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Terra Cotta Warriors

May 10–Nov. 2, 2014

An army of thousands, buried for centuries, protecting an emperor’s tomb—come see the Terra Cotta Warriors in their only U.S. appearance in 2014! This exclusive exhibit tells the astounding story of the tomb complex of China’s first emperor, and features real Terra Cotta Warriors, considered by many to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. Examine more than 100 ancient artifacts and enjoy hands-on interactives that will let families become part of the research team and explore the scientific research underway that helps us picture the army in its original vibrant colors. Timed entry exhibit; additional ticket purchase required.

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Located on Level 2.

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Become a Warrior

Add your face to a new army of 8000 Warriors! Look for warrior cutouts at The Children's Museum and the Indianapolis International Airport. Strike your warrior pose, then submit your photo on Instagram or Twitter using the #8000Warriors hashtag.

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Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army is presented by Eli Lilly and Company Foundation.