Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum

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Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum [via Wading in Big Shoes]
Okay, so I know I’m late to The Science Behind Pixar party, but I had to share a recap because this exhibit is so incredibly cool!

Last weekend, in an attempt to feed my craving for Disney World (Orlando, why can’t you be closer to Michigan?) Brad and I visited the The Henry Ford to see The Science Behind Pixar (a traveling exhibit) in all its glory. Turns out, this activity was the perfect happy medium between his analytical inquisitiveness and my creative curiosity. Leave it to Disney to know exactly how to appease the masses!

Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum [via Wading in Big Shoes]

Created by Boston’s Museum of Science in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, The Science Behind Pixar combines interactive exhibits, video, and lots of visual eye candy to educate audiences on everything that goes into creating animated Pixar movies. The realizations you’ll discover while exploring the exhibit are mind-blowing to say the least. From concept sketches to rendering, there are tons of steps and teams of people involved in every step of the process.

Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum [via Wading in Big Shoes]
Above: A life-size Wall-E is a popular photo opp and helps demonstrate camera zoom techniques with an interactive display (not pictured).

Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum [via Wading in Big Shoes]
Above: Interactive controls allow visitors to see the impact lighting can have on mood.

Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum [via Wading in Big Shoes]
Above: 13,000 square feet of exhibit space demonstrate everything from concept to final product.

Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum [via Wading in Big Shoes]
Above: Merida concept art near one of my favorite exhibits: an interactive video demo showing what Pixar characters look like before and after specific features (hair, clothing, accessories) are animated.

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Above and below: Progressive stages of the rendering process. Every single pixel is determined by a computer formula--it's insane how many people and hours of work go into every aspect of the film!

Dose Of Disney: The Science Behind Pixar At The Henry Ford Museum [via Wading in Big Shoes]
Don't you just love her?

See The Science Behind Pixar at The Henry Ford

Dates: October 14, 2017 - March 18, 2018

Admission
Adults: $5 for THF museum members, $28 for non-members
Seniors (62+): $5 member/$26 non-member
Youth (ages 5-11): $5 member/$22.50 non-member
Children (ages 4 & under): Free (member and non-member)

Parking: Free for THF museum members, $6 per vehicle for non-members

For more information, visit The Henry Ford's website here.

The Henry Ford continues to impress me with the quality of their exhibits (on top of an amazing permanent museum collection and the ever-popular Greenfield Village)! Have you visited this Detroit-area attraction lately?

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