Rockin' Event Review: Pixar Preview at the Science Museum of Minnesota

On June 8th The Science Museum of Minnesota hosted "Social Science: Pixar Preview" a 21+ evening for their new exhibit "The Science Behind Pixar." The exhibit runs through Labor Day September 4, 2017.

The exhibit is great for anyone who has ever wondered how a 3D animated film made all the way to the super geek (like moi). It had great photo ops.

 Full-sized for photo ops!

Full-sized for photo ops!

 Life-sized Wall•e.

Life-sized Wall•e.

 We found some fashionable ladies!

We found some fashionable ladies!

There was also examples of concept art and character sculptures.

 Concept art.

Concept art.

 Sketches.

Sketches.

 Sculpture example used to render a character from all angles.

Sculpture example used to render a character from all angles.

The exhibit let guests dive deeper into the technical aspects of 3D animation.

 So much to learn.

So much to learn.

 Without the fur.

Without the fur.

 Who knew B.F.D.F. was even a thing?

Who knew B.F.D.F. was even a thing?

 So tedious. 

So tedious. 

 Can you imagine the details pixel by pixel?

Can you imagine the details pixel by pixel?

 The step by step process to the final film was fascinating.

The step by step process to the final film was fascinating.

 Who knew underneath they all look like Tim Burton films?

Who knew underneath they all look like Tim Burton films?

The best parts of the exhibit was all the hands on stations that let you try your hand at all the different aspects that come together to make a film.

 There were all sorts of activity stations to try.

There were all sorts of activity stations to try.

 Build a robot.

Build a robot.

 Learn how to move objects on a 3D space.

Learn how to move objects on a 3D space.

 Learn camera perspective in movies like "A Bug's Life."

Learn camera perspective in movies like "A Bug's Life."

 You could try out stop motion animation.

You could try out stop motion animation.

I highly recommend the exhibit. I may have taken 3 hours to get through it... it probably won't take you that long but there is plenty more to do at the museum and you can easily spend a whole day exploring and learning!