Summer vacation is nearly upon us, and I’ve spent the last few days working on our summer calendar and gathering ideas for summer fun. We’re lucky to have our share of top-notch museums in Indianapolis, and we always hit them up over the summer. You can imagine the excitement when we found out our own Indiana State Museum would be hosting the traveling exhibit Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination this summer.
While we couldn’t win any trivia contests or quote every line of the Star Wars movies, we are big fans. We are children of the 80s, after all, and spent many an afternoon pretending to be Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia with out friends. We’ve passed our love of the movies down to our kids. Remember when Elena was Padme Amidala (sort of)?
Even Eli knows how to use the force.
The Indiana State Museum generously allowed us a chance to explore hyperspace before the general public from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Not only did we learn a little something, it gave us the chance to play Star Wars as a family. We’ll definitely be back to see the full exhibit, which includes Engineering Design Labs for hands-on fun with transportation, droids and people, as well as costumes and props from the movies we love.
Star Wars®: Where Science Meets the Imagination opens this Saturday, May 25, 2013 and runs through September 2, 2013. Tickets are $10 (in addition to general museum admission) and are available for advanced purchase online. Tickets to ride the Millennium Falcon are $5. Be sure to check out the special events being held at the Indiana State Museum in conjunction with the exhibit, including Fan Days, camps, Science Nights and a Family Star Wars Costume party.
May the force be with you as we head into summer!