Microsoft’s HoloLens is coming to Escape Velocity

Museum of Science Fiction

February 9, 2017

Dear science fiction fans –
We’ve been working hard to get 2017 off to a great start. The event planning for this year’s Escape Velocity already looks super exciting – have a look below at some of our early preparations. More amazing announcements will be coming next month. Stay tuned!
Thanks again for your support. I hope to see you at Escape Velocity in September!

Best regards,

Greg Viggiano
Executive Director

Microsoft HoloLens at Escape Velocity
If you ever wanted to see what second generation virtual reality looks like, here’s your chance. The Microsoft HoloLens will be at Escape Velocity to show visitors the future of VR: mixed reality!
The impact on everything from video gaming to education is stunning.

Google is bringing Science Journal to EV17
The Google Science Journal app allows you to gather data from the world around you. It uses sensors to measure your environment, like light and sound, so you can graph your data, record your experiments, and organize your questions and ideas. Download the app here

Katsucon 2017
The Museum is excited to work with our friends at Katsucon this year where we will have a booth and exhibit some original art and models from our Museum gallery. The show is next week starting on the 17th and is already sold out, but we are doing a special ticket giveaway to give you the chance to attend.

Open Call for EV17 Discussion Panels
We are offering an open call for panels. If you have a panel idea, please submit it using the following link no later than February 28, 2017. While each year has an overall theme, all topics are welcome:

If you would like to be considered for a moderator slot, please contact Shauna Fitzgerald, VP of Special Events and Planning, at

Panelists and moderators will receive two (2) free weekend passes.

Image credit: DOER Marine

Deep Ocean Robotics Competition
There isn’t much time left to enter the Museum’s ocean research and robotics competition; the deadline is March 15, so send in those entries, teams! The competition is open to all high school students; read the entry rules and register here.

Image credit: NASA
Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, the continental US will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979. NASA has a fantastic website dedicated to this rare event that explains the science behind the phenomenon and the best times and places to witness it.

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

If you are in the Boston area this week, our friends at Boston SciFi are holding their annual film festival and marathon starting tomorrow and running to the 20th. The festival is the oldest genre fest in America, and this year they are celebrating their 42nd anniversary. Tickets are still available here.

Museum membership gets you a 50% discount!

Join now and get 3-day weekend passes (friends and family included) at a 50% discount:

Buy Tickets and Book Rooms Now!
We have excellent hotel room rates this year, and anyone who books two or more nights before August 15 will receive one (1) free weekend pass – so please share this information with your friends! Book a hotel room here:

Tickets are on sale now, and we are pleased to have PAY IT FORWARD tickets available this year. Each PAY IT FORWARD ticket will provide single-day entry to a youth from an underserved community in the DC metro area: