You are relaxing on your sofa, it is late night and you are watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on KOFY-TV. It seems you have seen this episode a zillion times before, you know it by heart. That does not matter, you have seen all five Star Trek television series and eleven Star Trek feature films. If only you could sit in the Captain’s chair on the Starship Enterprise.
Guess what kids! Not only can you sit in the Captain’s chair on an authentic replica of the Enterprise bridge, you will see original costumes, genuine props and authentic recreations of sets from the television series and feature films at Star Trek: The Exhibition coming to the Tech Museum.
You will also be able to ride through a Star Trek adventure in your choice of two full-motion flight simulators (extra fee).
Photography of any kind is not allowed inside Star Trek: The Exhibition; however, photos on the Bridge will be taken by a professional vendor.
Star Trek: The Exhibition begins October 23 and will run at least through the Christmas holidays.
Check the Tech Museum’s Star Trek: The Exhibition website for ticket pricing, hours, costume guidelines, and more.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street, San Jose
Tickets (includes admission to the museum): $25.00, adults; $19.00, ages 3-17; $22.00, seniors and college students. Other pricing options are available. Tech members get up to 40 percent off.
Fees for the simulator rides: $5.00 for the two-seat ride (the more aggressive of the two); $6.00 for the eight-seat ride; $8.00 to ride them both.
Live long and prosper!