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Monday, June 6, 2011

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition opens June 11, 2011

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition will open Saturday, June 11, at the Louisville Science Center. Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) produced the exhibition in partnership with Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. Based on the blockbuster film series and C.S. Lewis' beloved fictional books, the 5,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment and educational experience offers visitors the opportunity to tour scenes from the famed literary world of Narnia. Through authentic costumes, props and set dressings from the magical Narnia films, visitors will enter a three dimensional world that combines the wonders of science with aspects of fantasy.

Photobucket"This exhibition is a truly captivating and entertaining experience for all ages," said GES EVP and Chief Creative Officer Eddie Newquist. "From the scene displays and props seen in the Narnia films, to the scientific and educational aspects of the exhibition that stimulate the senses and the mind, guests will be transported into another world to experience Narnia like never before."

Once inside Narnia, visitors will view artifacts from C.S. Lewis’ personal study, including the original walk in wardrobe that started it all. Other interactive and instructive elements include:

  • A replica of the White Witch's Throne where visitors can sit on the icy throne and feel the chill. A nearby display describes the impact of climate change on our planet and investigates whether our planet could be frozen for 100 years, like the world of Narnia.
  • An area where visitors will have the opportunity to use a real working catapult similar to those used during medieval times, as well as lift a real sword used in the filming of The Chronicles of Narnia.
  • An area highlighting the mythical creatures of Narnia, which allows visitors to create their own creatures featured in the film. Three stacks of rotating, square blocks stand in three-, four- and six-foot configurations, each level featuring different aspects of a creature. By rearranging the different levels, visitors can create well-known characters from the Narnia films or mix and match the squares to create new characters.

With hands-on, interactive elements and original film artifacts, guests encounter topics like geography, archeology, engineering, humanity’s impact on nature and environmental changes. The Exhibition inspires visitors to learn more about the science behind The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition will be open through September 18. Tickets, which include admission to the Science Center’s permanent exhibits, are $13 for adults and $11 for children 2 to 12. Combination tickets, which include an IMAX film, are $18 for adults and $16 for children.

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