The 'Star Fleet Academy Experience,' making its US debut at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City, offers visitors the chance to experience life as a Starfleet Academy cadet as they attend the Academy's Career Day in the 26th century.
After student orientation, cadets will visit nine zones focused on the training center's specialties: Language, Medical, Navigation, Engineering, Command, and Science. Following these interactions, cadets will be assigned a specialty and a demeanor based on their individual training. The Starfleet Academy Experience will be presented in a dedicated 12,000-square-foot indoor space specially designed for the experience on Pier 86.
Die-hard Star Trek fans may recognize many of the props and costumes on display from the television show. In addition, there will be plenty of interactive activities and unique technologies, including Leap Motion, voice recognition to communicate in Klingon, a Medical Tricorder table with RFID sensors, planet-projection mapping, holograms, and a target game using Star Trek's iconic phasers. The exhibition is produced by EMS Entertainment, the leader in interactive immersive exhibitions, and is under license by CBS Consumer Products.
This year marks the golden anniversary of Star Trek, one of the most internationally beloved science fiction franchises, featuring six television series' and 13 feature films. The Intrepid Museum, also home to the space shuttle Enterprise, will be the first stop on the US tour for 'the Starfleet Academy Experience.'