Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer Opens September 16
August 15, 2017
For Immediate Release
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer
Exhibit Opens at The Strong Museum
Turtle power! Leap to the rescue in the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the iconic, pizza-eating “heroes in a half shell” when Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTM: Secrets of the SewerTM opens at The Strong museum on Saturday, September 16. Journey to the secret, underground hideout of the beloved crime-fighting turtles Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, and discover the power of teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes, and obstacles.
The Dojo: Train alongside the Turtles with their mentor, Master Splinter. Fine tune your skills in the dojo (a martial arts training area) by slicing and dicing pizza with virtual weapons in a game modeled after the popular Fruit Ninja video game. View a display of weapons and learn about the history and fighting styles of real ninjas. Need encouragement? Ninjas-in-Training can answer the “Cheese Phone” to learn about discipline and the importance of practice from Master Splinter and the Turtles. Throughout the area, see wall hangings similar to Japanese scrolls that provide information about the Turtles’ enemies—such as the evil Shredder!—and view dioramas that explain how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came to be. Work with friends and family to build a bridge and cross the sewers to visit other interactive activities.
Underground Lair: Explore the rest of the Turtles’ lair to see how they live. Grab a seat by the television to test your knowledge about the Turtles’ history with an interactive trivia game. Find family dioramas hidden in the walls that show how the Turtles spend their down time when they’re not fighting crime. “Skateboard” with Michelangelo and improve your balance; test your reflexes with the Pizza Grabbing Game; and answer questions in a personality quiz to see which Turtle you are most like. Use the Turtle’s periscope to catch a glimpse of what’s happening on the streets above the lair—and be on the lookout for bad guys!
Donatello’s Workshop and Lab: Enter Donatello’s lab to see his inventions and try your hand at creative problem solving. Complete two different circuit board puzzles by linking electrodes together to light up a sign and power on its fan. Work with friends to safely move hazardous ooze into Donnie’s biohazard containers. Complete a sewer map maze and learn the secrets of what lies beneath the streets of New York City.
New York City Streets: Put your newfound skills and training to the test in the Big Apple. Team up with Turtle allies—including April O’Neill and vigilante Casey Jones—to battle villains and rescue the city from peril. Navigate a rope maze without triggering the alarms, shoot pizzas at the bad guys, and play a computer game that requires teamwork to ultimately save the day.
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer remains on through January 1, 2018 and is included with general museum admission fees. The exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon.
Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $14.50, under age 2 free, members free. (Fees subject to change.)
Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only.
Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.