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Itinerary for Big Kids

Stop 1: Bumblebee
All ages will want to say hello to Bumblebee as they enter the Welcome Center. 

Location: Welcome Center (Level 1)

Stop 2: Paleo Lab & Dinosaur displays
Dinosphere® is the largest display of real juvenile and family dinosaur fossils in the United States. Visit the functioning Paleo Prep Lab, touch a real T. rex femur, and talk to a team of paleontologists.

Location: Dinosphere (Lower Level)

Stop 3: Archaeology Lab & Paint a Warrior interactive
Watch archaeologists work on real artifacts in the Archeology Lab, then virtually paint a terra cotta warrior with mineral pigments.

Location: Treasures of the Earth (Lower Level)

Stop 4: Lilly Theater
Visit Lilly Theater for seasonal live entertainment for the whole family! Free tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. at the Lower Level ticket booth, and members can reserve tickets in advance.

Location: Lilly Theater (Lower Level)

Stop 5: Science of Flight Interactive
See actual models used by NASA researchers and pilots. Learn how air flows over the wings of a plane. Keep an eye out for the Flight Adventures Wind Tunnel!

Location: Filight Adventures (Lower Level)

Stop 6: Treasures of the Earth Overlook
Check out the tent to see real props from the Indiana Jones films, explore the Overlook, then take the Transport elevator down into National Geographic Treasures of the Earth.

Location: Treasures of the Earth (Level 1)

Stop 7: Power of Children Immersive Programs
For ages 8 and up. There are hidden doors, drawers, and artifacts in each room. Be sure to explore each one for sights and sounds. Ryan, Ruby, and Anne’s stories are each told through both a sound and light show and live performances. Check the calendar for times.

Location: The Power of Children (Level 3)

Stop 8: Vintage Video Games
At the end of the maze you’ll find vintage video games! Show your kids what “Screen time” looked like when YOU were a kid (they’ll be amazed at your skills!). Keep an eye out for other visitors who may be waiting for a turn to play.

Location: Carousel Wishes & Dreams (Level 4)

Stop 9: iPad Space Apps
In Beyond Spaceship Earth, see actual footage of astronauts in the ISS. Learn how astronauts eat, drink, exercise, workout, and sleep in space—and try some of those activities for yourself through interactive iPad games.

Location: Beyond Spaceship Earth (Lower Level)