I have a confession to make: I am a bit of a geek. So I was more than thrilled when the folks at Discovery Science Center reached out to me on Twitter and hooked me up with tickets to check out their new Star Wars exhibit.
It’s like a mini Star Wars museum inside the Discovery Center with most of the models, costumes and props under glass. So unless your 4-year old is a die hard Star Wars fan I’d recommend this for ages 8 and up. There is one cool hands-on exhibit where you (or children) can experience the feel of a hovercraft but younger kids might be disappointed that it only goes in circles for a about 10-seconds. Still cool.
I really enjoyed looking at what seemed to me as rare and unique pieces from the movie set and it brought back some great childhood memories. For example, did anyone else collect Star Wars cards? I had a huge stack of them and remember there being a puzzle element to it. When you turned the card over and put enough of them together you could spell something…
I also have vivid memories of getting a bunch of cool Star Wars stuff for Christmas the year the movie came out. I had both ships, and the action figures.
There is also a Millennium Falcon experience just outside the Discovery Science Center building but since I did bring my 4-year old and the line was long, I decided not to do it. It think it’s like a flight simulator type ride.
When we were done we cruised back into the Center to do the dinosaur stuff, rock wall and other fun things they have.
Here are a few more Star Wars pics. Highly recommend it, go check it out.