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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

March 29, 2017 - April 9, 2017

$9.95 – $14.95


Ever wonder how children’s animated movies are made? The California Science Center’s The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition looks at the studio’s canon, from 1995’s Toy Story to last year’s Inside Out, and how computer scientists and artists bring their concepts to the big screen. Co-organized by Pixar Animation Studios and Museum of Science, Boston, the exhibit includes eight, themed and interactive sections – “Modeling, Rigging, Surfaces, Sets & Camera, Animation, Simulation, Lighting and Rendering” – each focusing on an aspect of the filmmaking process, as well as first-hand accounts from Pixar employees and cast members and life-size recreations of Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, WALL-E and other characters.

Ticket prices are as follows:

$14.95, $11.95 students and seniors, $9.95 children

Tickets available now!


Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar filmmaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with the west coast premiere of The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. This 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.




With more than 40 interactive exhibit elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams, and even come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

Created by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios


March 29, 2017
April 9, 2017
$9.95 – $14.95


Museum of Science, Boston
Pixar Animation Studios


California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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