Interactive science exhibit will showcase the filmmaking process for movies such as Toy Story and Inside Out.
Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios has partnered with the Los Angeles-based California Science Center to launch the West Coast premiere of The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition, opening Oct. 15.
The 12,000-sq. foot exhibit will feature more than 40 interactive elements and will demonstrate the science, technology, engineering and math concepts used by Pixar storytellers to bring their ideas to the bring screen.
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition will also highlight eight steps in the filmmaking process–modeling, rigging, surfaces, sets and camera, animation, simulation, lighting and rendering. Through each section, visitors will learn about the filmmaking process through hands-on activities inspired by Pixar’s films ranging from Toy Story to Inside Out as well as participate in interactive activities such as photo opportunities and more.
“The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition is a fun, hands-on experience where guests can explore the art and science of animation at Pixar as though they were part of the production team,” says Jeffrey N. Rudolph, president and chief executive officer, California Science Center. “It’s a great opportunity for them to participate in the step-by-step process where art incorporates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to make all the elements of an animated film seem more believable.”
The new exhibition was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, and is part of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaboration, of which the California Science Center is a member.