The United States at Discovery Science Center (DSC) in Santa Ana, California, is to premier Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology on October 12, 2012.
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The innovative exhibition based on the much loved archaeologist and adventurer is presented by the National Geographic Society, produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions and made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd.. With artifacts from the Penn Museum alongside photos and video from the National Geographic Society, the exhibition features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucasfilm Archives.
Joe Adams, President of Discovery Science Center , says, “I am absolutely thrilled that we are hosting the U.S. premiere of Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology. 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 sets out to inspire and cultivate an enduring interest in archaeology by transforming the museum experience into an interactive multimedia adventure. With state of the art technology in a space of over 10, 000 square feet, visitors are issued with a personal video companion as they set out on a quest to solve archaeological mysteries,
The interactive hand held device contains a wealth of educational content, photos, videos and an audio greeting from Harrison Ford. As they follow the “Indy Trail” through a variety of archaeological zones, visitors can create their own interactive adventure. As well as exploring myths and legends featured in the films, visitors will also see how real archaeologists work deciphering ancient scripts, finding lost cities and discovering hidden treasure.
Dr. Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic’s Archaeology Fellow, says, “This exhibition is an exciting journey into the real world of archaeology. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce audiences of all ages to this fascinating scientific field through the inspiration of these highly popular films.”