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Get ready for Star Trek’s 50th anniversary

Star_Trek_Gallery at EMP. Brady Harvey_ EMP Museum

The 50th anniversary of the airing of the first Star Trek episode on TV is coming up on September 8 and there are a wide array of parties and special events lined up to mark the day. I’ve got a round-up of those in the works for CNBC, but in the meantime, here are two Star Trek-themed museum exhibits you can visit right now to get in the mood.

In Seattle, the EMP Museum is hosting Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, an artifact and prop-filled exhibition that offers a unique view of the show.

Star Trek Costumes _Brady Harvey_EMP Museum

And in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum recently put the restored model of the USS Enterprise used in all the TV episodes back on display.

Star Trek USS Enterprise from National Air and Space Museum

Jimi Hendrix exhibit at Sea-Tac Airport

SEA Hendrix Display

Jimi Hendrix exhibit at SeaTac airport.

The music program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) just keeps getting better.

In addition to live music performances in the terminal and a robust service featuring the music of Northwest artists such as The Ventures, Nirvana, Soundgarden, The Posies, Quincy Jones and Heart in overhead music, videos, safety and public information announcements and on a multi-channel web radio player accessible in the airport and on-line, the airport now has an exhibit about one of Seattle’s most iconic musicians: Jimi Hendrix.

The exhibit – Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy – comes courtesy of the EMP Museum (which has loads more Jimi Hendrix material on display) and includes reproductions of family pictures, rare concert photos, posters and illustrations hand-drawn by Hendrix. Look for the Hendrix exhibit by Gate A1.