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National Geographic Presents Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology Exhibition

Friday, October 5, 2012

Start your adventure!

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, presented by the National Geographic Society, immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology. Walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones as you embark on this interactive museum adventure.

This unique exhibition features :

  • A vast and exclusive collection of Indiana Jones film props, models, concept art, and set designs from the Lucasfilm Archives
  • An interactive tour of legendary sites that sheds light on historical myths such as the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail
  • A rare chance to see some of the world’s most impressive material remains and real-world artefacts from ancient societies from the collections of the world-renowned Penn Museum and the National Geographic Society archives
  • A handheld multimedia guide that lets you personalize your exhibit experience
  • An interactive quest game that let’s children of all ages test their skills and explore the exhibit content in a fun, innovative way

The Expedition Begins October 12, 2012!

SANTA ANA, CA – July 16, 2012 – For the past thirty years, audiences around the world have followed Indiana Jones on his quests for treasure, adventure, fortune and glory. And now, Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology, a redefined modern exhibition experience, is set to premiere in the United States at Discovery Science Center (DSC) in Santa Ana, California on October 12, 2012. This innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions, features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucasfilm Archives, along with photos and videos from the National Geographic Society and artifacts from the Penn Museum.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we are hosting the U.S. premiere of Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology,” says Joe Adams, President of Discovery Science Center. “For three decades, the Indiana Jones films have entertained generations of audiences and have become a part of our Americana.  This exhibition is a perfect fit for the Science Center, as it merges the science of archaeology and excitement of the films, into an engaging and dynamic learning experience for visitors of all ages.”

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology transforms the museum experience into a multimedia and interactive adventure. Upon entering the exhibit, visitors will be immersed in the world of Indiana Jones, in an exhibit environment created with state-of-the-art technology and spanning over 10,000 square feet. Equipped with a personal video companion, visitors will embark on a quest to uncover the true origins of archaeological mysteries. An original audio greeting recorded by Harrison Ford – the world-renowned actor who brought Indy to life – welcomes visitors and invites them to begin their journey into the science of field archaeology. Charged with comprehensive educational content, photos and videos, the interactive hand-held device guides visitors on the “Indy Trail” and through the various archaeological zones. Visitors also have the ability to create their own adventure with an interactive quest.

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology not only features a vast and exclusive collection of Indy props, models, concept art and costumes, it also presents a wealth of historical and cultural facts and objects. The internationally renowned University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, otherwise known as the Penn Museum, is providing a remarkable array of archaeological artifacts and educational material. The National Geographic Society, the exhibition’s global presenting partner, also shares photos, videos and content from its impressive and historic archive.

“This exhibition is an exciting journey into the real world of archaeology,” says Dr. Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic’s Archaeology Fellow. “This is the perfect opportunity to introduce audiences of all ages to this fascinating scientific field through the inspiration of these highly popular films.”

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology elucidates myths associated with relics like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail and explores mythical places such as Akator or Mayapore. The exhibition also sheds light on how archaeologists really work on projects and make scientific breakthroughs such as deciphering ancient scripts, finding lost cities, and discovering treasure in unexpected places.

Visitors may begin their adventure of archaeology by visiting indianajonestheexhibition.com . A portal into the exhibition, the website hosts information that will allow visitors to discover the past, investigate lost civilizations, attempt to solve archaeological mysteries and prepare their journey into the world of Indiana Jones.

Information and Ticket Sales
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition will launch at Discovery Science Center from October 12 through April 21, 2013. Tickets will go on sale for just $10 per person, in addition to Science Center admission, beginning August 8, 2012. For complete schedule and ticket information, visit Discovery Science Center’s website at www.discoverycube.org or call (714) 542-2823. For information on the exhibit, visit indianajonestheexhibition.com

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