"Star Trek: The Exhibition" begins its stay at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday. The exhibit covers 40 years of "Star Trek" history and includes artifacts from each "Trek" TV series and movie.
For instance, guests will see a re-creation of the Enterprise Bridge from the original series and may sit in the command chair of Capt. James T. Kirk. Other attractions will include original costumes, communicators, a Borg Assimilation chamber, the sick bay from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and a full-scale model of the Scorpion ship from "Star Trek Nemesis."
It's the first time the interactive exhibit has been in the southeast U.S., and it's part of the Visitor Complex's "Sci-Fi Summer: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact" promotion. Other parts will include the "Star Trek Live" show, which has live stage performances, special effects and audience participation, plus B9 (a robot from the "Lost in Space" television series) and Max Q (a robot who introduces guests to robot exploration).
The complex also is touting its "Launch of a Lifetime Sweepstakes" that includes the prize for a trip to space aboard the XCOR Aerospace Lynx Vehicle, including space-flight training.
The promotion lasts through Sept. 5. Current operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., although closing time varies throughout the summer. For more information, go to www.kennedyspacecenter.com.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times