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Last chance to see Sacred Journeys at The Children’s Museum

Time is running out for your chance to see some rare historical artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
On February 21, the acclaimed National Geographic Sacred Journeys exhibit closes for good.
Sacred Journeys is a great exhibit for kids, teens and adults alike. The exhibit centers around different spiritual journeys. The information in this exhibit is excellent, but it’s really worth going just for the sake of seeing the different artifacts on display.

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For younger kids, the exhibit has a couple of hands-on components, a stained glass reproduction activity and a recreating tile mosaics activity based on pattern designs.

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For teens, the exhibit brings to life many of the topics covered in their social studies classes, bringing learning of the subject matter beyond the textbook.

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This is one of the few times adults will like an exhibit at The Children’s Museum more than kids. And looking through all of the exhibit features, I might need an adults outing to make sure I caught them all, like:
  • – 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}
Although it’s a reproduction, the Shroud of Turin was really neat to see.

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As was the Dalai Lama’s throne from his teachings in Bloomington.

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The most amazing artifacts of the exhibit were the pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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But if you want to look at those, you have until February 21 to go see them for yourself because as you see above, no photos were allowed.
See you at the Museum!
~Pete

MORE INFO: The Sacred Journeys exhibit will be on display at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis until February 21, 2016. Exhibit is free with Museum admission. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is located at 3000 N. Meridian Street. Call {317} 334-4000 or visit the website for details.

 

 

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