Superheroes: A SuperPOWered Spring Break At The World's Largest Children's Museum

  Superheroes: A SuperPOWered Spring Break At The World's Largest Children's
                                    Museum

PR Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS, March 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Children's Museum of
Indianapolis is pairing superpowered heroes from pop culture to world culture
to create a superpower showdown this spring break.

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Unique powers have transformed ordinary mortals into extraordinary heroes and
villains for centuries. Arguments over which power is the best have circulated
just as long. Now you get to determine which power will prevail as the top
power in the land through this unique exhibit and online voting opportunity.
Batman®, Spider-Man®, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, Hercules, Ravana and
Eagle Kachina are just a few of the options. Vote online or onsite March 15 –
May 5, 2013.

"The premise is to connect objects from our interesting 120,000 artifact
collection that range from mythological heroes and literature to pop cultural
icons on loan from movie studios and private collectors to superpowers," said
Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children's Museum of
Indianapolis. "Superpowers can turn an ordinary person into the hero (or
villain) of extraordinary stories. They excite and inspire us by doing things
no one else can. We want children to understand they are special with their
own unique power to change the world however they
choose."

Unique artifacts The Children's Museum chose to represent amazing pop culture
characters and their superpowers include:

  oG.I. Joe® accelerator suit used in the filming of G.I. Joe: The Rise of
    Cobra (Channing Tatum's suit on loan from Paramount)
  oCape from the Batman TV series featuring Adam West (The Children's
    Museum's super collection)
  oSuperman® cape worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman I & II movies (The
    Children's Museum's super collection)
  oBumblebee Camaro used in the first Transformer movie (loan from Randy
    Rousseau)
  oThe Riddler costume worn by Jim Carey in Batman Forever (loan from
    Profiles in History)
  o"Raphael" Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle® costume from the movie Teenage
    Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (The Children's Museum's
    super collection)
  oBatman® costume worn by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (loan from
    Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and DC Comics)

Unique artifacts the museum chose to represent amazing characters and their
superpowers from literature, mythology and legend include:

  oMonkey King shadow puppet, late 20^th century, from Xi'an China (The
    Children's Museum's super collection)
  oSamurai Ca. 1800 suit of Japanese Samurai armor and sword (The Children's
    Museum's super collection)
  oRuler of the sky Eagle Kachina, figure made in the late 20^th century by a
    member of the Hopi Tribe in Arizona (The Children's Museum's super
    collection)
  oFire breathing Goddess Sekhmet Faience, glazed ceramic figure made in
    Ancient Egypt between 712 BC and 395 AD (The Children's Museum's super
    collection)
  oHercules of Greek mythology, The Legendary Journeys action figure, 1995,
    based on the divine hero of classical mythology (The Children's Museum's
    super collection)
  oMagical Ravana festival figure, made for a festival procession in India,
    mid-20^th century (The Children's Museum's super collection)

Families are invited to vote onsite or online to determine which superpowers
should hold super status in the museum's hero-to-hero and villain match ups.
Families are also encouraged to create their own superheroes along with
stories about them.

One America is the presenting sponsor of Super Heroes, supported by Peyton
Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent and AAA Insurance. Monitors provided
by Sharp Business Systems.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to
creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and
humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and
families. For more information about The Children's Museum, visit
www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy,
Facebook.com/childrensmuseum and YouTube.

Related Links:
The Children's Museum
Mortal Minds Determine Which SuperPOWers Prevail

SOURCE The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Website: http://www.childrensmuseum.org
Contact: Kimberly Harms, +1-317-334-4003, kimberlyh@childrensmuseum.org
 
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