Sunday, May 12, 2019

Nickelodeon to Host '35 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Interactive Exhibit at the Paley Center for Media in NYC to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of TMNT

Kids can meet their favorite Turtles and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Nickelodeon show on May 18.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a firm favorite with fans for more than three decades, and die-hard fans can interact with the Turtles in a whole new way this summer at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, which will be hosting a 35th anniversary exclusive arrangement from Saturday, May 18 until Sunday, July 14, 2019 in collaboration with Nickelodeon!

The interactive 35 Years of TMNT exhibit will feature artwork that showcases the Turtles’ comic book history, opportunities to meet-and-greet voice actors and the Heroes In a Half-Shell themselves, and a visual timeline of the series’ evolution from comic books to the current Nickelodeon series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

35 Years of TMNT will focus tracking how the Turtles have touched readers and viewers since their release in 1984, said Charlotte Castillo, Senior Vice President (SVP), Global Franchise Planning at Viacom.

“Partnering with The Paley Center for Media to celebrate 35 years of this iconic franchise with the 35 Years of TMNT exhibit in the heart of their very own city is the perfect opportunity to honor the TMNT legacy,” Castillo added.

Opening weekend will be an awesome experience for fans — on the morning of May 18, Paley Center Corporate Members can meet-and-greet with costumed Turtles, do activities and play games, grab food, participate in giveaways, and learn all about how Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello came to life.

After the exhibit debuts, each weekend of the celebration will feature “shell-shocked” themed screenings of iconic TMNT episodes in NY and LA. Themes include TMNT Origins, Heroes will Rise!, Turtle Power, Out of the Sewers, and Turtles <3 Pizza.

The Paley Center has two locations in New York and Los Angeles. Its events aim to foster discussion of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms, as well as examine the intersection of popular culture like TMNT and society. The 35 Years of TMNT exhibit is free and open to the public. Visit for more information about the 35 Years of TMNT exhibit, visit

Below is full information about Nickelodeon's 35 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit at the Paley Center for Media in NYC:

In New York - Opens May 18

35 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

An Exhibit of Iconic Memorabilia, New TMNT Apps, Screenings, and More
Opening Day: Saturday, May 18!

The exhibit will open to the public at noon, with a special giveaway for the first 100 children in line, and a meet and greet with the Turtles from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The year was 1984. Two guys named Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, inspired by their simple doodle of a turtle in a mask, self-published a comic book for the ages, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. And as Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello emerged into the world, they changed pop culture forever.

Five television series, five feature films, hundreds of comic books, and thirty-five years later, a global legion of fans shows its love and loyalty to the Turtles on a daily basis, watching episodes on Nickelodeon and beyond, wearing classic tees, showing up at special events, posting on social media, knowing everything there is to know about the Turtles, and raising the next generation of fans.

And now The Paley Center for Media welcomes Nickelodeon as it opens its vault to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Your journey through the Turtleverse begins with a dynamic art piece showcasing the comic-book origins of our half-shell heroes. Turn around for a “shellfie” with a Turtles standee, then take in the installation of iconic posters and products. Sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gear up with a Turtles mask to play TMNT apps, sit back for shell-shocked screenings, express your inner Turtle with craft activities, and get in on some gnarly giveaways!


Show off your Turtle Power and post your photos with #TMNT35 @TMNT @PaleyCenter


Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, July 14, 2019

FREE and open to the public. No advance ticketing.

Exhibit Hours:

Wednesdays to Sundays, noon to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

This exhibit will be closed on these dates: May 23, June 12, and June 13.

The Paley Center for Media in New York
25 West 52 Street, New York

Shell-Shocked Screenings in NY & LA

Sit back and enjoy nonstop ninja action! Every Saturday and Sunday, beginning May 18 through July 14, get ready for some super shell-shocked screenings! Viewers can shellax and relax while watching over two hours of footage featuring episodes from different TMNT iterations and getting an inside look at special short form content.

Screenings in New York and Los Angeles begin at 12:15 and 3:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays

May 18 & 19
TMNT Origins

Let’s take this back to where Turtle Power all started! Re-watch the pilot episodes across three different TMNT iterations and get the inside scoop on how each series was developed.

May 25 & 26
Heroes Will Rise!

Meet some of the Turtles’ most trusted allies, everyday heroes just helping to save the city one day at a time!

June 1 & 2
Mutant Mayhem

From evil aliens originating from Dimension X, to insect-like creatures used to mutate humans and animals, it’s total mutant madness this weekend!

June 8 & 9
Shred This!

Get ready to take in (and take down!) the Turtles’ ultimate archenemy: The Shredder!

June 15 & 16
Turtle Power

Stealth mode. Power up mode. Beast mode. Relive some of the Turtles’ biggest and baddest battles!

June 22 & 23
Sensei Splinter

Hajime! Let the Sensei Splinter screenings begin!

June 29 & 30
Villains Unite!

A warthog, a rhino, a hypnotic hippo, Baron Draxum, and more, this weekend is all about the Turtles’ most formidable foes.

July 6 & 7
Out of the Sewers

The Turtles emerge out of the sewers and set out to new locations for new adventures!

July 13 & 14
Turtles <3 Pizza

Did somebody say, Pizza?! Nobody loves pizza more than our half-shell heroes, and here’s a weekend of footage to prove it!


The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Originally published: Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:38am BST.

Additional sources: NYMetroParents, Los Angeles Life and Style.
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