The Science Behind Pixar

Discover the movie-making — and science — behind some of Pixar’s most treasured films.


Be inspired to infinity…and beyond! Explore the artistry, science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. Presented by NexPoint, this interactive exhibition showcases the STEM concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

Immerse yourself in the filmmaking process in the exhibition’s eight sections featuring more than 50 interactive elements for an unparalleled view of Pixar’s movie production. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams and 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!

Be inspired to infinity…and beyond!



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The Science Behind Pixar was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios.

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