The Science Behind Pixar | Science Museum of Minnesota

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The Science Behind Pixar
© Michael Malyszko

The Science Behind Pixar

Opens Friday, June 9

Buzz Lightyear. Dory. Mike. Sulley. No matter who is your favorite Pixar character (or what your age), you’ll love exploring The Science Behind Pixar! This new, special exhibition gives you an unparalleled look at Pixar’s filmmaking process and let’s you explore the science and technology that brings to life the world’s most beloved animated films and their memorable characters. The Science Museum of Minnesota is the first Midwest stop of this traveling exhibit—and it’s only here for a limited time. Don’t miss it!

Meet the characters
Meet the characters

Come face to face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL-E. Don’t forget your camera! Photos are welcome and encouraged.

Filmmaking process
Filmmaking process

Through more than 40 interactive elements, like screen-based activities and hands-on components, you’ll examine the eight steps of the Pixar production pipeline, from modeling to final rendering.

Meet the team
Meet the team

Hear firsthand perspectives from the artists and computer scientists whose work creates these award-winning films.

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Sign up for Science Museum News below to be on our Ticket Priority List! You’ll receive information and access to purchase tickets to The Science Behind Pixar and Social Science: Pixar Preview before they go on sale to the general public. (If you are already on our email list, you do not need to register.)

Social Science: Pixar Preview

Get a sneak peak – before the kids!
For those 21 and over, join us for a preview of The Science Behind Pixar exhibition before it opens to the public. Social Science: Pixar Preview will be held Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. Explore the exhibit and the museum, hear some music, and enjoy special programs and presentations. It’s okay to be a kid at heart, but you’ll need to bring a valid 21+ ID to this event.

The Science Behind Pixar will be at the museum from Friday, June 9 through Labor Day, September 4.

The Science Behind Pixar was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.

Photos: © Michael Malyszko and © Nicolaus Czarnecki

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