The Museum of Science Fiction Names Science Channel as Exclusive Media Partner

The Museum of Science Fiction Names Science Channel as Exclusive Media Partner The Museum of Science Fiction today announced a new partnership with the Science Channel that makes the network the exclusive media sponsor of the museum. Under the agreement, Science Channel will provide video content and promotional support for museum exhibits and will be granted a physical presence inside the museum. The museum and the network will also collaborate on joint events in the Washington, D.C. area and nationwide.

“We are delighted by the prospect of working with the Science Channel to help the Museum of Science Fiction fuel a cycle of imagination to reality, and to continue driving interest in our plan to create a new attraction for the Washington area,” said Greg Viggiano, executive director for the Museum of Science Fiction. “The Science Channel's programming is a perfect reflection of key aspects of our mission: to create a center of gravity where art and science are powered by imagination. As we move forward with the Science Channel as our partner, we'll be able to better explore the history of the genre while providing a narrative on its relationship with science, culture and society.”

“Sometimes science fiction is the next inspiration for science. Cell phones, tablets and much of the technology we take for granted are works of science fiction that have become science fact,” said Debbie Myers, the Science Channel's executive vice president and general manager. “We're so excited to partner with the Museum of Science Fiction to explore and showcase the awe-inspiring imagination of the incredible, entertaining world of science fiction.”

In 2014, the Washington, D.C.-based Museum of Science Fiction and the Science Channel will collaborate on multiple events, including Awesome Con, which will be held this April 18-20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation's capital. Additionally, the Museum of Science Fiction is actively developing ways to weave Science Channel content into interactive and engaging exhibits in the forthcoming preview museum space.