Creatures and mechanical monsters come to life as the Science Museum of Virginia opens How to Make A Monster, which exposes the art and technology of animatronics behind creatures from the silver screen. This exhibition explores the connection between science, engineering, technology and art as they work together to create some of your favorite beasts and bio-mechanical creatures from blockbuster films and TV shows. “We believe in the power of STEM at the Museum. This summer, we will be defining STEM as science, technology, engineering and monsters,” says Rich Conti, Chief Wonder Officer. Showcasing the skills and processes involved in bringing a creature from the written page to the big screen, How To Make A Monster features the work of visual effects artist and Academy Award winner John Cox. The exhibition displays a vast array of creatures created by Cox – including flying aliens from Pitch Black (2000) and the giant creeping crocodile in Peter Pan (2003). Guests can become animatronic puppeteers, lighting technicians and creature designers as they get a first-hand look at iconic monsters like the abominable snowman, werewolves, dinosaurs and aliens – and watch the creations come to life right in front of their eyes!
Admission Fee: $11 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+
Last Updated: 5/27/2014 11:19 AM