This exhibit is truly a first of its kind and has been a perfect fit for the Science Center as it blends technology, dynamic learning, pop culture and excitement in to one experience.
Santa Ana, California (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology, the blockbuster exhibit making its U.S. premiere at Discovery Science Center, is now in its final weeks and will close on April 21, 2013. The exhibition, which made its debut last October, has drawn in thousands of fans from around the southland.
“Hosting the U.S. debut of this world-class Indiana Jones exhibition has been something special,” said Joe Adams, president of Discovery Science Center. “This exhibit is truly a first of its kind and has been a perfect fit for the Science Center as it blends technology, dynamic learning, pop culture and excitement in to one experience.”
The exhibition uses the Indiana Jones film series as both a starting point and a backdrop for an exciting and entertaining introduction to the real science of field archaeology. It enthrals visitors as it takes them around the world in the footsteps of Indiana Jones to 11 sites he explored during his adventures.
Showcasing items from four different collections, Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology is far more than a static display of movie props. Visitors can follow the “Indy Trail,” which chronicles Indy’s archaeological adventures using concept art, props and models are on loan from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, while in the Archaeological Zones, they discover field archaeology through unique artifacts from the Penn Museum, National Geographic and the Mission San Juan Capistrano. The entire experience is enhanced with a handheld interactive video companion that visitors receive as they enter. The device informs visitors about what they see with audio, text and video, and it gives all a chance to create their own “quest” through the exhibition.
Made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions, the exhibition is aimed at kids of all ages, Indy fans, history buffs and budding adventurers and explorers.
Inside Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, museum-goers learn how archaeology has changed from the mid-20th century, when Indy’s adventures took place, until the present day. Along with the Indy Trail, the exhibition takes visitors through four zones: The Quest, The Discovery, The Investigation and The Interpretation. Among the archaeological highlights visitors will encounter are a collection of gold artifacts from the Royal Cemetery at Ur, in ancient Mesopotamia; a series of nine beautifully decorated bowls and vessels from Nasca, Peru; the world’s oldest known map; and the world’s oldest known evidence of wine-making. The exhibition also features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones movie props, including the Ark of the Covenant, Mutt’s motorcycle, a crystal skeleton from Akator on its throne, the costumes of the leading ladies of all four Indy movies, and the costume of Indiana Jones himself, complete with hat and whip.
A portion of the exhibition is dedicated to local archaeology discoveries in Southern California. Therefore, the Science Center has partnered with the famous Mission San Juan Capistrano to showcase some of their fascinating finds. Visitors to the exhibit can expect to see a statue of St. Francis dating from the late 1700s, a silver ciborium (see-bawr-ee-um—a religious vessel for holding sacramental bread), limestone blocks from the Great Stone Church, plus many more objects. These artifacts represent the historical significance of the religious, architectural and every-day existence of Mission San Juan Capistrano’s varied history.
Also, just recently announced is a special offer of free child’s admission to the blockbuster exhibit: Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology. The promotional voucher is valid now through April 21, 2013 and is good for one free child admission (ages 3-14) with purchase of general admission tickets and one per adult Indiana Jones™ exhibit ticket purchase.
Indiana Jones Exhibit Voucher
Present this promotional voucher at any DSC ticket window for one free child admission (ages 3-14) to Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology. Valid only with purchase of general admission tickets. Limit one free child per Indiana Jones exhibit ticket purchased. Valid any day DSC is open to the public and regular tickets are on sale. Cannot be redeemed online or combined with any other offer or discount. Limit 6 discounts per voucher. Hours, prices, promotions and exhibit availability are subject to change without notice. Valid until 4/21/2013.
