The Museum of Science Fiction is trying to raise money for a preview museum

Washington, D.C. is opening a science fiction museum by 2017 Photo: Courtesy Museum of Science Fiction

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2013 —A museum devoted entirely to everything science-fiction is planning to land in Washington, D.C.

The group behind the museum is hoping that they can have the first ever museum entirely about Sci-Fi fully open and operational by 2017. They hope to have the preview location as early as 2014.

The Museum of Science Fiction is currently raising funds for the project on IndieGoGo, where they showcase an impressive collection of pledged artifacts (including many original ship props from the Star Trek series as well as a large collection of paintings from the Howard and Jane Frank Art Collection), and a general plan for the preview museum’s 3,000 Square-foot layout.

The group is hopeful about crowd funding the museum. Sites like IndieGoGo and Kickstarter have become quite popular with fan culture- which is exactly the group the Museum of Science Fiction is trying to reach out to.

“The power of the fan is undeniable in science fiction… In fact, this non-profit museum project was founded and developed by a staff of dedicated fans who want to share the inspiration of science fiction” according to the IndieGoGo page for the Museum.

Fans hoping to help the museum reach their goal of $160,000 can still contribute for the next 21 days. Certain dollar amounts, starting from $25 and up, earn contributors rewards that can be found on the Museum’s donation page.


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