Star Wars Lands In Philadelphia

Reporting Nicole Brewer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― For more than 40 years, Star Wars has captured our imagination and our hearts as an epic space opera and a popular culture icon.

The brand's broad appeal spans the generation gap and brings with it a sense of excitement and awe for people of all ages.

Here in Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute hosted 'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination,' an exhibit organized around solving human needs with two technology themes: "Getting Around" and "Robots & People."

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Since the exhibit's February 9th opening, thousands of people from all around the country have experienced "the force" that is Star Wars, but that all changed when CBS 3 turned the tables and let Star Wars experience Philadelphia.

Infamous bounty hunter, Boba Fett and two storm troopers took to the streets of Philadelphia Monday to experience all the city has to offer.

The group's Philly tour included a stop at a local cheese steak shop, a walk down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and a "Rocky" run up the Art Museum steps.

When asked what the characters thought of the city, Boba Fett cited the city's skyline among his favorite Philly attractions. A man of few words, Fett simply called it "amazing."

The bounty hunter and his friends took time to encourage people to come to the Franklin Institute's Star Wars exhibit before it leaves Philadelphia on May 4th and heads to a galaxy far, far, away.

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