After spending most of the year in Canada, the Starfleet Academy Experience traveling exhibit returns to the New York City area this month, beaming down to the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey starting October 28.

Last year the Academy Experience set up shop at the USS Intrepid museum in New York City, where fans – including our team – had the chance to tour the interactive exhibit, home to a number of screen-used Trek props and costumes, as well as a recreation of the Enterprise-D bridge with video ‘tests’ throughout the presentation.

Here are just a few of our photos from the Intrepid exhibit last summer; you can find our full gallery in the TrekCore image archives.

From October 28 – May 28, 2018, the Liberty Science Center – just a 30 minute drive from New York City – will be host to the next Academy Experience.

In this interactive, immersive exhibition based on one of the world’s most popular sci-fi series, you’ll step into the shoes of a newly minted cadet in the 26th century. As you travel through nine different zones, you’ll receive the necessary science, engineering, medical, and command training to navigate your way from orientation through graduation.

Both Trekkies and non-Trekkies will be engaged by the science behind the science fiction. Learn how Star Trek paved the way for many of today’s cutting-edge technologies—such as a functional tricorder, NASA’s warp drive theory, and experiments involving phasers and teleporters—and even get a glimpse into the future of Star Trek science.

The Liberty Science Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays all year — if you’re in the tri-state area and didn’t have an opportunity to visit the Academy Experience last year, be sure and plan an away mission this time around!

Thanks to Marina Kravchuk for the tip!

  • Sounds like a lot of fun! It’s just over four hours from Boston … Trek Core people who’ve been, was it worth an 8-hour round trip?

    • If that was the ONLY reason you’d be traveling, it’s probably not worth that kind of commitment – but if you find yourself in the area it’s certainly a neat experience!

      • Thanks for the reply; that’s very useful information to have before I drag my husband down to NYC. 🙂

  • Eric Watson

    Was “26th century” a typo, misprint or error? If it is correct, that could actually be pretty cool. This makes me want to fly to NY.

    • Fiery Little One

      Typo. I did it during it’s last week in Ottawa. They don’t even try to imply it’s further than what we know (around NEM). The screens on the computers look a little odd, though.