The Narnia Exhibition is Now Open!

Posted June 7, 2008 7:16 pm by fantasia_kitty

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition” opened today in Phoenix, Arizona. In case you’ve missed our previous reports on this exhibition produced by the Becker Group, Walt Disney Pictures, and Walden Media, here’s what it’s about:

Arizona Science Center is thrilled to premiere The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, a state-of-the-art educational exhibition based on the film series and C.S. Lewis’ beloved fictional books. The excitement of the stories is brought to life in immersive scenes that feature authentic costumes, props and set dressings from the films portraying the wonderful world of Narnia. The exhibition explores the science and natural history behind the mythical world of Narnia and stewardship for our own environment.

The journey begins in a recreation of C.S. Lewis’ personal study, featuring real artifacts from Lewis himself. Visitors then step into the famous attic wardrobe that transports them to the wintry world of Narnia featured in the first film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, complete with falling snow, cold wind and the White Witch’s ice palace.

A sampling of interactive elements include:

Replica of the Witch’s Throne from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – sit on the iconic, icy throne and feel the chill.
King Miraz’s Castle from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – build an arch, learn about the strategy involved in castle design and use a working catapult.
The Telmarine camp from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – lift and feel the tremendous weight of a real chain mail suit of armor and swords from the film.

The Arizona Reporter printed this page yesterday with a brief quote from Doug Gresham:

Arizona Reporter's note from Doug Gresham

Arizona Reporter's note from Doug Gresham

For more information on the Exhibition, visit the main website here or the Arizona Science Center website here.