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Free admission to Springs Preserve during 'Star Wars' week

Posted: 3:48 PM, Jun 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-23 22:49:25Z

Fans of "Star Wars" will want to head to the Springs Preserve from June 27 to 30 for a chance to "strike back" at summer with free admission and fun activities.

Star Wars heroes and villains in full costume will roam the Origen Museum and mingle with guests. In addition, there will be two sessions of Jedi training daily at 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. in the Big Springs Theater (limited capacity).

Be one of the first to arrive at 10 a.m. and receive free tickets to a surprise movie viewing at noon that day (also limited capacity) or take the opportunity to create your very own Jedi robe and light saber at craft stations ($3 craft fee).

Last but not least, checking out the innovative, immersive and illuminating "Playing with Light" exhibit. Full-body interactives let guests use their Jedi skills to sneak past a laser light security block, step inside a giant kaleidoscope, draw with infrared paint, make telescopes, and more. The exhibit was created by Scitech Discovery Centre of Perth, Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions.

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Guests are invited to also dress in costume, but no full-face masks for adults.

Springs Preserve on Valley View Boulevard is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And, in case you missed it, admission is FREE during "Star Wars" week.