Museum of Science, Boston, MA, USA
The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy – The Exhibition
The Boston stop at the Museum of Science is the first stop on the North
American Continent. Many, many caught the exhibit, please check our other
tabs here for reviews.
- Museum of Science, Boston
- General museum web site:
- Museum exhibit FAQ:
Ticketing Information on the web site
- MOS Members, $3
- General admission: Adults $19, Seniors $17, Children $16
- If you belong to another museum group, check the websites to see
if they have complement memberships within the MOS groups... you
may be eligible for $3 tickets.
- Tickets are on sale now
- Ticket Sales :
- by phone: 617-723-2500
- timed entry, but you may stay as long as you wish.
- Hours: Sat-Thurs: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m.-9 p.m
- More info on tickets in our May 3rd
- Run dates:
- Aug 1, 2004 - Oct 24, 2004
- Special event Sunday August 1, 2004 from 12:01 am to 8:45 am.
Special ticket price of $5 for this one time only event..
- Costumes encouraged. No
weapons, not even the prop variety or even staffs.
- Bring a sketch pad. No cameras
- Visiting Boston information <here>
LOTR Costume Events that were planned around the
- Main gathering times
- Opening Party was..
- Midnight event, July 1 / August 1, 2004
- 9am, August 1, 2004
- Check for reviews in this section and see photos <here>
- Labor Day weekend / Ringers Moot & WorldCon
- October 4, 2004, 9am
For the most up-to-date information... join
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/LOTR_Costume_Gather/ and read the
If you want to know when people are going, first check the yahoo
database: there is a table set up for the exhibit (called "Boston"), browse
through, add on when you've decided what you're doing. Then everyone can
find who's going to be there when they are.
(Plan to bring pencil and paper... no photos... and they're being
fair about it.)
- Exhibit Interpreters needed for the LOTR Exhibit
October Specials (updated)
October 16th ( Sat.): Sean Astin (Sam
will visit the Museum for signing. No ticket required. 10am to
12pm and 1pm to 3pm in the Atrium at the foot of the stairs to the
exhibit. Copies of his book will be for sale and he will also sign one
additional item. No photographs will be allowed.
There's a 'New Zealand Food and Wine Tasting' on Oct. 14th;
reservations required (see the url above).
Metal forging demonstration on 10/9; 'Combat: Science and History'
lecture and demo on 10/9, 1-2:30 p.m., by staff from the John Woodman
Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA.
'Combat Choreography,' 10/9, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Watch LOTR combat
choreographer Tony Wolf lead a master class in the Museum's Blue Wing.
First Friday lecture: 10/1, 7 p.m., "Editing 'Wizardry' in "The Lord
of the Rings" Motion Picture Trilogy," Annie Collins, film editor.
Free seating tickets available after 5;45 p.m. in the Musuem lobby.
May 3, 2004 information for the MOS
We will be encouraging guests to attend in costume throughout the
entire run (August 1st to October 24). All we ask is that all
weaponry (and staffs) be left at home.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 1st at 9:00 AM
through three methods...
In person Box Office sales at the museum
Telephone sales at 617 723 2500
Web sales at www.mos.org
Tickets will be sold in 15 minute increments to control the
flow of people and to minimize waiting queues. You should plan being
inside the exhibit for at least 50 minutes to really experience/enjoy
Be aware that people who have a membership with the Museum of Science
have started to buy tickets already (they were able to as of May 1st).
Also, the time slots from 12:01 AM to 8:45 AM on August 1st will not go
on sale to anyone (members and non-members) until June 1st. Another good
reason to go during those unusual hours on the first day.
Items in the exhibit:
- The exhibit list is assumed to be the same as Te Papa... see the list
- This list is compiled from the press releases
- Frodo and the
Hobbits, the wizards, the Black Riders, and elves from Middle-earth."
Elves include Arwen's Chase dress and Galadriel's beaded dress. (We
believe that will be the Mirror Dress.)
- Gandalf's robes and hat made from hand-woven fabric in
- An "amour corridor" featuring weapons belonging to Arwen,
Gandalf, Frodo and Aragorn
- A display on prosthetics such as Hobbit feet and Orc teeth
- "Displays of special effects such as CGI technology, and combined real
and digital action Interactive "scaling" display allowing visitors to
become Hobbit-sized in their own photo
- The transformation of Gollum: His digital creation using acting and
- The Ring experience: A large curved enclosure evoking the Cracks of
Doom where the One Ring must be thrown
- Cultures and races of Middle-earth: Looking at the Rohan and Elven
cultures and the characters Aragorn, Theoden and Arwen "
Anyone want to contribute these???? We're going to have lots
of out of towners.
Tips for planning your trip and extra costume and fabric sites
- General line info
- All tickets will be for timed admittance. "Tickets will be sold
in 15 minute increments to control the flow of people and to minimize
waiting queues. You should plan being inside the exhibit for at least 50
minutes to really experience/enjoy the exhibit."
- Hours: Sat-Thurs: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Admission to the LOTR exhibit for non-members is $19.00 U.S.D. with a
separate ticket for general exhibition hall admission usable on the same
day or within six months of purchase (we want you to come back!).
Admission for MOS members is $3.00 (yeah, $3! The benefits of membership;
check www.mos.org for other science museums that have reciprocal programs;
your local museum may be hooked up with ours, and you get the bennies!).
- The 'Science Street Cafe' is open on Fridays from 6-10 p.m., offering
cocktails, appetizers, gourmet entrees, and special desserts (is pricey
really intended for young, fidgety children, also plan accordingly).
- Go to the bathroom before going in; once you leave, you
won't be let back in unless you buy another ticket! However,
occasionally you can get a guard to let you in and out just don't plan on
- General travel info
- Downtown is net setup for lots of car and there is major
construction downtown. Park you car at the hotel and choose a
public transportation option.
- Extra sites to see
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