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Don't Be A Zombie!
Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

Tentative dates September 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Don't be frightened; everyone survives in this exhibition about natural disasters and climate change. You will learn how to gather the items needed to weather a storm, put together an emergency preparedness kit, provide for your pets in an emergency, and know what agency to contact when your power goes out. If you're prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you can survive any disaster! You will also explore what Indiana might look like in 2030 to help you better understand how changes in the climate will affect Hoosiers and what you can do about it. Don’t Be a Zombie is based on material from the Centers for Disease Control and the Extension Disaster and Emergency Network, and was produced by the Purdue University Agriculture Exhibit Design Center.

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In The Dark

June 9, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Explore different environments of darkness and the unique life forms that inhabit them through a combination of hands-on and whole-body interactives, walk-through dioramas, and specimens. Wander through a nocturnal forest past glowing mushrooms, and discover the amazing underground worlds beneath basement floors and backyards. Fragile cave ecosystems provide a labyrinth of adventure, and take the plunge to explore the unique life deep in the world's oceans. Finally, discover how darkness has intrigued and influenced humans for thousands of years, and how we can help preserve fragile worlds without light. In The Dark was developed by the Cincinnati Museum Center.

"In The Dark" is sponsored in-part by Bill & Carol Niezer.

 

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Our Weakening Web

February 10, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Our Weakening Web: The Story of Extinction helps visitors understand the process of extinction as a natural occurrence over millions of years. Through the display of life-like dioramas and interactive components that encourage hands-on learning, visitors will find out about the ecological relationships that bind all life forms together. The exhibition shows what is happening today and why environmental conservation is important. Our Weakening Web seeks to compel visitors to take action in their daily lives -- to promote preservation of the Earth's richness and biological diversity.

A beautiful combination of hand-crafted dioramas--featuring scenes from prehistory to present day--and interactive components that focus on environmental impact and advocacy, Our Weakening Web presents a timely, important topic in a fun and engaging fashion. The exhibition was developed by the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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Spiders!

Sponsorship opportunities still available

Tentative dates September 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Spiders; people love them or hate them, but everyone is fascinated by them. Spiders! is the largest touring collection of arachnids in America. It celebrates the beauty and mystique of spiders, as well as the cultural connections between spiders and humans. The exhibition features nearly 100 LIVE arachnids, incredible colorful photos, and interactive exhibit stations. Interpretive graphic signs highlight spiders and arachnids through literature, pop culture, history, music, art, paleontology, science, and live animals. The exhibition was developed by Build 4 Impact Inc.

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RiverWorks Discovery

Sponsorship opportunities still available

Tentative dates June 3 – September 10, 2017

RiverWorks Discovery is a journey of imagination and exploration of America’s inland waterways. This fun, hands-on exhibition weaves a rich, multidisciplinary story through immersive environments, educational panels, interactive exhibits, engaging films, a playful water table, and unique artifacts. The exhibit stations bring America’s rivers to life in a meaningful and tangible way for families and school groups. RiverWorks Discovery will engage visitors in deeper discussion and build local and regional river awareness. Key concepts include river commerce, culture, conservation and careers. The exhibition was developed by the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and was funded by the AEP Foundation.

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