Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Star Wars at the Lafayette Science Museum

The boys and I drove to Lafayette, La. today to see the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Lafayette Science Museum. The show was larger than I expected, chock full of props, costumes, clips, and directors’ comments as well as plenty of interactive robotics and science stations including weather, biomedical prosthetics, transportation of the future, space and aeronautics and more. There's a Millennium Falcon simulation we didn't get tickets for and a robotics video we didn't have time for. The show ends January 17.

Looking at the displays, I realized there must have been a few Star Wars episodes I missed. I didn’t recognize the white woolly snow creatures. I’ve never been a huge Star Wars fan. My boys wanted to see the exhibit. But it did bring back memories. Star Wars was one of the first movies I saw at a theater without my parents. Jaws may have been first.

Here’s Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder.

We also went to the planetarium. Nothing like a show on the stars, sun, and galaxies to make an earthling feel humble.

After our museum visit, we ate a fabulous dinner next door at Athena Greek and Lebanese Restaurant. Gyro, falafel, hummus, greek salad, and tiramisu . . . all delicious!

Got any Star Wars memories or stories you’d care to share?

May the Force be with you!


Common Household Mom said...

Main Star Wars memory:

Princess Leia to Han Solo: "I love you."
Han Solo: "I know."

Jan Rider Newman said...

Charles and I took our son to see the first Star Wars movie, and I must've seen it before, because I knew a scene was coming where Obi-Wan chopped off something's arm with a light saber. So I threw my arm in front of my then-little-boy's eyes so he wouldn't see something so horrible. Ha! He looked at me like I'd lost my mind. "What's the matter, Mom?"