Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor's Painted Army now open at Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The long-awaited arrival of soldiers from Shaanxi Province in China is here. Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor's Painted Army opened May 10 at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. It will run through November 2, 2014.

This fascinating exhibit includes 8 of the terra cotta warriors that were buried for 2200 years around the emperor's tomb and unearthed in 1974. Approximately 8,000 unique life-sized soldiers were buried as part of the world's largest underground burial site with the intention of protecting the emperor's tomb in the afterlife. 

This is the only time this year that you'll be able to see the Terra Cotta Warriors in the U.S. and the first time that it's been available in a family-centered venue. While the real warriors are behind glass, there are some great-opportunity for hands-on fun, including an opportunity to sculpt your own miniature terra cotta warrior.

Also, don't miss the experience of being immersed in Chinese culture in the Take Me There: China exhibit where you can learn all about life in modern day China.

Various programs and live demonstration help to enhance the experience for visitors.

Strike a pose as a warrior yourself.

Get your hands a little dirty and have some fun with modeling clay creating your own miniature soldier.

Or sculpt a face for a warrior.

For more details on the exhibit, visit www.childrensmuseum.org.

1 comment:

  1. Wow very nice post of Xian tour. Xian is the most beautiful and tourist attraction place where huge no. of tourists come to visit. Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.


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