Star Trek: The Exhibition Opens Jan. 23 In Louisville, KY – Robert Picardo Appearing At Preview Party

Star Trek: The Exhibition, the travel exhibit of Star Trek props, costumes, replicas and memorabilia, opens up next Sunday at the Louisville Science Center in Louisville, KY. Plus, Star Trek: Voyager’s Bob Picardo will be on hand for a special preview party next Saturday night. Details below.


ST: The Exhibition Opens Sunday in Louisville, KY – Preview w/ Bob Picardo Saturday

Star Trek: The Exhibition, featuring sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films opens January 23, 2011 at the Louisville Science Center. 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 Combadge; 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.

The Exhibit opens January 23 and will run until May 22, 2011 (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday). Tickets are available online at or by calling (502) 561- 6100, ext. 6111. Tickets may also be purchased on-site during regular business hours. A 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.

Star Trek: The Exhibition opening next weekend in Louisville, KY (photos from previous exhibition)

There is also a special Star Trek: The Exhibition preview event next Saturday night, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Louisville Science Center. The "Science with a Twist: An Evening Aboard The Enterprise" event is aimed to be a fundraising event for the Museum to help them "find new ways of making science fun and relevant for the community".
Robert Picardo, The Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager, will make a special appearance (Autographs will be available for $20 each).

There are various levels of tickets available [NOTE: You must be 21 or older to attend the Saturday Party]:

  • Admiral, $2,500 (Check-in, 7:00 pm)
    Ten (10) tickets to the event, including Power Hour Reception, VIP Lounge, reserved “home-base” table, strolling dinner, open bar, laser tag, entertainment, entrance to Star Trek: The Exhibition and valet parking.
  • Captain, $250 (Check-in, 7:00 pm)
    One (1) ticket to the event, including Power Hour Reception, VIP Lounge, reserved “home-base” table, strolling dinner, open bar, laser tag, entertainment, entrance to Star Trek: The Exhibition and valet parking.
  • Commander, $100 (Check-in, 7:30 pm)
    One (1) ticket to the event, including strolling dinner, open bar, laser tag, entertainment, entrance to Star Trek: The Exhibition and valet parking.
  • Fan Club, starting at $25 (Check-in, 9:00 pm)
    One (1) ticket to the event, including one complimentary Star Trek cocktail, light desserts, entrance to Star Trek: The Exhibition, and a cash bar. (extra cost for ticket to laser tag and/or Quantum Quest IMAX)

Tickets available online.


Here is video of Danielle Waller from the Louisville Science Center discussing Star Trek: The Exhibit and the preview party with WHAS11.


More photos:

Star Trek: The Exhibition opening next weekend in Louisville, KY (photos from previous exhibition)

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Cool! Nice to see that every film and show is represented.

And I assume you meant “combadge” instead of “cornbadge”. :-)

When is this exhibition Coming to the Boston , Rhode Island area

Wish it would come to North Carolina.

Wish I could take pictures!

I’m still waiting for the NYC area announcement. Oh wait, i forgot, this is the California Exhibition, doing a single stint closer to the East Coast to please a small percent of us. Sorry, but to please this, and many other trek fans up north, you gotta come up here. Till then, well, I’ll just keep complaining that we never get any appreciation.

To music: I am going, I am going, I am going, I am going! YAY for me!

I will let everyone know how it is. Is anyone else going to Louisville?

Fascinating. I wish “Star Trek: The Exhibition” would arrive at The Pacific Science Center in Seattle.

The giant Neelix head roxx. Possibly the scarriest thing ever ;)

I’m going to Louisville for this but since the other two i’m going with couldn’t go opening weekend we are going the following one. Guess i’ll miss the doc, looking forward to the exhibit though!

saw the one with the original bridge was pretty cool you could get a picture in the captains chair and transporter room pics were 30.00 each but still cool the transporter pic if you moved it you disapeared check out the exhibit

Also, just in: The first 20 people who enter the doors on opening day get to have brunch with Robert Picardo that day! He’ll also be signing autographs on opening day beginning around 1 p.m., for $20 each. Fan Club Party tickets are going fast for Saturday night, also featuring Picardo, which will be your first chance to see the exhibit! You can get tickets online for the Fan Club party and also for opening day. Visit

The older I get the more I love Admiral Kirks TMP uniform!
maybe it’s because of the homage to it worn by Pike at the end of ST09.

As a Louisville resident, I can’t wait to welcome my fellow Trekkies/Trekkers. Finally a reason to visit the Derby City that doesn’t involve horses!

What about the bridge, which bridge set is in this exhibit? Original series or next gen?

Will it have the bridge set? I think I saw a pic of kirks chair and it said something about the transporter set. I remember reading at one point there was one TOS and one TNG but hadn’t seen anything for the Louisville event.

Duh, the same pic I had seen (I think on the science center page) is above… I just assumed if it had the whole set that’s where the chair would be, maybe there is still hope.

If you have never seen this, this is the time to go. We saw the first “Tour” back in 2008 at the Long Beach Queen Mary Dome, that was fantastic. The main reason was that it had all the stuff in one place, plus the photo ops on both bridges, transporter platform and the movie you could put yourself with TOS Kirk & Spock.

I am glad they spilt it up for more people to see but I wish people could see it all in one place as per the original plan of 40 cities in 5 years time. The Queen Mary set up had these Admiral and CPT tickets too, I seem to recall that William Shatner was there that night, it was worth it for the high powered ticket as you could go back as many times as you wanted. The neat thing was being able to sit at a section of the DS9 Quarks bar with the replicator behind it AND order a ST drink or what they thought was ST. We had the bartenter making us ST drinks from STTE or as close as she could come.

COOOL i just hope we Brits gets to see this. Please come to LONDON ENGLAND.

Sorry to have to be the dissenter here, but I, my wife, and a friend who is even more into Trek than I am all went to this deal when it was in San Jose, CA, a couple of years back and we were all rather disappointed.

Most of the props/costumes/models were merely replicas with very few being original. The set recreations were not very accurate, and they were very strict about not allowing photos (other than those they would take for you and then charge you for later).

The admission price was high, and if you wanted to do the simulator, it was extra.

I have enjoyed all thing Trek since the early 1970s, but this Exhibition was not worth the price and is not recommended by me. I went to a similar exhibition in the early 90’s that was at the New York Academy of Sciences that was much better…it had a ton of original props, costumes, and scripts, and pictures were allowed and encouraged.

Go if you want, but I am merely being honest here…you may well come away quite disappointed.

My 2 cents…your mileage may vary :) .

So excited about this coming to my city… have seen Picardo at two conventions and I’m looking forward to meeting him in person! My girl friends and I are going on saturday night at dressing up in our ‘uniforms’. Besides the exhibit, we’re looking forward to the Quantum Quest movie with voice actors like Chris Pine, Shatner, James Earl Jones and other sci-fi greats. Can’t wait to meet other Louisville trekkies!

I went to this today with a friend and his wife. Didn’t get to go to the early Sat events but caught Robert Picardo as he was winding down and getting ready to head out. Chatted for a few and got a cd “Holograms Handbook” that he signed. Got a pic on the bridge…ok the chair at least but with the greenscreen backdrop it looked pretty good.

If you got to go to the Experience you’ll probably be dissapointed (the two I went with went there for there honeymoon) but I enjoyed it. So if your in reasonable distance it’s kinda nice to see stuff first hand.

We visited at Star Trek Tour in Louisville Ky.. It is not very good show as very poor. Because they are not enough everythings show as not many item and very small space around in room. Bored as lousy as waste money tickets.