Museum of Science Fiction Hoping to Open in 2017
More people should support the development of niche museums, because that's the only way they're going to become a reality. There's Dave Arnold's Museum of Food and Drink that's looking to open in New York in the next couple years, and now also the Museum of Science Fiction that is looking for funding and a location in Washington DC for an anticipated 2017 opening. "The Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, DC, will be the world's first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world." The museum isn't even a fourth of the way to its Indiegogo campaign goal, but its organizers anticipate most of its funding to come from private donors. Wired has a preview of the ambitious exhibits slated for the museum, which include a 1:10 replica of the Nautilus, a reproduction of an alien tripod from War of the Worlds, other full-scale replicas of aliens and robots from favorite genre films. But until 2017, there's always the awesome EMP Museum on the other side of the country in Seattle, where Paul Allen's collection of science fiction movie props have been housed for the past decade. My photos from that visit here.