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The Louisville Science Center’s Star Trek: The Exhibition, which opens January 23, will feature sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films, including the newest blockbuster film.

According to recent press release, visitors can sit in Captain Kirk’s chair from the Enterprise, featured in Star Trek: The Original Series.

The object-based exhibition is divided into topic galleries emphasizing themes of science that the creators of Star Trek explored on screen.

Themes include:

• Exploration that presents a timeline of the Star Trek story. The gallery will include original models, costumes and props. 

• Health Innovation, featuring a reproduced Starfleet medical center from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The gallery will include patient beds, medical equipment, props and costumes used by actors on the shows.

 Authentic objects from Star Trek on display include Crusher’s Costume (from Star Trek: The Next Generation), Tri-Corder and HypoSpray.

• Communication, featuring a reproduction of the Transporter Room that can be explored and stood upon. Actual objects from Star Trek include the Communicator, a hand-held communication device and later the Cornbadge; the Earpiece often used on the bridge; and costumes.

• Space Travel, featuring actual set pieces from Star Trek: The Next Generation and authentic Star Trek artifacts including costumes and Federation, Vulcan and Klingon ship models.

Ticket prices are $14 for children ages 2 through 12 and $18 for adults 13 and up.

Tickets are available for purchase at The Louisville Science Center during regular business hours, at the Science Center's website, or by calling (502) 561-6100, ext. 6111.

Photo courtesy of Louisvillesciencecenter.org

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