HUNDREDS OF NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Museum will utilize the services of not only the Hollywood film industry, but people from all industries, backgrounds and ages. In all phases and aspects of the museum, from the development to construction, IT tech, writing, producing, acting, restoration, legal, curating, archiving, labor, design, creating new educational content, plus running all the exhibits inside the museum, including the gift shop and restaurant.
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
With breakthroughs in solar, water and energy storage, and the average 200+ sunny days per year in Southern California, 50% or more of the electricity in the museum could be generated by solar energy. In keeping with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a positive, non-wasteful future, our museum can be a prototype of what our future can hold.
Waste streams originating from the museum will be separated and guests will be educated on which bins are appropriate for which items, as well as how recycling works. Various other sustainable practices can be incorporated into the final museum, including:
- State-of-the-art climate control for those sensitive to air pollution
- WaterSense toilets
- Touchless faucets
- Automatic light and power sensors
- Outdoor landscaping watered by a “greywater system”
The Museum will be accessible to those with disabilities and the museum reading materials (especially gallery/exhibit descriptions, maps and guide information) will be provided in a number of languages, including braille. Sign language interpreters will also be available as needed. These needs will also play a significant role in the recruitment of volunteer docents.
EVOLVING WITH THE FUTURE
Just as Walt Disney said Disneyland would never be completed, neither will the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum. As tastes, films, television shows and technology continue to advance, the museum will forever be evolving. Ever-changing and expanding, it will stay relevant with new attractions and exhibits. New rooms, new characters, new planets and galaxies, as well as ever-changing adventures created for the simulations. Other rooms will have traveling, temporary exhibits from many other science fiction films and television shows, many having never had a dedicated museum exhibit before.
The Museum is a hybrid of science fiction, filmmaking history, and real science. Combined with the proposed curriculum and purpose, it is not represented by any current museum or experience. Globally, only two other museum-like institutions partially focus on science fiction:
- The EMP Museum (formerly known as Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame or EMP|SFM) in Seattle, Washington — a museum dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, science fiction, and pop culture.
- The Maison d’Ailleurs (translated as “House of Elsewhere”), in Yverdonles- Bains, Switzerland. A museum of science fiction, utopia, and extraordinary journeys – functioning both as a public museum and a specialized research center. The archives of the museum contain about 70,000 documents related to science fiction and utopia. like in the 24th century.