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Special Exhibition

The Science Behind Pixar

Exhibition Period: From 30 July 2021 (Friday) to 1 December 2021 (Wednesday)

The world's first entirely computer-animated feature film, Toy Story, was created and shown in 1995. Since then, the Pixar Animation Studios has been creating many groundbreaking popular films. But how do artists and computer scientists work together and use their creativity, imagination, artistry and computer technology to introduce a new medium for storytelling?

"The Science Behind Pixar" exhibition, developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, aims to take you through the mysterious filmmaking process and offers you an unparalleled insight into the production pipeline and how science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) concepts are ingeniously merged together to create the lively characters and realistic scenes you see on screen.

With more than 50 fun and engaging interactive exhibits, maquettes, models, and videos, the exhibition is organised into eight sections, each focusing on a step of Pixar's technical process. Besides informative and enlightening videos, you will experience different roles within the production pipeline, through screen-based activities and physical interactive elements providing a behind-the-scenes immersive look at these processes. In Modeling, for example, you will have the opportunity to create a digital sculpture from an artist's sketch. Rigging discusses the basic concept of virtual skeletons and showcases how the animators pose characters. In Sets & Cameras, you will discover how the camera can be manipulated to create the bug's-eye view seen in A Bug's Life. And don't forget that there are many of your favourite Pixar film characters here, including Buzz Lightyear and Dory, waiting to take a picture with you!

Venue: G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Special Admission Arrangement:
For a better visiting experience, all visitors to this exhibition are required to make an advance booking through the Museum's e-booking system. The system will update at 7:00am every day. Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance. Visitors who make a booking should present the QR code on the confirmation email, purchase a ticket or Museum Pass when they arrive at the Box Office of the Hong Kong Science Museum. Museum Pass Holders are also required to book in advance and present a QR code to enter the exhibition. Members of the public are advised to plan their visits beforehand.

Admission Fee:
$30, $21#, $15* (Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, fee including admission to the Permanent Exhibition Hall)
$10, $7#, $5* (Wednesdays, free admission to the Permanent Exhibition Hall)
$5 (Full-time students)

#Special rate of Standard Ticket for groups of 20 people or more per visit
*Applicable to people with disabilities (and one accompanying-carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above
Free admission for Museum Pass holders and children under 4 years old accompanied by an adult with ticket

No free admission on Wednesdays

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum
Produced by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios
Fully supported by The Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong) Limited

For details of the exhibition, please click here.


Last Modified: 02-08-2021

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