Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition will open at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center on October 9 and run through January 5, 2011. Based on the blockbuster film series and C.S. Lewis' beloved fictional books, the 10,000-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.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition is presented by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media and is produced by Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. Tickets will go on sale soon at

"This exhibition is a truly captivating and entertaining experience for all ages," said Eddie Newquist, president of branded entertainment, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "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."

Visitors to the exhibition will view artifacts from C.S. Lewis' personal study and experience exciting environments such as the famous attic and wardrobe. Once inside Narnia, visitors will encounter falling snow and other interactive and instructive elements including:

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 featuring King Miraz's Castle from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian where visitors have the opportunity to build an arch, while learning about the architectural structure and strategy involved in the design.

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.

"We are delighted the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was chosen to be the next venue for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition," said Larry Capps, the Space & Rocket Center's CEO. "This special exhibition is truly entertaining and educational, which fits our goals to a tee." The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition is one in a series of traveling exhibits scheduled for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, with additional exhibits planned through 2013. All of the exhibits have a strong educational theme, thus keeping with the mission of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

First published in 1950, more than 100 million copies of The Chronicles of Narnia series have been sold in more than 50 languages. The series' first big-screen adaptation, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, grossed more than $745 million worldwide. The second installment in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, grossed more than $410 million. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has completed production and is expected to be released in December, 2010.

Tickets will be on-sale soon for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition. Special group rates will be available. Visit for more information or to purchase your tickets! Due to the expected response, advance ticket purchases are highly recommended and reservations strongly suggested to avoid lengthy admission delays.

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