The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

Closing April 16

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IMPORTANT NOTE - Due to the popularity of this exhibition, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
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Take a peek inside.

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

What people are saying...

This is extraordinary… you will never view another Pixar film the same way.” –Gayle Anderson, KTLA

“If you’re truly interested in the art of animated filmmaking, the "Science Behind Pixar" is a can’t-miss exhibit”LA Weekly

“Calling all mini movie buffs and science lovers!​”  –Red Tricycle

“A perfect destination for anyone who wants to know more about how Pixar works its magic”   –Inside the Magic

...definitely something for the entire family.”  –Family Choice Awards

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
© Michael Malyszko
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
© Nicolaus Czarnecki
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
© Michael Malyszko
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
© Michael Malyszko
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.