Where Science Meets Imagination in Chicago

Explore the space fantasy technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, the real science behind them, and the current research that may someday lead to remarkable real-life versions of these technologies at the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit, now at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry from Oct. 5, 2007 – January 6, 2008!

Some of the cool things you can do at the exhibit include:

  • Jump to lightspeed and tour the galaxy in a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit.
  • Experience the feeling of riding in a personal hovercraft, while learning about what transit of the future might be like.
  • Help build a spaceport and discover how to create a successful collaborative environment.
  • Experiment with magnetic levitation and robotics.
  • Test your own speeder and droid.

See more than 80 props, models and costumes from the Star Wars movies and extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers.

Get more information about the exhibit here.

4 Responses to Where Science Meets Imagination in Chicago

  1. I saw this back when it was in Boston. Great exhibit.

  2. jkthunder says:

    I saw it in Boston too, and th special presentation series with ILM staff was amazing.

  3. boliyou says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing it in Chicago!

  4. David says:

    We hit it last year in Columbus, OH, which was the first stop I think. It was amazingly cool, and we got lots of pictures with our 5-year old daughter throughout the exhibits. Definitely worth it!

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