Boldly Go Explore with the Saint Louis Science Center and Star Trek: The Exhibition

Appearing for the first time in St. Louis, Star Trek: The Exhibition brings 45 years of authentic Star Trek artifacts to life at the Saint Louis Science Center. Featuring one-of- a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature film, this exhibition will amaze and inspire Star Trek fans and novices alike.

By simultaneously taking audiences into the universe of the future and the past, Star Trek: The Exhibition allows audiences to reconnect with iconic Star Trek moments and characters while exploring the creative spirit of science-fiction that gave us many of today’s modern marvels.

While entertaining and delighting, Star Trek foretold the world today: humans exploring other worlds, miracles of modern medicine and even the first cell phone. Special programming designed by the Science Center will explore the science behind the franchise.

In the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, a new Space Show has been designed to accompany the exhibition. Seeking New Earths explores the real knowledge of planets orbiting other stars, the hunt for these planets and the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe just as Star Trek explored many fictional worlds with intelligent life.

Other special programming includes Star Trek First Fridays. Visitors are invited to come in costume and enjoy special science-fiction themed activities and demonstrations throughout the Science Center.

• December 2, 2011: Special guest Star Trek makeup artist Jeff Lewis.

• January 6, 2012: Star Trek trivia contest.

• February 3, 2012: Special guest Robert Picardo from Star Trek: Voyager.

• March 2, 2012: Special Program: Journey to Mars.

• April 6, 2012: Special Guest: Star Trek writer, David Gerrold.

• May 4, 2012: Star Trek Costume Contest.

Additional programs, including lectures on the second Thursday of each month, will strive to enhance visitors’ understanding of topics such as astronomy, life sciences, robotics and more. Programs, both free and fee-based, will be available to families, individuals and school groups.

The exhibition will be in Boeing Hall at the Science Center through May, 28, 2012.

STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION is presented by EMS Exhibits, Inc., under a license from CBS Consumer Products.

Ticket Prices – Science Center Members: $8.75 Adult / $6.75 Child non-Members: $17.50 Adult / $13.50 Child Special lectures are free, and tickets to Star Trek First Fridays are discounted.

For more information, please visit online at boldlygoexplore.org.