For immediate release
May 13, 2016
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience opens at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Ottawa, May 13, 2016 —The Canada Aviation and Space Museum has been transformed into a career fair for aspiring Starfleet cadets with the opening of Star TrekTM: The Starfleet Academy Experience.
The Experience, which is premiering in Ottawa as part of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, uses the Star Trek franchise as a springboard to teach visitors about science and technology.
Star TrekTM: The Starfleet Academy Experience is enriched with the science behind the science fiction of Star Trek. Visitors will learn about emerging technologies such as a functional tricorder, NASA’s warp drive theory, lasers, and teleporters.
The Experience, under licence by CBS Consumer Products, runs until September 5, 2016. Tickets are available online at joinstarfleetacademy.ca or at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum box office.
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“The Canada Aviation and Space Museum helps us explore the wonders of flight and space travel, as well as the contribution of aviation to the transformation and development of Canada. Through this project, the Museum is focusing on stimulating curiosity, creativity and innovation for every generation by exploring science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts."
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“We could not be more honoured and thrilled to not only host the world premiere, but to have been involved in the development of this unique experience for visitors of all ages. To be able to leverage such a beloved franchise to teach visitors about Space and science is a wonderful opportunity for the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.”
- Alex Benay, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
About the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is Canada’s national museum of aviation and Space and houses the most extensive collection of aircraft and Space exploration artifacts in the country. The Museum, located on an active airport, offers helicopter and vintage aircraft rides during the summer and simulator rides all year long. Cited as one of the top ten aviation and Space museums in the world according to a recent CNN survey, it host thousands of visitors each year, delivering fascinating and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. For more information visit casmuseum.techno-science.ca.
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