Great news for big blue nerds and Seattle's tourism industry—the Science Fiction Museum will be the first to host Avatar: The Exhibition starting next June. Via the Seattle Times:

The exhibit will include some 40 to 50 artifacts from the film, such as costumes, props, concept models and sketches, said museum associate curator Brooks Peck.

Also included will be several interactive displays in which visitors can experiment with concepts explored by Cameron while making the film: performance capture, virtual cameras, sound design and the Na'vi language created for the film. Regular ticket prices will apply to the exhibit.

The exhibit will stay at the museum through Sept. 3, 2012, before traveling to other cities.