Museum of Science Fiction Coming to Washington, DC

  • Justin Stephani
  • December 23, 2013

A new sci-fi facility may descend on the nation's capital as early as next year.

Museum of Science Fiction Coming to Washington, DC

Along with such mainstays as the National Archives and the Hirshhorn, DC residents will—by late 2014, if everything goes as planned—have another unique museum to call their own: the Museum of Science Fiction.

The goal is to create 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 idea for the museum was hatched just six months ago and needs more volunteers—and more money—to come to fruition. To that end, the team behind the effort recently created an Indiegogo campaign that aims to raise $160,000 to help launch the nonprofit facility.

Aiming to span all mediums—from TV, movies, and books to comics, video games, and music—the museum’s earliest exhibits, says its executive director, Greg Viggiano, will include an X-wing fighter that needs refueling and photon torpedoes that need manning. No word on whether Klingon interpreters will be available to assist non-native speakers.

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