“The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit to open in October at California ScienCenter

in Entertainment, Events, Pixar

Image Copyright Michael Malyszko

Have you ever wondered about the step-by-step process that goes into making your favorite Pixar movies? Are you curious about the physics of Sully’s hair, or Buzz Lightyear’s “falling with style?” Then California ScienCenter‘s upcoming exhibit “The Science Behind Pixar” might be the perfect thing for you.

The interactive 12,000-square-foot exhibition, which originated at the Museum of Science in Boston and was also formerly housed at The Franklin Insititute in Philadelphia, showcases a wide array of the “science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts” utilized by Pixar artists and storytellers in crafting some of the most beloved blockbuster movies of the past two decades.

Image Copyright Michael Malyszko
Image Copyright Michael Malyszko

From the description at the official ScienCenter website:

With more than 40 interactive exhibit elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams, and even 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!

Image Copyright Michael Malyszko
Image Copyright Michael Malyszko

The California Science Center will be the home for the exhibit’s West Coast debut when it premieres on October 15th.

Image Copyright Michael Malyszko
Image Copyright Michael Malyszko

  1. Paula Wagner

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for posting info about the upcoming exhibit, “Science Behind Pixar.” If you could please make a correction regarding our name, it would be greatly appreciated. All written references should say “California Science Center.” The version, “California ScienCenter,” was an interesting treatment of the name and logo 18 years ago when we opened but was never adopted in print.

    If you have any questions, please let me know:

    pwagner@cscmail.org or (213) 744-2144

    Thank you for your help!

    Best regards,

    Associate Director, Communications
    California Science Center

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