As movie fanatics we love museum exhibits that show you the behind-the-scenes of it all. And the new exhibit on the technology behind James Cameron’s ground-breaking 2009 film Avatar at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, looks like it will be worth a visit.
Avatar still holds the record as the highest-grossing film of all time. Cameron spent years developing the performance-capture technology used to create the computer-generated blue giants, as well as the lush environment of the planet Pandora where the adventure film was set and the language used by the Na’vi species that inhabits it.
According to the museum website, visitors will get to see themselves rendered as animated Avatars, direct a scene using a hand-held monitor similar to Cameron’s virtual camera system, and develop a new type of plant using the same design process used by the filmmakers.
The exhibit also features actual props, costumes, concept models and sketches used to make the film. This week, through February 23, the museum is also showing the film in 3D in its IMAX theater. Discounted combination tickets to the film and the museum are available.
Avatar the Exhibition is listed for ages 8 and up and runs through May 19.