Guide to Indiana Jones Exhibit at the Discovery Center

October 12, 2012 11:00 AM

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Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology made its first US World debut last night at the Discovery Science Center located in Santa Ana. The world traveling exhibit features a collaboration of Indiana Jones film memorabilia from the Lucasfilm Archives along with artifacts from real archeology digs from around the world.

The exhibition experience features the four different movies along with artifacts from the National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum to compliment the different films settings. The four zones of the exhibit are The Quest, The Discovery, The Investigation and The Interpretation.

Visitors will learn the fascinating stories behind the artifacts. The fictional character, Indiana Jones, have inspired a love for archeology. The exhibit uncovers the mystery of our ancestors with facts of ancient civilizations bringing the movie to life in this National Blockbuster exhibit.

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Interactive Adventure

The exhibit features an interactive multimedia quest where visitors use a hand-held device that guides through the exhibit along the “Indy Trail.” The interactive adventure will educate guests on the various historical artifacts throughout the exhibit along with videos and a scavenger hunt. The interactive quest immerses guests into the world of Indiana Jones.

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Children Adventure

Before embarking on the quest in the footsteps of Indiana Jones, children will learn through the art of science in a special addition to the exhibit that the Discovery Science Center added. Children can dig for artifacts in the large sand pit, leverage themselves on a large pulley chair, experiment with lasers and build with blocks. The exhibit will be an inspiration for young children to want to explore archeology so that the stories of our history will continue to be told.

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Local Archaeology

The exhibit not only features artifacts from around the world, but also from our back yard. The exhibit partnered with The Mission San Juan Capistrano, to showcase educational artifacts from right here in Orange County.

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Indiana Jones Movie Props

Visitors will learn the real facts behind the movie with the rich collection displayed from the Lucasfilm archives collection. The exhibit features a vary movie memorabilia including, The Holy Grail from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Crystal Skull from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Sankara Stones from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Chachapoyan Fertility Idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and many more.

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Ancient Artifacts

The exhibit features real ancient artifacts from our ancestors in the exhibit. A collection this rich in history can only be found in the British Museum or the Metropolitan Museum and now here at the Discovery Science Center. One of the artifacts in the exhibit is the Egyptian Papyrus Fragment (Book of the Dead). This artifact from the Penn Museum is dated 1279-1213 BC. The various artifacts will ignite a spark of discovery in this innovative exhibition.

Discovery Science Center

2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-2823
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The exhibit will be on display at the Discovery Science Center from October 12th through April 21, 2013. Admission to the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibit is $10 per person ($8 for Discovery Science Center members), in addition to the Discovery Science Center regular admission. Regular admission prices are $14.95 for adult admission (ages 15+) and $12.95 for children (ages 3-14) and seniors (62+).

Shelby Barone is freelance writer in Orange County and mom to three young children. She can be found blogging daily at the OC Mom Blog or tweeting about the OC on twitter @GlitterfulFelt.
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