Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

Past Event: 4 June 2009 to 8 November 2009

Jedi Master, Yoda
Jedi Master, Yoda, sitting on a tree on Dagobah. Episode V: Empire Strikes Back. Visitors can see a Yoda puppet up-close in Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination.
Photo © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Journey into a galaxy far, far away and discover the science behind the Star Wars films.

Could cars that hover above the ground become the mass transit of the future? Will we ever have droids like C-3PO? Fantasy and reality join forces in Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination.

The exhibition will feature authentic costumes and props from the entire Star Wars saga, such as Darth Vader’s menacing attire and Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder – used in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

This is the first exhibition to showcase more than 80 costumes, interactive displays, models and props from all six Star Wars films, together with modern technologies that offer the potential to one day make the world of Star Wars a reality.

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Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation, was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd. The exhibition is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, USA. © 2009 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. This exhibition is indemnified by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.

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Tim 15 April, 2011 09:05
Will Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination come back to Melbourne?
Discovery Centre 16 April, 2011 16:49
Tim - there are no plans at this stage for this to return to Australia; the exhibition has returned to the United States, and is currently in Seattle
Lyndi 5 May, 2011 20:03
If there is any chance of the exhibition coming back please let us know my son Noa REALLY wanted to go the 1st time around & we couldn't get there. Thanks
Discovery Centre 10 May, 2011 10:41

Hi Lyndi,

Unfortunately there is no intention of bringing Star Wars back to Scienceworks


Nick 6 August, 2011 19:04
That's such a shame, so many people i know missed it including myself. wish i could have seen it :'(
Mark Allanson (TK671) 8 February, 2012 13:07
Still have fond memories of trooping this event with fellow members of the 501st Legion and other local Star Wars fan club enthusiasts. How cool was it to be amongst the original props from the films whilst providing a bit of fun for the patrons via interaction and photographs with stormtroopers and other classic characters from the saga. Well done to all Scienceworks staff for making us feel so welcome.
sean 17 May, 2012 10:26
bring back starwars soon plesae
Jack Williams 3 July, 2012 16:26
I really wanted the Star Wars to come back to Austrlia. It would be so great. Please get it back to Oz.
Daniel 13 March, 2015 17:40
Yes! i went the first time around, feels like so long ago. IT WAS AMAZING! i've since purchase a Star Wars costume, so if it ever comes back im going in my costume!
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