AVATAR: The Exhibition

Was at Liberty Science Center February 16, 2013 – May 19, 2013

Learn how director James Cameron created the film, Avatar, with groundbreaking use of performance capture and virtual and 3-D technologies. Includes interactive installations and original props. For ages 8 and up.

Members saw it exclusively February 9-15. Join or renew today!

  • Step onto a virtual set to see your own performance-capture avatar explore a 3D Pandoran environment in real time.
  • Have the magical experience of personally entering the world of Pandora, interacting with Avatar’s gentle, floating, glowing wood sprites.
  • Using a touch-screen interface, play a scene from Avatar, then activate or de-activate layers of sound in the scene – from dialogue to ambient sound and from special effects to orchestral scores that evoke particular emotional moods.
  • Listen to and learn the Na’vi language.
  • Explore the vast collection of concept art developed for Avatar using the intuitive interface of a touch table.
  • Be a director! Manipulate the three-dimensional orientation of a Virtual Camera and make directorial decisions about how to shoot a computer-rendered scene.
  • Develop a new type of plant based on the scientific/biological principles and design process used in making the film.

Educator Resource Guide

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James Cameron’s AVATAR: The Exhibition™ was organized by EMP Museum, Seattle, WA. ©2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.