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See the science behind the land of Narnia

C.S. Lewis fans walk through a wardrobe to enter The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition. See photos from this traveling exhibit.

C.S. Lewis's Narnia has captured the world's imagination through story, cinema, and now The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition gives visitors insight into the very real science incorporated into the plights of Narnians. It also features props (some of which are replicas) from the recent film adaptations of the novels.

The traveling exhibit is currently at the Louisville Science Center in Kentucky through September 18, 2011, and at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland through September 25, 2011. The Louisville Science Center is offering special programming to accompany the exhibit. Saturdays in July, visitors can learn hands-on about climate change, animal adaptation, and even see Science Center educators freeze and smash objects — much like the White Witch. The Louisville Science Center is hosting a special drop-in event on Saturday, August 27, 2011. "Merlin's Beard" explores how castles were built- and felled. The working catapult will be a prominent feature of this special event.

Visit the TechRepublic gallery to get an inside look at The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, as well as a sneak peek at the working catapult.

Photo by Nicole Bremer Nash for TechRepublic

Photo by Nicole Bremer Nash for TechRepublic

Photo by Nicole Bremer Nash for TechRepublic

What do you like most (or least) about the Narnia books and films? What is your favorite C.S. Lewis book? Join the discussion.

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