Behind some of the coolest props in LSC's Star Trek exhibition

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Have you visited LSC's interactive, immersive exhibition, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience? If you haven't yet, hurry over – it's only here through May 28!

In this 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.

The exhibition features many actual props and costumes from the Star Trek series that have been provided courtesy of Martin Netter, a major Trekkie, who has been collecting items from the show for 38 years. With over 150,000 props, Netter even runs the Filmwelt Center in Germany, the world's largest private collection of original Star Trek stage props, costumes, and settings.

Though every prop is special to Netter, we asked him to pick out five items from our Star Trek exhibition here at LSC that are especially worth checking out!

Captain Kirk Costume

One of a kind! An original costume worn by Captain Kirk in the original series.


Just one of the many ways Star Trek was ahead of its time! These communicators existed in the series long before cell phones were a real thing.

Universal Translator

Yet another example of Star Trek technology being ahead of its time! The universal translator, which translated all kinds of alien languages, currently exists in the form of things like Google Translate and Skype Translator.


One of the most popular creatures from the Star Trek universe, the pesky Tribbles are safely contained here in our exhibition.

Guinan Costume

This costume belonged to Guinan, played by Whoopi Goldberg. A longtime fan of Star Trek since childhood, Goldberg was one of the series' most famous players.

Don't miss out! See all these props and more in Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, here through Memorial Day.

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