STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition at ArtScience Museum has just been extended – but by just two weeks! Originally, the blockbuster exhibition was due to end its run in Singapore on 13 June 2021. It has now been extended to 27 June 2021.
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition Extended To 27 June 2021
[Editor’s Note, 25 June 2021: Good news! STAR WARS Identities has been further extended to 25 July 2021]
This extension is greatly welcomed as it provides an additional window of time to visit the exhibition during the June school holidays, after the current Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) ends on 13 June 2021.
Of course, it is also possible to visit STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition even now as ArtScience Museum is still open and operating at 25% capacity. Visitors are only allowed to visit the exhibition in a maximum group size of two and the Trace Together token or app must be used to check-in.
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If you are looking forward to a visit to the exhibition, or if you are a fan and want to visit it again, here are some reasons that STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition is a must-do.
Original Exhibits from the Iconic Movies
Star Wars has had a huge impact on pop culture. From stormtroopers to space droids, many of its characters and tropes are instantly recognisable!
Amazingly, close to 200 of the actual props, costumes and artefacts used in the movies are on display at STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition. Each of these were specially selected from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’s vast collection of priceless movie artefacts.
Some of the exhibits at STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition include a puppet of Yoda, the Chewbacca suit that Peter Mayhew wore, the Darth Vader costume and a stunning display of different ships, like the Millennium Falcon, used in the filming of the first two trilogies.
Fans will not want to miss out on the chance to geek out on the original cast of Hans Solo frozen in carbonite from The Empire Strikes Back, Jabba the Hutt’s menacing looking eyes or the iconic gold bikini which Carrie Fisher wore as Princess Leia.
These are just a few of the items on display at the exhibition.
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Interactive Science Exhibition
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition is much more than a collection of artefacts. It is also a science-based experience where visitors can learn about how we are shaped as individuals.
The exhibition was originally created by the Montreal Science Centre together with a scientific community of neuropsychologists, psychologists, biochemist, occupational therapist and an education expert.
The exhibition explores how everyone’s personalities are shaped by their upbringing, experiences and choices. This is done within the setting of the Star Wars universe.
Visitors to the exhibition will be given an RFID wristband. This can be used to 10 interactive stations around the exhibition. As visitors will have to make choices such as their mentors and their vocation before eventually arriving at their personalised Star Wars character.
This custom Star Wars avatar can even be emailed to them as a digital memento.
The exhibition is an educational and fun experience, especially for families and children who can explore the various stations and exhibits together.
Search for Hidden “Extras”
Star Wars is an immensely rich universe, and one that is filled with easter eggs or bonus extras. STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition has its share of them too. These can be found in some of the original concept art which pre-date the movies as well as hidden away in some of the designs of the props.
Here are some that you can look out for when you visit STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition. Can you find them all?
- A character that was originally designed as elf.
- A tribute to Steven Spielberg’s movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
- An exhibit that comes from The Force Awakens.
- A character which has hair inspired by Albert Einstein.
Last Stop on a World Tour
Singapore is the last stop on the STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition “inter-galactic” world tour. The blockbuster exhibition first debuted in 2012 in Montreal, Canada. It has since toured France, Germany, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Japan. Singapore is its 12th and final stop.
Even its journey to Singapore has been pretty epic. It was originally scheduled to open in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the exhibition was delayed and exhibits had to be kept in storage under special, controlled conditions for around a year. It finally only opened to the public in January 2021.
It is fortunate that the exhibition has now been extended till 27 June, because of the latest restrictions, so that more people can view it before it ends.
Once the exhibition ends, all the artefacts will return to the vault in Los Angeles, California. Who knows when, and if, they will ever go on display again? Don’t miss out on this chance to view it.
Use Your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers
You can use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) to purchase tickets to STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition on both weekdays and weekends. There are multiple timeslots that can be selected so that you can visit it when it convenient to you.
At $25 per ticket, the SRV can fully cover your admission ticket to the blockbuster exhibition. Furthermore, if you are heading down with a child or youth, you can get a $10 subsidy on the child/youth ticket.
Visiting STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition
If you have yet to catch the exhibition (or want to view it again), the extension of STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition till 27 June 2021 is something you should definitely take advantage of.
Remember to book your tickets online and use your Trace Together app when visiting. Most importantly, have a wonderful time and May the Force be with You.
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[Editor’s Note: Good news! STAR WARS Identities has been further extended to 25 July 2021]
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