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The Science Behind the Magic of Star Wars®

Let the Force be with you at this new Indiana State Museum exhibit

The Science Behind the Magic of Star Wars®
June 2013

Picture this: Your child is deep in play, lost in the depths of imagination. He is a Jedi Knight in training trying to summon the Force in order to defeat the Empire. She is a warrior princess, bravely confronting her enemies to restore justice to the galaxy. Their imaginary world is populated by droids, a 900-year-old creature of great wisdom, armies of stormtroopers, vehicles able to travel beyond the speed of light and a multitude of strange and wonderful planets.

This scene could have taken place anywhere between 1977 and today. Maybe YOU were that warrior princess or Jedi Knight.

Since 1977, the Star Wars® movies have captured the imaginations of generations of children. But there is science behind the magic. Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, opening at the Indiana State Museum on May 25, explores space travel, robotics and levitation technology with fun hands-on activities and demonstrations for children of all ages. Created by The Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., this out-of-this-world exhibition analyzes the science and technology themes of the Star Wars movies.

Exciting interactive components include a rideable air chair that simulates Luke's X34 Landspeeder, stations that explore how robots walk and see the world, and the "Living on Tatooine" augmented reality experience. Beloved props, costumes and models from the films will be on view, including Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca costumes; models of X-wing fighters, the Millennium Falcon and other spacecraft, and much more.

Special Star Wars programs for families include special member events on May 28 and June 2; a Science & Sci-Fi Summer Camp for 9 to 12-year-olds June 10 through 14; Star Wars Fan Days on June 22 and July 20; and a Family Star Wars Costume Party on Aug. 17. For tickets or more information about the exhibit or related events, please visit www.indianamuseum.org.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®, was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, and Lucasfilm Ltd. TM & © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.

Local sponsor: McDonald's of Central Indiana with additional local support from WISH-TV8 and Hamilton Exhibits

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

Admission: $10 per member

$19.50 per non-member adult

$15 per non-member child

$18.50 per non-member senior

*Non-member prices include museum admission

Call 317.232.1637 to reserve your timed-tickets.

Tickets for the Millennium Falcon interactive experience are $5 per person.

Tags: In This Issue, Kids, Local

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