Children’s Museum opens Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Experience

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Just inside the exhibit are statues of each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Djibril, 17, and Adama, 12, visited the exhibit with Recorder Production Manager Jeana Ouattara during its opening March 9. (Photo/provided)
Just inside the exhibit are statues of each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Djibril, 17, and Adama, 12, visited the exhibit with Recorder Production Manager Jeana Ouattara during its opening March 9. (Photo/provided)

From the sewers to the streets of Indianapolis, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is presenting a new adventure with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Now through Sept. 2, 2024, kids and families can go underground at the Children’s Museum to learn and test their skills in a variety of team-building activities, challenges, puzzles and games during “Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer.”

“It’s all about using your knowledge, creativity and teamwork — just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles do to overcome obstacles and solve problems,” CEO Jennifer Pace Robinson said in a statement. 

Each of the crime-fighting turtle teens have unique strengths, which, when combined, make for a formidable team who fight for justice and promote teamwork. The interactive exhibit features several fun and educational challenges, collaborative games and mind-teasing puzzles, whether taking lessons on work ethics from Splinter and Raphael in the Dojo or solving puzzles in Donatello’s Lab. 

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Each of the family-friendly training opportunities aim to mirror the way the Turtles tackle problems and overcome obstacles. Parents and kids can learn more about their own strengths and how to rely on one another through sliding between laser-like ropes, building a bridge together, testing their balance skills on skateboards, or constructing their own sewer pipe and discovering where it goes.

In preparation for the exhibit, visiting artist Ess McKee took to the streets of Indianapolis to “paint the town green.” More than 100 cans of shell-shock green spray paint were used to design dozens of manhole covers throughout the city — with special permission from the City of Indianapolis — as part of the city’s Art in the Right Way program.

“Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” is open at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis through Sept. 2, 2024. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours and included in the price of admission. For more information about each of the activities included and ticketing, visit childrensmuseum.org.

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-762-7848. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.