Star Trek arrives at Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

//Star Trek arrives at Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Space. The final frontier… Or it is? The debut of Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis certainly brings this age-old question top of mind. And ahead of the official opening we sent in CityMom Liz to explore the exhibit. She’s reporting back what to expect and why this is fun for CityKids of all ages:


Welcome to another time and space! Whether you have been a “Trekkie” for decades or are just curious as to what all the hoopla is about…

The new Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is for you!

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The Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit is divided into two parts: The first includes a full room of original costumes to miniatures used in filming upstairs next to the American POP exhibit on the 2nd Level. Parents will love the interactive items that keep kids active and engaged during the visit. Diehard fans will love sharing their awe of the props wonderfully displayed in all of their glory. Take a peek:
Star Trek Children's Museum Indianapolis - theCityMoms

CityKid Kai joins the crew of Star Trek Enterprise in the exhibit’s most notable photo opp spot. We have a feeling you’ll be seeing plenty of similar pics in the months to come!

Star Trek Children's Museum Indianapolis - theCityMoms


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CityKid Parker looking good in his own pint-sized Star Trek uniform.

More details from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis website:

This immersive exhibit will showcase Star Trek’s impact on culture, society, art, technology, fashion, and more through 100+ rare artifacts, set pieces, and props from the original series, its spinoffs, and the films!

  • Snap a selfie while sitting in a replica of Captain Kirk’s command chair
  • See the navigation console of the U.S.S. Enterprise from the original series
  • Step into the booth and record your own version of the memorable “KHAAAAN!” scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Step into a transporter simulator and beam yourself to an alien planet.
  • Check out rare costumes including Spock’s tunic worn by Leonard Nimoy, Lt. Uhura’s (Nichelle Nichols) dress, Khan’s (Ricardo Montalban) open-chest tunic, Captain Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) costume, a Borg costume, and more
  • See models and props from the different series and films, including the Enterprise filming model from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Geordi LaForge’s VISOR, a Borg cube, a tricorder from the original series, and tribbles

Star Trek Children's Museum Indianapolis - theCityMoms

Star Trek Children's Museum Indianapolis - theCityMoms

Star Trek Children's Museum Indianapolis - theCityMoms

Star Trek Children's Museum Indianapolis - theCityMoms

Star Trek Children's Museum Indianapolis - theCityMoms

Then, take your fun to the lower level in The Children’s Museum Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater, where visitors are treated to an original movie narrated by the one and only George Takei. Here’s what the Museum website says about this portion of the experience:

“See the actual escape pod movie prop used in the 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond. Discover how the Star Trek communicator of the 1960s ended up as the inspiration for the cell phones of today! This multimedia experience shows how popular science fiction has inspired and shaped scientific and technological advancements. Featured in the Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater, The Future is Here—How Sci-fi Becomes Reality showcases artifacts from a variety of popular sci-fi films and shows how science fiction enthusiasts or fans of today become the futuristic designers of tomorrow!”

MORE INFORMATION: Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds is on display at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis thru April 7, 2019. General admission fees apply. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is located at 3000 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis. To plan your visit, visit their website or call {317} 334-4000. Special thanks to CityMoms Victoria and Jaime for contributing their sweet photos to this story!

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Liz Duvall - theCityMomsABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Liz Duvall is an Indianapolis native who loves outdoor concerts, craft beer, and food trucks. Liz grew up in the Glendale neighborhood but currently resides near Ben Davis with her 4 kids, husband, and dog Harley. She also serves as theCityMoms Director of Partnerships, finding fun+creative ways for our organization to connect even more into the greater Indianapolis community… And yes, her smile is just as bright in person as pictured.

2019-02-02T12:58:34-05:00February 2nd, 2019|
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