- Where: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX Theater
- M-Th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F-S 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Admission: General Admission/Free for members
The Animation Academy (previously named “Get Animated”) explores the unique world of animation, from traditional hand-drawn cels to exciting breakthroughs in stop-motion and CGI. Stage Nine Exhibitions proudly welcomes involvement from major US animation studios. Visitors can create their own stop-motion animated short, learn about the art of storyboarding, go behind the scenes with artists and animators, and enjoy America’s largest 3D zoetrope. Each display and interactive activity features the participation of industry leaders, from original hand-drawn cells to real stop-motion maquettes.