Celebrate 50 years of 'Star Trek' at NYC's Intrepid museum
Starting July 9, train to be a Starfleet officer and enjoy a summer full of themed events
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of boldly
going where no-one has gone before, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space
museum in NYC will host "Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience."
From July 8 to October 31, you too can explore the 26th century brought
to life by modern-day tech like Leap Motion and voice recognition.
The exhibit is set up like a future
Career Day with tours rotating attendees around the various ship-based
specialties: Language, Medical, Navigation, Engineering, Command and
Science. At the end of the tour, attendees are sorted into their own
Starfleet house (thankfully, nobody will end up a red shirt). The exhibit simulates the tricorders, phasers and other iconic Star Trek tech with RFID sensors, planet projection mapping, holograms, and other modern gadgetry.
New York is the first stop on the Starfleet Academy Experience's tour.
During its stay, the Intrepid Museum will hold themed events like movie
nights, two Trek-focused summer camp weeks, Astronomy nights, and
Operation Slumber overnights.