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Celebrate Star Wars Day at Discovery Times Square

Celebrate Star Wars Day at Discovery Times Square

In honor of Star Wars Day on May 4, Discovery Times Square is hosting a special celebration with their Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition display.

May 4 is “May the Fourth Be with You” Day, named after Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi’s famous expression to wish someone good luck: “May the Force be with you.”

Festivities include all-day free admission for children ages 12 and younger who wear Star Wars-themed costumes (accompanied by a paying adult) and hourly giveaways from the exhibition’s gift shop. The first 50 people in line will receive a free gift courtesy of the gift shop.

From 6-8pm, Discovery Times Square will receive a special visit from Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion with photo opportunities to pose with the defenders of the Galactic Empire. Adults who attend will also have the opportunity to dress up in Star Wars outfits and can enter the Cosplay Costume Contest for a chance to win a merchandise prize pack from the gift shop.

Though Star Wars Day is on May 4, Discovery Times Square will also he hosting themed activities on May 7 and 8 from 12-3pm. Visitors can make Chewbacca bookmarks and Yoda figures made of clay. There will also be contest to win an Ultimate After Hours Experience for the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition, where you can have a private after-hours tour with 10 friends and cupcakes from DC Cupcakes Café on the lower level.

Tickets to see the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit are $27.50; $24 seniors; $20 children ages 4-12; and free for children younger than 4. For more information, visit the Discovery Times Square website.

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Photo courtesy Discovery Times Square

Main photo: Celebrate Star Wars Day with droids such as BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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