OPEN NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
Featuring 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars™ films, this exhibition reveals the artists’ creative process—and uncovers the connection between character and costume. George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world filled with dynamic characters who told the timeless story of the hero’s journey. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia when enslaved by Jabba the Hutt. A special presentation for the showing at Discovery Times Square in New York will feature seven additional costumes from the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in consultation with Lucasfilm, Ltd.
ONGOING PERMANENT EXHIBITION
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery. ALIGNS WITH THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS. Recommended for school groups 5th Grade and above.
Rapid Pulse Battle
In this workshop students compete in small groups in a quiz show style fashion to answer questions about the human body. In this fun and collaborative setting students' knowledge is tested on such catergories as the Nervous System, the Skeletal System, fetal and infant development, and how the world around us affects the human body and its health. This workshop is appropriate for grade levels 9-12. This workshop can be scheduled pre or post exhibit visit, but is best suited for post-exhibit.
In this workshop students collaborate to assemble a system of the body. Using graphic images, labels, and information learned in the BODY WORLDS exhibit, students will have 10 minutes in small groups to create their assigned system. When completed, students will present their system and its function. With the guidance of workshop leaders, students will engage in a discussion on how their bodies work and how they can keep their bodies healthy. This workshop is appropriate for grade levels 7-8. This workshop can be scheduled pre or post exhibit visit, but is best suited for post-exhibit.
OPENS FEBRUARY 2016
Explore the rich, often-misunderstood Viking culture like never before with the largest collection of Viking artifacts ever displayed in North America. Featuring more than 500 treasures, some never before seen outside of Scandinavia, THE VIKINGS EXHIBITION shows us why—even 1,000 years later—Viking culture still captivates our imagination.
- Marvel at full scale model Viking ships, including the Gokstad II and Ghost Ship
- Virtually excavate a Viking ship layer by layer, uncovering rich discoveries like weapons, tools and animals as archeologists did.
- Experience daily life of the Viking people with hands-on interactive activities that explore the symbolism of traditional clothing, compete with other visitors in authentic Viking games and test your strength with an accurate model of a Viking sword.
- Learn about Norse mythology dating as far back as 750-1100 AD with displays of exquisite jewelry, metalwork craftsmanship like swords and armor, and religious iconography including the earliest known Scandinavian crucifix and striking silver pendants representing the pagan gods.