The Space Center Houston is making the most of its relationship with famed filmmaker George Lucas, who's a longtime fan of NASA. Last year, the center hosted "The Cinema of George Lucas," which featured dozens of Star Wars-related items from Lucas's personal collection of props and movie artifacts as well as some well-known hardware, including one very shiny guy named C-3PO. Now it's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," an all-new, original Lucasfilm interactive exhibit that allows fans to step into action scenes from the films.
At Clone Wars Blaster Training, visitors armed with blasters face off with Ventris and a band of Separatists on the battlefront in an effort to save the Republic. In Battle Droids, a fast-paced confrontation in the sky, players scale a vertical 360-degree loop. There's also Blue Cliffs of Vanqor, a challenging climbing experience featuring an intelligent rock formation; Chasms of Geonosis, an obstacle course nearly 20 feet above the ground; and Castle of Teth, a maze of seemingly endless hallways with countless mirrored reflections and constantly changing pathways. The fun starts Memorial Day weekend. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Through September 19. 1601 NASA Parkway. For information, call 281-244-2100 or visit www.spacecenter.org. $15.95 to $19.95.
May 30-Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2010