Ahoy mateys! Josh and Claire are in search of a cannon for their pirate ship. They come across a very special cannon at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in the new National Geographic Treasures of the Earth exhibit. See what happens next!
National Geographic Treasures of the Earth, now open at the museum, brings the thrill and the science of real archaeological discovery to you and your family.
Dive in and explore the recreation of a shipwreck found in just 10 feet of water off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Could it be the long lost shipwreck of Captain William Kidd, a notorious pirate? Work with your family to figure out what ship is this? Who sailed it? What happened to it?
Stand face to face with recreations of a small army of Terra Cotta Warriors each with a unique face like the ones found in massive pits in Xi'an, China. Work with the archaeologists to piece together clues and unravel the mystery of who made these figures, and what is their purpose.
Descend into a recreation of the longest, deepest, and most complete of any tomb in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings. Analyze the intricate details of the tomb walls, explore the burial chamber, and work together as a family to solve key challenges. Whose tomb is this? Where might the mysterious tunnel lead? All of the investigations are based on the real site.
In this exhibit, we work with experts including Charlie Beeker, underwater archaeologist and director of Indiana University's Office of Underwater Science, and Dr. Zahi Hawass, world-renowned archaeologist and Egyptologist.