The Science Fiction Museum at the Experience Music Project in Seattle Washington is a museum that I like going back to multiple times. The museum used to have an amazing collection of old science fiction books, with tons of information on the history of science fiction. My favourite part of it was the great props from and exhibits of Star Trek shows. Now, in the main space they have an Avatar exhibit, and a Battlestar Galactica exhibit upstairs.
I really loved seeing the Avatar movie, and clearly many others did as well. I have seen it a few times already, but after checking out this exhibit, I want to see it again.
One could easily spend an hour or 2 at the Avatar exhibit—there’s lots of props, scale models, drawings, and several interesting videos to check out.
They showed how they created/put together the vegetation in the movie. They really thought out how different species of plants and animals would interact in a world. I was really impressed to learn how much went in to creating these different things for the movie.
One of many models, above.
There are many things to look at that will hold your attention, but there are also many things to interact with. There are little handheld devices you pick up to move around and film a short scene:
I thought this was a great piece of technology, and it would be fun for people of all ages to try out.
They also allowed you to become an Avatar character:
Check out the video of me as an Avatar character:
Current Exhibits at thecan be found here.
Location: at Seattle Center 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA You can take the monorail from downtown Seattle to get there.
Admission: 12$ for children, $15 for adults (these are the discounted rates for purchasing online. Prices are a few dollars more if you purchase in person).
Hours: Daily 10 to 5
Recommended: Whether you’re a fan of the movie, or a fan of science fiction in general. . .or just want something fun to do with or without your children, this exhibit at the Science Fiction Museum is well-worth a visit.
Did you enjoy watching the Avatar movie? What did you like best about it?