Yesterday we dropped into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. And if you’re a Trekkie you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
The museum has the actual model used in the original Star Trek TV show: NCC-1701.
Gifted to the Smithsonian by Paramount Pictures here are the dimensions of the “studio model”:
- 3.3 feet in length
- the main saucer is 5 feet in diameter
- NCC-1701 stands 2 feet 8 inches in height
- the engine pods are 6 feet long
- the secondary hull is 4 feet 7 inches long
- weight: 200 lbs
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We recently bought a family membership to the Aga Khan Museum. We’ve had memberships to the Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum, Marineland, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
During last month’s Doors Open Toronto we decided to pay this architectural beauty (near our home too!) a visit.
Here are some photos:
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in Hamilton, Ontario is a Canadian aviation museum and has over 30 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters on display. However, it is so much more than a display. With the amazing volunteers, staff, exhibits, and workshops, the Museum is a fascinating place for kids (and adults) of all ages and interest levels.
This past weekend our Cub Scout pack visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for a special Night Ops event. Outside of accompanying my son (who is a member of the Cub pack) my real desire was to talk to someone who could shed a little light on the whole Avro Arrow mystery. I have my theories. 😉
It was a wonderful event and I’m glad I went. Here are some photos for all of you to enjoy.