LA museum's sci-fi car exhibit includes HoloLens tours

'Blade Runner,' 'Halo' and 'Tron' are just part of the experience.

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Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum

There's a chance you've seen a movie car or two if you've visited a convention, but the Petersen Automotive Museum's offering should be more... elaborate. It's opening a "Hollywood Dream Machines" exhibit that will showcase 40 vehicles from sci-fi games and movies. Some of them are practically expected, like the DeLorean from Back to the Future, Deckard's sedan from Blade Runner and a lightcycle from Tron: Legacy. Others, however, are harder-to-see items like the GM Ultralight from Demolition Man as well as Lexuses from Black Panther and Minority Report. And how many times are you going to see life-size recreations of a Warthog from Halo or a Sparrow from Destiny?

Just how you experience the exhibit may be as important as what's there. Microsoft is playing a big role in the exhibit, and you'll have the chance to don a HoloLens headset for mixed reality tours of the DeLorean and Warthog. It's a shameless plug for Microsoft's technology, of course, but it promises a more engaging experience than staring and snapping the occasional photo.

There's an opening reception for the exhibit on May 4th at 7PM local time if you're willing to spend $75 per ticket. You don't have to rush, though -- the display will run until March 15th, 2020. Either way, it might be worth going if you have even the slightest fascination with sci-fi cars. It's a chance not just to say you've seen some iconic rides, but to see how the designs have evolved over the decades. You can check out 17 of the cars in the gallery below.

Gallery: Petersen Automotive Museum 'Hollywood Dream Machines' exhibit | 17 Photos

  • DMC DeLorean from 'Back to the Future'
  • Batmobile from 'Batman' (1989) and 'Batman Returns'
  • Lexus from 'Black Panther'
  • Deckard's sedan from 'Blade Runner'
  • 'Death Race 2000' Shala Vet
  • Ford Flathead Roadster from 'Iron Man'
  • Ford Ranger from 'Jurassic Park'
  • Honda NM4 Custom from 'Ghost in the Shell'
  • Black Beauty from 'Green Hornet'
  • Pontiac Firebird from 'Knight Rider'
  • Weyland RT01 from 'Prometheus'
  • Ford Taurus police cruiser from 'Robocop'
  • 'Speed Racer' Mach 5
  • Motorocycle from 'Terminator'
  • Batpod from 'The Dark Knight' and 'The Dark Knight Rises'
  • Lightcycle from 'Tron: Legacy'
  • Zao's Jaguar XKR from 'Die Another Day'
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