WHAT: Free admission to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 4-8 p.m.
WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian Street
WHEN: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4-8 p.m. (evening only)
DETAILS: Explore our newest exhibit, National Geographic Sacred Journeys. Through genuine artifacts and awe-inspiring environments created with photography from National Geographic, you can observe, discuss, and begin to understand some of the sacred journeys made by your neighbors and people around the world.
Remember, all five floors of interactive exhibits are open and FREE for your discovery. 4-8 p.m. (evening only)
About: National Geographic Sacred Journeys
Aug. 29, 2015–Feb. 21, 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 from Qumran, Israel
- -Jewish ritual objects taken into space by former astronaut David Wolf
- -a piece of the Kiswah (a gold-embroidered fabric, which drapes the Kaaba at the Great Mosque in Mecca)
- -a throne built for the Dalai Lama
- -large stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem
- -the trunk Brigham Young carried from New York to Utah
- -a replica of the Shroud of Turin
- -Ganesh (Hindu god of good fortune)
About The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
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.com/IndyTCM