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Famed Mandalorian Warrior and the Best Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy Joins the Empire

Boba Fett arrives at The Tech Museum of Innovation, museum announces worldwide exhibition is extended

Press Release Date 
Thursday, 16 January, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA – When Boba Fett captured famed Rebel hero Han Solo on behalf of Jabba the Hutt, everyone knew he was a force to be reckoned with. Even Darth Vader himself respected the galaxy’s best bounty hunter.
 
For weeks, fans and visitors alike have wondered which mysterious character would join the exhibition for its final months at The Tech. Now, the Empire has added a friend while the Republic counts one more foe.
 
Boba Fett’s arrival marks the first time the renowned bounty hunter has appeared in the 20-venue international journey of Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination. The museum also revealed today that, thanks to popular demand from franchise fans and science enthusiasts, it will extend the exhibition through March 23, 2014. The iconic character will appear through the end of the exhibition.
 
As the final showing of Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, Bay Area guests will not want to miss this opportunity to discover the science of Star Wars. This 10,000-square-foot exhibition features more than 80 authentic costumes, models, and props from all 6 Star Wars films. Guests will explore the futuristic technologies shown in the films and the real science behind them that may one day lead to real-life versions.
 
Since debuting on screen in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett has developed a strong following among fans of the famed franchise. As the exhibition heads into its final months at the museum, guests, fans, and Jedi Masters far and wide will get the chance to see Boba Fett up close before the exhibition bids farewell for the last time.
 
The international exhibition also features the Yoda puppet, C-3PO, R2-D2, the three-section Darth Vader helmet from Revenge of the Sith, as well as the models of the X-wing and the “Millennium Falcon.” There are also costumes for Mace Windu, Princess Leia, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Stormtroopers, and Lightsabers belonging to Luke, Obi-Wan, Darth Maul and Count Dooku.
 
In addition to hands-on design labs where you can engineer Droids and defy gravity, guests will have the opportunity to drive an actual hovercraft. Fans of the saga will also recognize the full-size replica of the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. For an additional fee, visitors can experience a virtual jump to lightspeed during a four-and-a-half minute presentation narrated by Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed C-3PO.
 
Tickets for the blockbuster exhibition are on sale now through March 23, 2014.
For more information about the exhibition, go to http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/special-exhibitions/STAR-WARS#Overview
 
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 & © 2013 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.
 
 
Contact
Michelle Tran
Public Relations Specialist
1-408-795-6321
mtran@thetech.org
 
  
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.