News That Can’t Wait: The Museum of Science Fiction Names Science Channel as Exclusive Media Partner

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Science Channel and The Museum of Science Fiction Joining Forces
to Produce Events and Museum Programming

Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2014) — The Museum of Science Fiction today announced a
new partnership with the Science Channel that makes the network the exclusive media sponsor
of the museum. Under the agreement, Science Channel will provide video content and
promotional support for museum exhibits, and will be granted a physical presence inside the
museum. The museum and the network will also collaborate on join events in the Washington,
D.C. area and nationwide.

“We are delighted by the prospect of working with the Science Channel to help the Museum of
Science Fiction fuel a cycle of imagination to reality, and to continue driving interest in our plan
to create a new attraction for the Washington area” said Greg Viggiano, executive director for
the Museum of Science Fiction. “The Science Channel’s programming is a perfect reflection of
key aspects of our mission: to create a center of gravity where art and science are powered by
imagination. As we move forward with the Science Channel as our partner, we’ll be able to
better explore the history of the genre while providing a narrative on its relationship with
science, culture and society.”

“Sometimes science fiction is the next inspiration for science. Cell phones, tablets and much of
the technology we take for granted are works of science fiction that have become science fact,”
said Debbie Myers, the Science Channel’s executive vice president and general manager.
“We’re so excited to partner with the Museum of Science Fiction to explore and showcase the
awe-inspiring imagination of the incredible, entertaining world of science fiction.”

In 2014, the Washington, D.C.-based Museum of Science Fiction and the Science Channel will
collaborate on multiple events, including Awesome Con, which will be held this April 18-20 in
Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Additionally, the Museum is
actively developing ways to weave Science Channel content into interactive and engaging
exhibits in the forthcoming preview museum space.

For a full press packet on the Museum of Science Fiction’s vision and other information, visit
museumofsciencefiction.org/presspacket.

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About the Museum of Science Fiction
The Museum of Science Fiction is a planned, standalone nonprofit museum in Washington, D.C.
that celebrates and examines the genre’s significance. The museum will show where science
fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures and impacts societies. By presenting
important and representative stories, the museum will highlight key creators and their
imaginations, sharing how their stories have portrayed the human condition, taken us to new
places, and expanded our comprehension and empathy. The museum will also serve as an
educational opportunity to expand interest in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art
and math) areas through use of tools such as mobile applications, handheld devices, and wifienabled
display objects.

About Science Channel
Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is
home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of
“how” and “why not.” The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and
features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by
curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own
backyard. Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach nearly 80 million U.S.
households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations,
including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science
Channel.Science Channel and The Museum of Science Fiction Joining Forces
to Produce Events and Museum Programming

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