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Future Exhibits

National Geographic Sacred Journeys

Sacred JourneysAug. 29, 2015–Jan. 31, 2016

Each year, more than 330 million people around the world—from all walks of life—journey to a sacred place. Through awe-inspiring immersive environments created with photography from National Geographic, families will be able to observe, discuss, and begin to understand some of the sacred journeys made by people around the world, from personal acts of faith to pilgrimages. Sacred journeys will include the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Great Mosque in Mecca, the Ganges River in India, Bodh Gaya in India where Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, and more. Artifacts from a variety of faith traditions will enrich the experience, including fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, a replica of the Shroud of Turin, a throne made for the Dalai Lama, a piece of a Kiswah—the fabric that covers the Kaaba in the Great Mosque in Mecca, a pamphlet written by Martin Luther, and more.

Produced in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the exhibit is made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesSept. 26, 2015–April 10, 2016

Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training—Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes, and obstacles. Explore their sewer-like lair, where good guys win and bad guys lose! Since 1984, these four iconic brothers have rocked it with their talent and teamwork, inspiring generations. Now families can now join these pizza-eating, crime-fighting “Heroes in a Half-Shell” to hone their ninja skills and problem-solving intellects while learning the secrets of the sewer! Nickelodeon’s CG-animated series breathes new life into the popular characters and now families will be able to join the team.

© 2015 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Presented by Chick-fil-A

Supported by CollegeChoice 529

Pirates RevengeThe Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House
Pirate’s Revenge

Oct. 10–31, 2015

Ahoy matey! Hoist the sails and join Captain Crossbones on a journey to No Rules Island in search of the lost treasure in Pirate’s Revenge, The Children’s Museum Guild’s 52nd Annual Haunted House. You’ll yell “Thar she blows” when the sea monster appears!

The Haunted House offers IPL’s Lights-On Hours (for children who scare easily) and Defenders Frightening Hours (with the lights off, for children who dare to be scared). EMC2 XTREME SCREAM late nights take fright to the next level on select Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $8 at the door; Xtreme Scream tickets are $12. All tickets are available at The Children’s Museum Box Office. 

Presented by
PNC Bank

Supported by
AAA Insurance