking my vacation that week and heading over there!

I hope this comes to Dallas.

Chicago will be sweet. Whenever they figure out where it is.

How about TUCSON, AZ-PLEASE? We haven’t a Convention or anything for years-It would do very well here.

Kentucky is usually considered to be a part of the Southeast. Indiana, on the other hand, is in the midwest.
I live on the “Sunny Side” of Louisville (IN) and am only a few miles from the Science Center. I look forward to a very short drive to visit.

Just talked to my daughter and she lives 25 min. from Riverside… I will be out there till Jan…Can’t wait…This is a dream come true….wish I would have kept my old autographed pix of the Star Trek TOS crew….I may have to go back another day to finish it….Taking grandkiddies with us, and you know how tiring and grumpy they can get when they are tired….

@29 – Hey Schiefy, we’re working on getting a Trek celeb here. We’ll keep you posted here on!

It’s only two blocks from me. I am so there!