These are the droids Star Wars fans are looking for, or at least some of the props and other ephemera-including robot costumes for C-3PO and R2D2-from all six of the Star Wars films. "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination," delves into the futuristic technologies seen in the franchise and what possibility they have of becoming real-landspeeder races, anyone? The "Living on Tatooine" section offers an interactive re-creation of Luke Skywalker's desert home planet. It would seem unlikely to have a long line, but the use of augmented reality to allow guests to interact with a simulation of Tatooine's environment suggests that some of that cool future is already here. (Heather Zimmerman)
Full Gallery of the Press Opening by Geoffry Smith II.
Presented by the Bose Corporation with local leading sponsor ScholarShare, the Tech Museum hosts a 10,000-square-foot exhibition exploring the science of the iconic Star Wars films. With more than 80 authentic costumes, models, and props from all six Star Wars films, this exhibition explores the futuristic technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, the real science behind them, and the research that might someday lead to real-life versions of the technologies seen in the series. For more information, go to http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/special-exhibitions