Millennium Falcon Experience


When you go to Exploration Place’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit a little extra money to go on the Millennium Falcon experience.  This is a life size mock-up of the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.  Video plays and you get to experience a ride through space with C-3PO as your guide.  It is similar to an IMAX experience.  The cockpit does not move, but the way the film is shot it makes you feel like you are moving.  This piece of the Star Wars exhibit is an extra $3.00 per person, but it is well worth it.  Pictured above are Matt, Logan and the last picture is April and Richard.

More Exploration Place


One of the Hands-On Stations at Exploration Place’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.  This station has three different locals that attendees can enter act with (That’s April and Logan, part of the ComicPop Library team, in the second picture).  Each station is different.  They stations themes are: Moisture Farm; Mos Eisley; and Jawa Village.  You have a variety of plates that you place in front of a scanner and it will tell you what the plate represents.  It then puts the image of the plate up on the computer screen around your environment.  You then place the images on different places on the turn table to make a functioning environment.  Depending on your placement of the plates will determine if your economy good, social aspects are good, and conflict is minimal or viceversa.  So if your looking for a fun event to do this Summer, stop by the Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas.

Exploration Place Trip

Matt and I just got back from the Media Day and Opening Day of Exploration Place’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.  We had a great time.  We have several pictures that will be uploaded over the next several days, if not weeks and some special podcasts over the exhibit and the regional 501st, 70th Explorers Garrison.

We start the pictures with the one above which is of course the droids and Princess Leia’s costume from Star Wars: A New Hope.