Star Wars and the Power of Costume, Darth Vadar

Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume

Grades K–12

Special exhibition field trips to Star Warsand the Power of Costume will be offered through March 31, 2017 with advance reservations, and based on availability.

Bring your students on a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes. Star Warsand the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in all seven films of the Star Wars™ series.

Audio guides are included for school groups (docent-led tours are not available). Read this blog post to find out more about the audio guide and hear a sample.

For additional resources and activities, check out the Smithsonian's page related to the exhibition.

Image: Darth Vader, Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi. © & ™ 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.


Tuesdays–Thursdays beginning at 9:30 am and Fridays beginning at 10:00 am. This exhibition is ticketed and timed, with final entry at 11:45 am Tuesday–Friday.


$5 for students; free for chaperones. One chaperone needed for every 10 students (additional chaperone tickets can be purchased at the group rate of $21 per adult). Divide class into groups of 10.