Oct 20, 2010 12:24 PM by Press Release

Star Wars Exhibit VIP Preview Tonight

Droids, landspeeders, and spaceports are closer to reality than you might think. The Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit runs Oct. 21, 2010 through Jan. 17, 2011 at the Lafayette Science Museum. The exhibit combines props, models, and costumes from the Star Wars films with real-life, cutting-edge technologies.

You can journey to the edge of the universe in a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit. Meet R2-D2 and then design, build, and test your own droid. Experience the feel of a landspeeder by driving a hovercraft. Create a spaceport as a virtual community. See into the future with these and other interactive experiences.

The exhibit is a great choice for a school or family field trip. Supported by the National Science Foundation, it uses the power of Star Wars to increase technological literacy, and will inspire the next generation of scientists by showing kids that science is just as exciting as the fantasy world of the movies. A free accompanying Educator's Guide will be available to teachers and home-schools starting in October.

The Lafayette Science Museum opens the exhibit with an "out of this world" VIP Preview Event. The VIP Preview for Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination starts at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 20 and ends at 11:00 pm. Lafayette's finest restaurants will be on hand to serve up the best food and drink this area has to offer. The Star Wars exhibit will be open for viewing on our first and second floor. The museum's own haunted attraction, Museum of Fear, located on the third floor will be open for those brave enough to venture inside.

$30 per person for ticket info. call 337.291.5544

Further information about the exhibit and accompanying educational programs can be found online at

$10 for tickets October 21-Jan. 17, 2011




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