Star Trek at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis would like to “beam you up” to explore their newest exhibit, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, opening Saturday, February 2, 2019.


The exhibit features more than 100 rare artifacts from the television series and films, including a replica of Captain Kirk’s chair, the ship’s navigation console from the original series, Klingon disrupter pistols and much more. You’ll also be able to view original series costumes worn by Spock, Captain Kirk, Lieutenant Commander Uhura, and Dr. McCoy, as well as ship models that were used during the filming of the TV series and films.


There’s lots of hands-on fun throughout the exhibit, too. Hop into the transporter simulator, in which visitors are invited to create a film that shows them beamed to a different location. In the KHAAAAN! video both, visitors can recreate the memorable scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.


Star Trek fans will be thrilled to hear the real voice of actor George Takei (aka Hikaru Sulu), helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The pop culture icon will narrate a new sound and light show specifically for The Children’s Museum’s Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater. Opening in conjunction with Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, the Space Object Theater explores how popular science fiction has predicted and helped shape scientific and technological advancements. Featured in the center of the Space Object Theater on a revolving and raising platform will be the real escape pod used by Captain Kirk in the 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, is open through April 7, 2019 at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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