We've told you before about the Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, DC, which is currently trying to raise money to open in 2017. But now Wired has posted some fantastic concept art, showing just how astonishing the exhibitions could be.

Above is the proposed atrium, featuring a replica of a tripod from H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.


According to the Wired article, a 3,000-square-foot "preview museum" will open in 2015, including a life-size TARDIS and a scale-model of the Enterprise. But the final museum will be 15 times larger and open two years later. The preview museum alone will cost an estimated $800,000 to open, most of it coming directly from donors — the Indiegogo campaign is mostly aimed at raising awareness.

Check out more of our favorites from among curator Phil Smith's concept art below, and tons more over at Wired.

A replica of a stillsuit from Frank Herbert's Dune.

An interactive full-scale replica of R. Daneel Olivaw, a robot from Isaac Asimov's books.

Full scale replica of Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Tharks from Burroughs' A Princess of Mars.

1:10 replica of the Nautilus from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Full-scale model of the Time Machine from H.G. Wells' novel — not based on the versions in the 1960 or 2002 movies.

Gallery of "Aliens and Altered Life."