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Museum Note

Spring Into Adventure at The Children's Museum

New Exhibits, Slides and More!

March 01, 2010
Calling all explorers and young adventurers! This spring break, don your fedora and journey to adventure at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Explore five levels of museum fun, discover new exhibits and family favorites and race down the Slide into Adventure as the popular holiday-season slide makes a return visit for spring break.

That's right, the ever-popular Yule Slide returns March 13, just in time for spring break. For this special appearance, the slide will be transformed into a moss-and-vine-covered ride reminiscent of your favorite explorer movie. Three special crates that hold treasures from around the world will greet visitors to the museum. Each week, one of the crates will be opened to reveal archeological treasures from around the world, as we announce an exciting new exhibit opening in 2011.

This spring break, visit the new exhibit Bob the Builder™– Project: Build It. Can We Build It? ™ Yes We Can! Bob the Builder™ and his Can-Do Crew have returned to The Children's Museum to help children and families learn the three Rs—Reduce, Reuse and Recycle—as they build a new, environmentally friendly community. Join Scoop, Muck, Lofty, Roley, Dizzy, Benny and Scrambler as they build a house, plant a flower garden and more!

Your young adventurer will enjoy museum exhibits that let them have fun while taking part in activities like their favorite explorers. Become a paleontologist for a day, dig in Dinosphere®, learn what life was like 65 million years ago, and watch the museum's paleontologists in action. Go to the Paleo Prep Lab to see how fossils are prepared for use within the museum.

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Bring your littlest explorers to Playscape, a gallery designed specifically for children younger than five years old. Let your little ones get their hands wet at the water table as they experiment with filling, pouring and moving objects through water.

Older children will enjoy a trip through the ScienceWorks gallery. Science comes alive as they experiment with water movement in Dock Shop Creek and change its 30-foot-long, winding flow, or change water levels using the moveable lock system. Lift soft "rocks" using a crane and child-sized bulldozer, take part in real science experiments in the Biotechnology Lab, or begin a family project in SciencePort® to take home after your visit.

Travel back in time in the All Aboard! gallery where young train enthusiasts enjoy seeing a real locomotive from the 1890s. Learn about how this special engine was built to push, not pull, train cars up a steep incline in southern Indiana.

And of course, no visit to The Children's Museum is complete without a ride on the Carousel in the Carousel Wishes and Dreams gallery. This real working carousel once operated at Broad Ripple Park, but now it's the highlight of a trip to The Children's Museum for both young and old.

Adventure awaits this spring break at The Children's Museum, so be sure to slide on in for museum fun!

Jaclyn Falkenstein is public relations coordinator for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Bob the Builder™—Project: Build It is presented by Delta Faucet, and was produced by HIT Entertainment and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The exhibit is supported locally by Veolia Water. ©2010 HIT Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman.

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