About Discovery Science Center
Imaginations run wild with 120 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Science Center (DSC), Orange County’s leading destination for hands-on science entertainment. Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the power of a real rocket engine launch and explore the inner workings of a two-story tall dinosaur! Plus, the Science Center’s signature events don’t just foster science education, but also provide entertainment for the whole family. From our annual Bubblefest and Rocket Launch to blockbuster traveling exhibits such as Star Wars™: Where Science Meets Imagination, there is always some new to experience. DSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers and increasing public understanding of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and programs. It is a community-wide resource where families come together to learn and have fun and school districts can use as an educational resource. For further information, visit http://www.discoverycube.org or call (714) 542-2823.
About X3 Productions
X3 Productions consists of three reputed Montreal-based creative companies who have joined forces and combined their extensive expertise in order to offer turnkey project solutions that reflect the challenges faced by museums around the world. Established as pioneers and major players in the field of exhibit design and production for over 50 years, gsmprjct° (gsmprjct.com) is a collective of four integrated teams behind the creation of many exhibitions for a variety of world-class museums. As Canada’s leading cultural organization, L’Équipe Spectra (equipespectra.ca), is best known for its creation of world-class cultural projects reaching an educated clientele. It is responsible for the world’s largest, best-known and most important musical event: the Montreal Jazz Festival. In addition, it has created and produced Francofolies (the largest French-music festival in the world) as well as the Montreal High Lights Festival (a one-of-a-kind internationally reputed cultural event).Bleublancrouge (bleublancrouge.ca) has been voted one of Canada’s best creative agencies every year since 2008 by developing local, national and international integrated communications campaigns that have garnered worldwide acclaim. X3 Productions is committed to redefining the modern museum experience by developing and promoting interactive blockbuster touring museum exhibitions. With a focus on creating innovative concepts, gathering unique collections and developing content driven experiences, X3 aims to provide a new kind of museum experience, one that engages, educates and entertains visitors in innovative ways. For more information, visit x3productions.ca.
About Indiana Jones™
2011 marked the thirtieth anniversary of Indiana Jones’ first appearance on the silver screen. Since then, audiences around the world have been enraptured by his exploits and adventures. The popular film series – Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – has garnered 14 Academy Awards® nominations and won seven Oscars. When the fourth film was released in 2008, it immediately reached the top of the box office as the number one movie in America. Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures arrives on Blu-ray™ September 18, 2012 for the first time, completely remastered, and including all four films, a “best of” collection of documentaries, featurettes and a few new surprises. The Indiana Jones films have become a part of film history themselves, and remain among the most popular films ever made – with record box office and merchandise sales and a strong fan base throughout the world. Boasting a charismatic hero with wide-spread appeal, the film series lends itself to an unprecedented exhibit opportunity by which museum visitors of all ages can be introduced to the history, tools, findings and principles of archaeology. For more information, visit indianajones.com.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, Indiana Jones and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
About the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will be a first-of-its kind institution, designed to serve as the country’s premiere venue for understanding the connections and lineage of illustrative and visual art. Conceived by George Lucas, the museum is based in the filmmaker’s passion for education and the role art can play in inspiring young people. The museum will offer state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled programming for children, families, schools, scholars, and visiting artists. The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum’s collection ranges from fine art to animation, from fashion to cinematic design and is comprised of works of the great masters of the Golden Age of Illustration through today’s digital artists, showing the ways culture is reflected in the popular art of any given time.
About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations. Since 1888, National Geographic has shared unforgettable stories and ground-breaking discoveries with each new generation. National Geographic supports critical expeditions and scientific fieldwork, advances geography education, promotes natural and cultural conservation, and inspires audiences through vibrant exhibits and live events. National Geographic is one of the world’s leading organizers of large-scale, travelling exhibitions. Since it launched “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” in 2004, National Geographic has organized two more Egyptian-themed exhibitions, “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” and “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt.” Other exhibitions National Geographic has organized include the four-city U.S. tour of “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.” In 2009, National Geographic travelling exhibitions were seen by more than 6 million visitors. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.
About the Penn Museum
The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, located on the Penn campus in Philadelphia) is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. The Museum’s collection of nearly one million objects include world-renowned artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean World, Asia, Africa, Polynesia and the Americas. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.