EMS’s New Star Trek(TM): The Starfleet Academy Experience Exhibition to launch its world tour at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 – Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, a brand new interactive exhibit which uses the Star Trek franchise as a springboard to teach visitors about science and technology, will have its world debut at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) in Ottawa, Canada on “star date 052016” (20 May 2016).

This exhibition will inspire the Star Trek fan in everyone. Visitors will have the opportunity to become a Starfleet cadet, to beat the Kobayashi Maru test, and ultimately to pilot a starship from an active bridge.

“We are very proud to be developing this wonderful exhibition with our partners EMS and CBS Consumer Products,” said Alex Benay, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. “We are certain it will prove to be a ‘must-see’ for the 2016 summer tourists and locals alike, as well as a wonderful complement to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s existing visitor experiences and offerings on aviation and space travel.”

The Starfleet Academy Experience will provide newly-minted cadets with a first-of-its-kind “Trek Tech” immersive experience that takes the student from orientation into a rigorous training program involving simulated science, engineering, medical and command courses, through to graduation, and finally to the deck of an active starship. The experience is enriched with the actual science behind the science fiction of Star Trek as the participants learn about emerging technologies such as a functional tricorder, NASA’s warp drive theory, and the latest experiments with phasers and teleporters.

The exhibition is produced by EMS Entertainment, the leader in interactive immersive exhibitions, and under license by CBS Consumer Products. Ottawa is the first stop on a multi-city North American tour. The exhibition will be on view at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum from May until the end of September 2016.

Star Trek has had a profound influence on many technologies we use today, and the show continues to inspire new technology and science,” said Christoph Rahofer, CEO of EMS Entertainment and producer of the show. “With Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, we will present the history of the future and what is envisioned for the future of science and technology.”

Media and fans of the iconic franchise should stay tuned to our social media channels – follow hash tag #StarfleetAcademy and @AvSpaceMuseum — for more information in the coming months. Montreal Comiccon attendees can also visit the Starfleet Academy Experience booth (6100) this weekend.

The EMS Lounge is building bridges for the Eurovision Song Contest Fans

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EMS Entertainments first class location in Vienna the so called ‘EMS Lounge’ is the host of this year’s official Eurovision Song Contest Fan Café. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 (ESC 2015) will be the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest musical event. The contest takes place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst’s victory in the 2014 edition with her song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. Every year an estimated amount of about 180 million viewers watch the Eurovision Song Contest. Millions of fans travel to the capital of Austria to be part of this one of its kind event. The EMS Lounge is excited to be the host of the official EURO Fan Café organizing plenty of events around the ESC 2015. For more info visit www.emslounge.at and www.eurofancafe2015.com

Grand opening of the EMS Dinosaurs LIVE! exhibit in Austria!

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May 12, 2015 – EMS opened up the spectacular Dinosaurs LIVE! exhibit at the well-known exhibit center ARENA NOVA in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The opening ceremony was an incredible success attended by plenty of opinion leaders such as politicians, journalists, museums and schools principles.

Dinosaurs LIVE! is a highly interactive and educational exhibition about the most impressive creatures that ever lived on our planet. The dinosaurs literally become alive with the help of up to 30 larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs: They breathe, they move, they roar! So, parents grab your kids and some safari hats and get set for a lifetime adventure at ARENA NOVA!

For more info visit www.arenanova.at

New interactive Star Trek exhibit!

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Debuting as part of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the all-new touring interactive exhibit, The Starfleet Academy Experience, will immerse cadets in a first-of-its-kind ‘Trek Tech’ environment. Following a student orientation, cadets will complete science, engineering, medical and command courses before graduating from Starfleet Academy and receiving their commissioning in Starfleet. The unique STEM curriculum will blend Star Trek’s expanding universe with current and near-future developments to showcase the everlasting relevance and impact of innovation and technology on tomorrow’s world. Engaging stories featuring the legendary Starfleet officers and personnel will be woven throughout each segment to ensure that every cadet will be looking forward to experiencing their very own voyage to The Final Frontier.

The average time spent is targeted to 60 minutes with additional time available at optional Star Trek games, infograms and displays showcasing Star Trek’s influence on technology. The Starfleet Academy Experience will cover 7,000 to 15,000 sqft and accommodate up to 300 visitors per hour. A condensed version will be available for smaller exhibition spaces. Extensive retail, photo, simulator and cross-marketing opportunities are available with the iconic Star Trek brand.

Visit the website for more information and bookings!

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