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Child next to World MapMaps are full of adventure! Use them to find pirate shipwrecks, hike across the African Congo or to explore Mars through robots. Prompted by the alarming lack of geographic knowledge among our nation's young people and the pressing need to protect the planet's natural resources, the world's most recognized map experts at National Geographic and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis joined forces to develop an extraordinary learning experience-National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure. Both fun and educational for all ages, this new traveling exhibit opens June 1 at the Mayborn Museum Complex.

Dynamic elements within the exhibit, grouped by land, sea, air and space exploration, will invite families to become explorers, chart new territory and plan their own adventures. National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure is filled with activities to help visitors navigate their way through new technologies and ancient mapping techniques. New explorers will learn the basics in Explorers Mapping School, where children and families will manipulate and study historical and contemporary maps. From a simple freehand drawing of how to get to a friend's house, to the most complex multicolor depiction of weather conditions, all of us use maps as tools for adventure!

Visitors will also be introduced to famous contemporary explorers throughout the exhibit:

Dr. Zahi Hawass

Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Hawass is responsible for many major discoveries, and he headed the restoration effort of the Sphinx.

Dr. J. Michael Fay

A wildlife biologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Fay trekked 2,000 miles across the African Congo in 1999 and 2000, documenting rare and vanishing wildlife in an effort to establish protected land.

Dr. Nathalie Cabrol

A NASA scientist who uses geologic and topographical maps to navigate a Mars rover via computer.

Ticket Prices:
Seniors (65+)$7
Children (18mos. 12 yrs.)$5
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