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3 Millionth Visitor Enlisted: Will the Force or the Empire be with this one?

The Tech Museum of Innovation hits astronomical milestone for international exhibition
Press Release Date 
Thursday, 27 February, 2014
SAN JOSE, CA – Calling all fans, Jedi Masters, Rebels, and the 501st Legion of the Empire. On Saturday, March 8, 2014, the 3 millionth visitor to the blockbuster exhibition Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination will walk through the doors of The Tech. Will the Galactic Empire recruit a new ally or will the Force prevail and reveal a young Padawan?
 
In honor of this milestone, the lucky 3 millionth guest will receive two 4-day, full-show tickets for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, a limited edition Star Wars collectible figurine, a feature on StarWars.com, a copy of the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination book, and a free museum membership to The Tech.  Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is the ultimate fan festival featuring live entertainment, celebrities, exhibits, immersive interactive events, exclusive shopping, and panels. The festival takes place April 16-19, 2015 and brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the saga, Star Wars.
 
The international exhibition, already enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors since its mid-October opening at The Tech, has been extended to March 23, 2014 thanks to popular demand from franchise fans and science enthusiasts.
 
The Tech marks the final stop in a 20-venue international journey for Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination. Guests explore the futuristic technologies shown in the films and the real science behind them that may one day lead to real-life versions. The 10,000-square-foot exhibition includes more than 80 authentic costumes, models, and props from all 6 Star Wars films as well as interactive exhibits and design labs to defy gravity, manipulate robots, and engineer droids.
 
WHO: The unsuspecting 3 millionth visitor to the Star Wars exhibition will be surprised with two tickets to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, a limited edition Star Wars collectible figurine, a feature on StarWars.com, a copy of the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination book, and a free museum membership to The Tech.
 
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014
 
WHERE: The Tech, 201 S. Market Street, San Jose. Event takes place immediately inside exhibition (Parkside Hall) 
 
Contact
Michelle Tran
Public Relations Specialist
1-408-795-6321
mtran@thetech.org
  
About the Exhibition
Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®, was developed by Boston’s Museum of Science in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. and the exhibition makes use of an extensive archive collection on loan from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

This material is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0307875. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
 
About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned program to honor technology benefiting humanity, The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.
 
About the Museum of Science, Boston 
One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden PlanetariumMugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s "Science Is an Activity" exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®'s engineering curricula have reached more than 47,000 teachers and 4 million students nationwide. The Museum has also: been recognized by Boston and Cambridge for its energy and sustainability efforts; named an Employer of Choice by Work Without Limits, a Massachusetts disability employment initiative; is Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England Readers' Choice" for Cultural Attraction in Science; is El Planeta's Best Tourist Attraction for the Massachusetts Latino population; andUndiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun was recognized as the "Best Immersive—Fulldome Program" by the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. Visit http://www.mos.org.
Follow the Museum of Science on Twitter at @MuseumOfScience or Facebook at facebook.com/museumofscience.

About the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will be a first-of-its kind institution, designed to serve as the country’s premiere venue for understanding the connections and lineage of illustrative and visual art. Conceived by George Lucas, the museum is based on the filmmaker’s passion for education and the role art can play in inspiring young people. The museum will offer state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled programming for children, families, schools, scholars, and visiting artists. The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum’s collection ranges from fine art to animation, from fashion to cinematic design and is comprised of works of the great masters of the Golden Age of Illustration through today’s digital artists, showing the ways culture is reflected in the popular art of any given time.