Monday, June 20, 2011

Star Wars exhibit opens at Health Museum in Houston

Star Wars [TM]: Where Science Meets Imagination

Houston, Texas USA -- Could humanoid robots and vehicles that hover above ground, once limited only to the fantasy worlds of Star WarsTM, become a reality? Beginning Saturday, June 18, The Health Museum hosts an innovative exhibit, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. The exhibit, on display in Houston for the first time, explores the futuristic technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, the real science behind them, and the research that may someday lead to real-life versions of the technologies seen in the film series. The exhibit also features props and costumes from all six Star Wars films. Plus, visitors can experience a simulated ride in a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation, was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars objects in this exhibition are on loan from the Archives of Lucasfilm Ltd.

The exhibition is made possible through the cooperation of Lucasfilm Ltd.

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This material is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0307875. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and is located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District at 1515 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004. Recent additions to the museum include You: The Exhibit, a highly interactive look at the physical, psychological and future you, and the McGovern 4D Theater, Houston’s only 4D theater, where 3D films and environmental effects like wind, rain, fog and lightning combine to create a memorable experience.

For information about the Museum or its programs, please call 713-521-1515 or visit