Exploration Place will host the premier summer event in Kansas, Star Wars: ® Where Science Meets Imagination slated to open May 26, 2012. This blockbuster exhibit will be one of the most renowned exhibits ever featured in the history of Exploration Place. It explores the fantasy technologies in the Star Wars films, the science behind them and the research that may lead to real-life versions of these technologies. Visitors will discover the Star Wars universe through film clips and more than 80 props, models and costumes from the films. The 8,500 square foot exhibit is filled with hands-on exhibits and is organized around two technology themes that solve basic human needs: Getting Around and Robots and People. Getting Around invites visitors to examine modes of transportation from Star Wars including Luke’s original Landspeeder from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Visitors will discover how things move without touching the ground, from models of flying cars to commercial spaceplanes. Other hovercraft from Star Wars will be on display, and visitors will operate a car that floats on a cushion of air. Visitors will also have the opportunity to “jump to lightspeed” aboard a replica of the Millennium Falcon.* Robots and People invite visitors to explore how people relate to robots and droids such as C-3PO and R2-D2. The exhibit features the creation of real world robots that navigate, sense and understand the world around them, while communicating in increasingly sophisticated ways. Visitors can even design their own robot. Major National Supporters, Local Sponsors Star Wars:® Where Science Meets Imagination was created with major support from the National Science Foundation and presented by Bose Corporation. The exhibit was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars: ® Where Science Meets Imagination is locally sponsored by Lora and Don Barry and Velma Wallace. Prices,** Exhibit Dates and Summer Hours Prices include Star Wars: ® Where Science Meets Imagination and all Exploration Place exhibits. Non-Member Prices Adult (12 - 64): $19.50 Senior (65+): $16.50 Youth (3 - 11): $13.00 Child (2 and under): Free Member Prices Member Senior (65+): $8.50 Member Adult (12 - 64): $10.00 Member Youth (3 - 11): $7.00 Member Child (2 and under): Free *Millennium Falcon Experience: $3. Must purchase either Star Wars ticket or regular museum ticket for Millennium Falcon Experience. **Prices do not include tax. Star Wars: ® Where Science Meets Imagination will open Saturday, May 26, 2012 and will continue through Labor Day weekend, Monday, September 3. Exploration Place summer hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Exploration Place offers visitors of all ages interactive environments, hands-on experiences, Kansas’ largest domed theater – the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium, imaginative spaces and outdoor recreation, all located on a 20-acre site along the scenic Arkansas River in downtown Wichita, Kansas. www.exploration.org • Facebook.com/ExplorationPlace • Twitter.com/DiscoverAtEP