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April 24, 2019
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation May 11 – September 2, 2019
(Dearborn, Mich. – Apr. 24, 2019) – Starting May 11 through September 2, 2019, visitors to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation can “boldly go where no one has gone before…” when Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds opens. Through collaboration with MoPOP and CBS Consumer Products, this limited engagement exhibition offers more than 100 rare artifacts and props from the original television series and its spinoffs and explores its enduring impact on our culture – from arts and technology to fashion and literature.
More than 50 years after its television debut, Star Trek’s themes of optimism, equality, heroism and examination of the human condition continue to inspire people worldwide to imagine, explore and create. The immersive exhibition showcases how the pop culture powerhouse grew from a low-budget sci-fi series to prosper as an iconic franchise, building stories around controversial issues including war, racism and politics.
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds includes props and artifacts from all six Star Trek television series and many of the films, including a tricorder, communicator and phaser from the original series, a Borg cube, a Klingon disrupter pistol, tribbles and more. Visitors will also see original set pieces including the navigation console and rare costumes including Spock’s tunic worn by Leonard Nimoy, Lt. Uhura’s dress, Khan’s open-chest tunic, Captain Picard’s costume, a Borg costume, the alien Gorn and more.
Visitors will also get the chance to beam up inside the Transporter simulator and recreate the memorable scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan inside the KHAAAAN! video booth. Other highlights include the U.S.S. Enterprise and Deep Space 9 space station filming models, original scripts, concept art, storyboards and production drawings.
To celebrate the opening of the new exhibit Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will host Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Party on May 16, 2019. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $21.50 for members and include signature drinks, costumed characters, music, prizes and more. The event begins at 5 pm. Members also get the chance to preview the exhibition before it opens to the public on May 10 from 9:30 am – 5 pm.
Admission to Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds is free for members. Non-member ticket prices include admission to the museum and are $24 for adults (12-61), $18 for youth (5-11), $22 for seniors (62+) and children 4 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit thehenryford.org
About The Henry Ford Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally-recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at thehenryford.org, its national television programs, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Did I Mention Invention? and other resources, The Henry Ford helps individuals of all kinds to unlock their potential and help shape a better future. The Henry Ford advanced its role as a catalyst for change in education with the acquisition of The STEMIE Coalition, a growing affiliation of organizations dedicated to fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in students, K-12. The Henry Ford hosts the National Invention Convention and makes innovation learning curriculum accessible to educators and students worldwide.
About the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) MoPOP is a leading-edge nonprofit museum in Seattle, with a mission to make creative expression a lifechanging force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. MoPOP reaches multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, community engagements, and educational programs, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the pop culture of our time. For more information, visit www.MoPOP.org
About CBS Consumer Products CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.