The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is extending its blockbuster run of an exhibit based on the Star Wars movie franchise.
Star Wars Identities opened May 10 and was set to run until Sept. 2.
On Tuesday, the museum announced that it's extending the exhibit's run until Oct. 14 "due to overwhelming demand."
Figures released by Ottawa Tourism earlier this month showed that while most museums in Ottawa saw a drop in attendance this spring, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum enjoyed an 83-per-cent increase compared to the same time in 2012.
Star Wars Identities features detailed histories of the fictional Luke and Anakin Skywalker, as well as the characters they met along their journeys throughout the film series. It explores human identity through the Star Wars universe and its characters.
The exhibit made its world premiere in April 2012 at the Montreal Science Centre.
It was conceived and created entirely in Quebec by X3 Production.
The exhibit features more than 200 artifacts from LucasFilm archives, according to the museum's website, and also allows viewers to create their own Star Wars identities.