Stars, Stage and Screen Come Alive Inside Hollywood Film & TV! You’re on the Set

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Inside Hollywood Film & TV: You're On The Set!Lights, camera, action, YOU! A visit to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis provides a unique chance to choose your role in front of the camera or behind-the-scenes. Visitors are invited to become a superstar of stage and screen and learn about the fascinating entertainment industry world.

Children and families take center stage on the set of their own TV show and look at real artifacts from films like Annie, Happy Days, Hook, Ghostbusters, Men In Black, Spider-Man and more! Perhaps you prefer something behind the scenes such as playing the role of a director, cameraman or gaffer. It is your choice as you explore comedies, dramas, sci-fi/adventure films and TV shows in the newest exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - Inside Hollywood Film & TV! You’re on the Set. The interactive exhibit is open January 31 – July 26, 2015.

“This exhibit explores popular culture through famous television and film produced over several decades.  There is something for every generation as families share memories of favorite movies and television shows while creating new memories together exploring the industry of stage and screen as it continues to evolve,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 

Authentic costumes, props and scripts will be on display for inspiration while opportunities for role-playing and hands-on experiences will help illustrate how some of these famous films and TV shows are made. This unique experience allows families to become part of the cast and crew as you put on a super hero cape, glitzy movie star dress with a boa, a witch or pirate costume, astronaut suit, 50s-style skirt or jacket.  

Inside Hollywood Film & TV: You're On The Set!As you create new family memories, make sure you take pictures with photo opportunities  galore. Stand in front of a life-size animated cell and have your picture taken on the Simpsons couch, or snap a photo sitting on the set of your very own television talk show as the kids interview the grown-ups.

If you have ever had the urge to perform the voice of a cartoon character, now is your chance. The exhibit comes equipped with a mini recording studio in which you can put your best character voice to the test and read a script for a popular character.  

If you are not sure what character would best describe your personality, take a quiz to find out. After answering a few short questions, visitors will discover which sitcom family most resembles their own. In the Drama area, find out your character type - classic hero, an anti-hero, evil villain or an insane villain. Or, in the Animation area, where you can find out which famous cartoon character you’re most like. 

High resolution images and professional video with natural sound is available upon request.

About The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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