Star Trek: The Exhibition opens today at the St. Louis Science Center.
To celebrate the opening the Science Center is sponsoring “Trek or Treat” on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30,2011
Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Science Center staff will have a number of free “out-of-this-world activities” including discover new Earths in a new space show, make your own communicator badge, play festive Halloween games and more.
Show up in a Star Trek-related costume and receive a discount off a full-priced Star Trek: The Exhibition admission. Check out the rules for costumes.
Non-Science Center member prices are: $13.50, children ages 5-12; $17.50 adults, $15.50, seniors. Service charges will apply for online purchase.
On first Friday evenings of each month during exhibit, a special evening rate will apply and you can participate in a Public Telescope Viewing outside the Planetarium or activities throughout the museum. Each First Friday will have its own theme. Check out the calendar for more information.
On the third Thursday of every month during the exhibit the Science Center hosts theStar Trek Lecture Series. Each month, a different guest scientist will discuss a different topic related to Star Trek from androids to virtual reality to three-dimensional printing to the search for life on other planets. Watch the calendar for more information.
Boldly Go Explore will also have more information on special events for the exhibit.
According to a blurb from the Science Center:
Step aboard the USS Enterprise and experience Star Trek as never before. Learn how the series has influenced and inspired present-day science and technology. Explore Dr. Crusher’s Sickbay from Star Trek: The Next Generation and strike your best James T. Kirk pose in the captain’s chair on a recreation of the USS Enterprise bridge. Boldly go explore Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center!
Appearing for the first time in St. Louis, Star Trek: The Exhibition brings 45 years of authentic Star Trek artifacts to life. Featuring one-of- a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trektelevision series and feature film, this exhibition will amaze and inspire Star Trek fans and novices alike. See firsthand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science fiction franchise in history.
The St. Louis Science Center is located in Forest Park.