The owners of the Star Trek museum are “beaming” out of Vulcan, to a place where most people think about dinosaurs.
This is Trekcetera Museum’s last day in Vulcan which just happens to be Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.
Owners Devan Daniels and Michael Mangold say its a business decision to move to Drumheller-a place they hope they can “live long and prosper”.
Daniels tells News Talk 770 they just don’t get the year-round traffic that they need for their business to thrive.
“Here in Vulcan it’s very seasonal, so we’re very busy in the summer. But in the winter, though we still get people visiting from all over the world, the business is so limited. We need to move to a place where we have a year-round influx of tourist traffic.”
Some might think it’s “highly illogical” to move a Star Trek museum to Drumheller but Daniels says it’s an affordable place to set up shop, and they can draw on the tourist traffic coming to see the Royal Tyrell Museum.
Trekcetera has been part of the Star Trek attraction in Vulcan for three years.
Jason Schneider , President of the Vulcan and District Tourism Society says it’s hard to see the business move on, but its a private enterprise and he wishes the owners luck. He also points out most of the Star Trek attraction is still intact.