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Monday, September 14, 2015

Indianapolis Children's Museum to Open TMNT Exhibit Sept. 26

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is proud to announce the upcoming opening of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles interactive exhibit, in partnership with Nickelodeon. The exhibit will be opening on September 26. Click here for more information!

Here's a sneak peak at what you can expect to find when you visit the museum!

Preliminary concept digital model, Sewer Lair—the Dojo and Splinter’s Room

For 30 years, the TMNT have taught generations of fans that being part of a team lets us discover and exercise our own hidden strengths, and those of our teammates, helping us to achieve more together than we can on our own. In the Dojo, Splinter and Raphael will show visitors the value of hard work, practice, and knowing your enemy.  This area of the exhibit will have two main sections: the Dojo itself, where students may train in physical skills like balance, speed, and reflexes; and Splinter’s Room, where the focus is on knowledge and how to apply it.

Preliminary concept digital models, Sewer Lair—Common Room (1)

The Common Room is where the Turtles hang out, play games, and watch TV.  Here you’ll find the periscope that lets the team keep an eye on the New York streets above!  In this section of the exhibit, Leonardo helps visitors focus on careful planning and on the intellectual challenges of being a team leader.

Preliminary concept digital models, Sewer Lair—Common Room (2)

Leo has left the Turtles’ tPod laying nearby with his social media homepage up. Innocent passersby can, perhaps, take a look at the funny posts his brothers have made for him.

Preliminary concept digital model Sewer Lair—Donatello’s Workshop and Lab

In Donatello’s lab, try your hand at creative problem solving, as well as learning from mistakes. On Donnie’s desk, a series of circuit board puzzles yield lights, sounds, and views of hidden toy dioramas when successfully solved. A plinko-style board lets families experiment with different ways to get mutagen safely into its storage jar. Rotating tile panels feature a game of matching up sewer pipes to connect different areas of the lair.

Preliminary concept digital model, Sewer Lair—Common Room

All work and no play makes Jack a dull turtle—so Michelangelo is here to show off the fun side of the team’s training routine!  In this area, families can demonstrate their rad reflexes with Mikey’s pizza-making game, shred it up on the balance boards, connect miniature sewer pipes to solve a puzzle, and take a quiz to answer the question—WHICH TURTLE ARE YOU?

Preliminary concept digital models, Streets of New York—Family Challenge (1)

Preliminary concept digital models, Streets of New York—Family Challenge (2)

Once you’re trained, it’s time to hit the mean streets of New York City where villains lurk around every corner. Guided by other TMNT team members– from bat-wielding Casey Jones to ninja-in-training, April O’Neill—families work together to help the Turtles crack codes, maneuver through an alley rope maze, bash bad guys with a pizza thrower, and take on a video game challenge. Get the Shellraiser back to the lair, but you’ll need to work as a team to do it!

Life-size Turtles sculpts located in the Sewer Entry

Three-dimensional character models provide photo opportunities and welcome visitors into the exhibit space. Families will enter the exhibit through an archway that evokes the look and feel of the Turtles’ home: the sewer pipes beneath the streets of New York. This area will introduce important aspects of TMNT strategy, introduce the goals of the exhibit, and prepare families to enter the Sewer Lair and join the Turtle Team!

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