State Fair to Host Largest Collection of Authentic Star Trek Sets, Props and Costumes
PUYALLUP - July 22, 2015 - Star Trek fans at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup can look forward to re-living their favorite memories at the Star Trek: The Exhibition throughout the run of the Fair, Sept. 11-27.
Star Trek: The Exhibition, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will run for 17 days and gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy an interactive, museum-style experience of one of the largest collections of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. This is a separate ticketed exhibit, and requires Fair admission. Exhibit tickets can be purchased in advance for $6.50 until Sept 10 at www.thefair.com/fun/details/star-trek, or $8 at the State Fair. Children five years and under are free in the exhibit with a paid adult. Online orders are subject to standard processing fees.
The Exhibition brings visitors into the Star Trek universe and allows them to connect with iconic Star Trek moments. Throughout this experience, visitors, especially younger visitors and youth, will be inspired and motivated to seek out more education, and perhaps ignite a passion for lifelong learning and careers in science and technology.
Star Trek fans and novices alike will have a first-hand interactive experience to explore the worlds, wisdom, science, stories, cultures, characters, fashions and fantasies of the Star Trek universe. . In the States, and around the world, Star Trek has become a sub-culture for many, supported by countless fan conventions and fan gatherings where many regularly gather and role-play in their favorite Star Trekcharacters.
Among the main attractions of The Exhibition is the opportunity to sit in the legendary Captain's chair where Captain Kirk and subsequently Captain Picard took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise; the opportunity to pose in front of a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise; and one-of-a-kind displays, interactive kiosks and rare photo opportunities.
"Our Orlando Star Trek: The Exhibition was a great success. We know that there are just as many fans of the show in the Pacific Northwest that would love this experience. This exhibition allows fans and visitors to explore and experience the world of Star Trek beyond the movie and TV screens in alive, hands-on way," commented Christoph Rahofer, president of EMS Entertainment.
For more information on the exhibition, you can visit www.ems-entertainment.com or Star Trek: The Exhibition facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/startrekexhibition or on the Washington State Fair website, www.thefair.com.
About Washington State Fair
The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event in September. For more info about the Sept. 11-27, 2015 Washington State Fair, visit www.thefair.com.
About EMS Entertainment
EMS is the leading global creator of world-renowned interactive exhibitions, family entertainment and live stage productions. Each year, millions of people experience EMS productions throughout Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The EMS portfolio includes Barbie The Dreamhouse Experience, CSI: The Experience, Star Trek: The Exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Man - Inventor - Genius, Terracotta Warriors, Dinosaurs - LIVE!, 1000 years of INCAgold and many more through partnerships with Mattel, CBS, 20th Century Fox and others. Visit us at www.ems-entertainment.com.