Sacramento, CA - April 30, 2010 - Star Trek® The Exhibition will open May 28 - Memorial Day Weekend - for an interactive, hands on limited engagement at The Aerospace Museum of California at the former McClellan Air Force Base.
Presented by Wells Fargo and SAFE Credit Union, the 10,000 square foot touring exhibition contains the world's most comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek ships, set recreations, costumes and props from five television series and 11 films spanning more than 40 years. This exhibit will also debut props and costumes from the 2009 JJ Abrams directed film Star Trek.
The exhibit will be on display at The Aerospace Museum of California through 2010. Tickets will be $16 for adults, general admission and $14 for students 13 through 17 and seniors 65 or older. Children six through 11 will be admitted for $11 with those five and under admitted free. Exhibition tickets will be $13 for active military members and $12 for museum members. Tickets will be on sale online at www.aerospaceca.org, or at the museum, located at 3200 Freedom Park Drive at McClellan.
The exhibit is arriving in Sacramento after visiting San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego and New York City, among other national locations.
No other science fiction brand has become so interwoven with popular culture. For more than 40 years Star Trek has entertained us with compelling stories, colorful characters and powerful allegories.
But while entertaining and delighting, from the very beginning Star Trek also foretold the world we live in today: Humans exploring other worlds, miracles of modern medicine, and even the first cell phone - all were envisioned in Star Trek's unique brand of science fiction.
Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future opened minds and inspired young people everywhere to imagine new possibilities and to believe that even the sky is not the limit. Countless doctors, scientists, teachers and astronauts - people shaping the world today and touching each of our lives - first found their passion in the imagination of Star Trek. It has been widely recognized by fans, scientists, and social and cultural observers that Star Trek has significantly influenced and contributed to the world, indeed the universe we live in today.
This unparalleled experience enables the public to step inside the Star Trek universe and become active participants in the legacy that has captivated imaginations for generations. Whether it's sitting on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise or traveling through space on motion simulators, STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION fully immerses visitors in the legendary adventure that has become synonymous with scientific innovation and ingenuity.
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