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May 31st, 2008

Be the first to explore our newest exhibit National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure! This exciting exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 1, 2008, but you can get a sneak peek, as well as enjoy great food and performances by attending the Mayborn's Preview Party on May 31 from 6-9pm! Reserve your tickets now to be a part of this fun-filled party for the entire family.

Chart new territory and plan your own family adventure in this fantastic exhibit from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Use maps to find pirate shipwrecks, hike across the African Congo, explore Mars through robots, and much more. Bring your camera and document your own expedition through the exhibit and party activities!


Enjoy entertainment with an international flair! Get the feel of the tropics as performers bring traditional Polynesian dances to the Mayborn's rotunda! The dancers of Tropical Productions from Austin, Texas will entertain visitors with two fantastic performances during the Preview Party. Visitors will also travel to Asia with a Chinese dragon parade and enjoy music from around the globe throughout the party!

Silent Auction

Bid on your favorite item at our silent auction! Click here to review our online catalog of items available, including great tickets, gift certificates, and merchandise.


Taste food from around the world at five serving stations with a delicious variety that will thrill your taste buds!

Mango Slushies
Fried Plantains with Cinnamon and Sugar
Ras Al Hanout Chicken Skewers

Oceania - Polynesian
Pali Punch
PuPu Spareribs
Haupia (Coconut Milk Pudding)

Melon and Fried Cheesecake Skewers
Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Gazpacho
Watermelon-Lemon Slushies

North America
Empanadas with Chili-lime Sour Cream
Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)
Chips and Salsa
Fruit Tacos
Agua Fresca (Fruit-flavored Water)

Teriyaki Shrimp Twists
Orange Chicken Bites
Fried Bananas with Sweet Chai Tea Sauce

Evening at a Glance

6:30 Silent Auction
6:30 Chinese Dragon
7:00 Polynesian Dancing
7:30 Chinese Dragon
8:00 Polynesian Dancing
8:30 Silent Auction Ends

Reserve Your Tickets

18 month - 12 yrs.$15$20

The evening was great fun. Here is a slide show of the event:

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