Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience Coming To NYC July 9

If you’ve ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of your favorite starship captain, now’s your chance.

Beginning July 9, fans will be able to experience what Career Day would be like at Starfleet Academy when Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience opens at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Produced by EMS Entertainment, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience is an interactive exhibition that allows visitors to browse various fields of study: Language, Medical, Navigation, Engineering, Command, and Science.  Visitors will then be assigned a specialty based on their training.

The exhibition itself will be an enormous 12,000 square feet and will use a lot of cool tech to bring the future to life.


There will be interactive activities and unique technology, including Leap Motion, voice recognition to communicate with a Klingon, a Medical Tricorder table with RFID sensors, planet projection mapping, holograms, a shooting game using Star Trek’s iconic phasers, and much more. Visitors also will have a chance to learn about the real-life inventions inspired by Star Trek as well as the science behind them.

There will also be props and costumes from the history of the franchise on display.  The exhibition runs through October 31, after which it will begin a national tour.  More information about ticket pricing and other special events being held can be found here.

The Intrepid will also be hosting another cool Star Trek exhibit – the Galileo, the iconic shuttlecraft from TOS that made its debut in the first season episode “The Galileo Seven.”


The shuttlecraft was recently restored and will appear in the museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion alongside the space shuttle Enterprise, which of course got its name after a huge letter writing campaign convinced NASA to name the ship Enterprise instead of Constitution.  The official unveiling of the shuttle was attended by Gene Roddenberry and most of the original cast in 1976.


For our friends of up north who might feel left out, I have good news: the exhibition makes its debut at The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa on May 13.  Details can found by clicking this.



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Sounds cool!

Does admission include general admission to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum?

@Craig. I took a look at the ISASM site, it looks like they tier their pricing for access to the shuttle and this exhibit. It looks like the short answer is yes, though a GA ticket doesn’t get you in the shuttle or special exhibits.

It’s good to see an exhibit that ties the franchise into the motivation for real world tech that we use today. It makes the show much more relatable.

This is worth a trip over to the West side.

Will be looking closely to see when and where the tour goes. Hope it finds my neck of the woods!

In Texas, I would guess Houston. Everyone at Houston Control will want to be there (big trekkers that they are). I’m in San Antonio and Houston’s close enough. YAY!

Copyediting nitpick: in two of three instances, “it’s” (contraction) is mis-used instead of “its” (possessive).

Was at the Intrepid on 4/30 and the Galileo is on display under the Enterprise, fyi.

Is there a website showing the show dates, & times for the national tour?