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 (9th-12th Grades)
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 can be scheduled pre or post exhibit visit, but is best suited for post-exhibit.
Rapid Pulse Battle Junior (6-8 grades)
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 categories as the Nervous System, the Skeletal System, the Respiratory System, the Digestive System, and the Muscular System. This workshop can be scheduled pre or post exhibit visit, but is best suited for post-exhibit.
OPEN NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5, 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.
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Vikings Trading Post (K-8th grade)
This workshop gives the students an opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of the Vikings. The group will be divided into teams where they will be responsible for building a ship together. Once their ship is correctly assembled each team will be assigned a country, with trade-able goods. A fate card will be given to each team, which will tell them where they should journey and how many people to take with them. The students will explore the other teams countries to trade with them and learn more about the world, much as the Vikings would have done. This workshop can be a pre or post exhibit workshop.
Vikings Jeopardy (9th-12th grades)
This is a game show styled workshop in which the students will compete in small teams. They will have their knowledge tested on Viking life & death, Viking relics, Viking family home, Viking culture, and Viking Gods. This workshop should only be a post exhibit workshop. The questions will require knowledge the students will gain inside the exhibit.