Escape Velocity 2018: Millennium Falcon; Ghostbusters Return; Plus a special offer!

Just Announced!

Take A Seat In The Millennium Falcon This Year!

This year’s attendees can get their photo taken inside the cockpit of the legendary Millennium Falcon from Star Wars! Plus, meet Darth Vader and his storm troopers from the 501st Legion in the exhibit hall. You can even sit in on the “Laws of Star Wars” panel and get answers to question like Are clones people? What are their rights (and the rights of robots)? Who owns R2D2 and C3PO?

Deadline Approaching!
Save 20% now when you use registration code “EV20”
Offer ends on April 30, 2018.

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Weekend passes start at $50 – Only $40 with registration code EV20.
Kids 10 and younger get free admission (must be accompanied by an adult)!

More Highlights…

A Special Program on 2001: A Space Odyssey

Be part of a special event to celebrate the anniversary of the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Join in a screening and discussion panel with Rob Godwin and Adam Johnson, publisher and author of the book, The Lost Science of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

2001: A Space Odyssey »

New! Gaming & Simulation Track

Escape Velocity 2018 will feature a new Gaming & Simulation track, with panels and events covering both video games and boardgames, and will include a peek into the world of professional wargaming and simulation as practiced in the defense and intelligence community.

Gaming & Simulation Track »

The Ghostbusters are back!

Learn about the engineering behind the technology that is shown in the Ghostbusters franchise. Get an accurate prop and costume examination and breakdown with subject matter experts from the Tri State and Charm City Ghostbusters. Plus, meet the team on on the exhibit hall floor and get your photo taken in front of one of the Ghostbuster mobiles!

Don’t miss these activities and dozens more this year.

Full List of Activities

The Humans to Mars Summit

Attention DC Area residents! Attend the Humans to Mars Summit, May 8 to 10, 2018.

The Humans To Mars Summit provides an unparalleled platform to industry, government, and the scientific, entertainment, and academic communities, to present developing hardware and other innovations, to collaborate and to foster partnerships, to affect space policy, and to encourage students to pursue STEAM careers.

Museum of Science Fiction newsletter subscribers get 15% of registration with code EVMars.

Learn More

The Museum of Science Fiction and NASA are partnering to bring Escape Velocity 2018 to Washington, DC.

The event is a futuristic world’s fair to promote informal STEAM educational activities within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. Escape Velocity 2018 seeks to make a measurable positive impact to boost informal learning on the more conceptually challenging academic areas.

Escape Velocity’s mission is to attract young people to science, technology, engineering, art, and math by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining science festival in the United States using science fiction as its primary engine.

Escape Velocity will achieve orbit on May 25-27, 2018 at the Marriott Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.