'Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience' is coming to the USS Intrepid this summer

The museum exhibit will allow fans to study Starfleet culture as part of "Starfleet Academy’s Career Day."

In case you've been living under a tribble, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. To celebrate half a century of the sci-fi franchise, all manners of events are being held. There is a cruise, a massive convention, a new movie, a new television series, a clothing line, a makeup line and much, much more.

Beginning July 9, those lucky enough to get to New York City can visit Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. The museum exhibit is opening aboard the USS Intrepid, which sits on Pier 86 along the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan. A naval museum might seem like a strange location for a Star Trek exhibit, but what is Star Trek if not a space navy? Besides, NASA's Space Shuttle Enterprise is on display at the Intrepid Museum.

The Intrepid Museum will be the first venue in the United States to host this immersive “Trek Tech” experience, a sort of quick fantasy camp. The exhibit allows visitors to join Starfleet Academy’s Career Day, which includes orientation and nine zones of study in language, medicine, engineering, navigation, command and science. Tickets cost $18–$35. The exhibit runs through October 31, 2016. (That final day will be a cosplay dream.)

Visit the Intrepid website for more information.

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