Sunday, January 26, 2020

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Share Secrets of The Sewer, Ninja Tactics and Teamwork at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Turtle Power! Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Share Secrets of the Sewer, Ninja Tactics and Teamwork at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Limited-time exhibits opens Jan. 18 – May 10, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia – After more than three decades of battling evil and exemplifying teamwork, the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) will appear in an exhibit for children and families to enjoy at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The four funny “heroes in a half shell” will share life lessons and team-building skills with their crime-fighting tactics in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ opening Jan. 18, 2020 in Atlanta.

In the exhibit, families will be transported to the underground home of the crime-fighting heroes to see what really happens in their secret hideaway. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brothers Leonardo (the tactical, courageous leader in blue), Michelangelo (the free-spirited jokester in orange), Raphael (the aggressive tough guy in red) and Donatello (the scientist and technological genius in purple) invite families to their New York City sewer lair to train together and learn about the Turtles’ comedic, skillful strategies.

“Children and families will be transported when exploring this larger-than-life exhibit,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “Little ones will have the opportunity to learn about the value of team work and togetherness as they discover how each member of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plays a pivotal role in the group’s accomplishments.”


The Turtles are known and respected for their teamwork. As the TMNT’s sensei and adoptive father Splinter often tells them, “Together there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” Through team-building challenges, collaborative games and mind-teasing puzzles, families and friends will learn skills to help them successfully work together. A few examples include:

• Building a “bridge” together and thinking creatively as a team to overcome challenges.

• Pizza Shooter Arcade: Using a ninja-powered pizza shooter, families will work together to load, then pull back and fling pizza disks at arcade style targets in the windows of a NYC apartment block. Successful shots will trigger bells or other sound effects.

• Back Alley Rope Maze: Families will work together to navigate a rope maze without triggering alarms. It takes dexterity, skill, and assistance from other team members to get everyone through the maze by planning ahead.

• Mikey’s Pizza Grabbing Game: Mikey had an awesome idea – what if we combine fun, pizza and lightning-quick ninja speed?? This competitive dexterity-based reaction time game will encourage family team members to go head to head and test their reflexes, as they follow patterned lights and sound effects.

• Sewer Pipe Assembly: A free-form construction activity using sewer pipes (PVC) to build shapes, arches, or tunnels to add to the Lair. Families can create a sewer pipe together and see where it goes.

The Turtles took the comic book world by storm in 1984—and since then Donnie, Raph, Leo and Mikey have brought Turtle Power to cartoons, movies, video games and toys!

Children and families across the nation will have the opportunity to explore Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ as it travels to children’s museums and science centers coast to coast.

This exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon.


The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis' first-ever interactive exhibit featuring the adorable puppy heroes of Nickelodeon and Spin Master's PAW Patrol is slated to visit the The Children’s Museum of Atlanta during Fall 2022.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

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About Children’s Museum of Atlanta:
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-9. The mission of Children's Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play. With six permanent learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp and private events. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Museum Admission: Plan ahead and save! Families can purchase timed tickets online in advance to save money and guarantee entry to the Museum. Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free. All daily programs are included in price of admission. Group rates and military discounts are available. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed on Wednesdays. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation.

From MDJOnline.com:

The Children's Museum of Atlanta is bringing the Ninja Turtles' 'Secrets of the Sewer' to town

Basketball great Michael Jordan had a unique perspective on the importance of teamwork.

"Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships," he said.

That same level of teamwork and its results were a part of the message the comic book characters known as the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" practiced. It’s one of the important reasons this cartoon character brother quartet still captivates children, despite making their debut in 1984. The comic book has spawned multiple movies and TV shows.

Jane Turner, executive director of the Children's Museum of Atlanta, said in a news release that even after more than 35 years of battling evil and exemplifying teamwork, the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will appear in an exhibit for kids and families to enjoy at the museum Jan. 18 through May 10.

The four funny “heroes in a half shell” will share life lessons and team-building skills with their crime-fighting tactics in Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition at the downtown museum.

In the exhibit, families will be transported to the turtles’ underground home to see what really happens in their secret hideaway.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brothers Leonardo, the tactical, courageous leader in blue; Michelangelo, the free-spirited jokester in orange: Raphael, the aggressive tough guy in red and Donatello, the scientist and technological genius in purple; will invite families to their New York City sewer lair at the museum to train together and learn about the turtles’ comedic, skillful strategies, Turner said.

“Children and families will be transported when exploring this larger-than-life exhibit,” she said. "Little ones will have the opportunity to learn about the value of teamwork and togetherness as they discover how each member of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plays a pivotal role in the group’s accomplishments.”

The turtles are known and respected for their teamwork. As their adoptive father, Splinter, often tells them, “Together there is nothing your four minds cannot accomplish.” Through team-building challenges, collaborative games and mind-teasing puzzles, families and friends will learn skills to help them successfully work on projects.

Some of those projects designed to teach teamwork include building a bridge together and thinking creatively as a team to overcome challenges, as well as working together to fling pizza disks at arcade-style targets using a ninja-powered pizza shooter.

This exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon. Tickets to the exhibition are included with general admission, which costs between $13.95 and $18.95 depending on the day and if bought online. Children under 12 months are admitted free.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org.


A family tries to make its way through the Back Alley Rope Maze at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.


Two children strike a pose at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.


Two children compete in Mikey’s Pizza Grabbing Game at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.


A family tries to make its way through the Back Alley Rope Maze at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.

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From Fox 5 Atlanta:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take over Children’s Museum of Atlanta

ATLANTA - Once upon a time, the names Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael immediately brought to mind images of the Italian Renaissance. Then came a comic book called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984 — and for an entire generation, those four names belonged to a quartet of crime-fighting creatures who live in the sewers of New York.

More than 30 years after they first appeared on comic book stands and captured the imagination of readers around the world, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are moving into the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for a four-month-long adventure. Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer officially opened at the museum this past weekend, and takes kids on a challenge-filled mission through the underground sewers. Those challenges include the Back Alley Rope Maze (here’s a tip — making it through involves teamwork!) and Sewer Pipe Assembly — and, naturally, the Turtles’ favorite food is heavily-represented thanks to the Pizza Shooter Arcade and Pizza Grabbing Game.

Just in case you're not up on your Turtles trivia — the characters made the leap from comics to television in 1987, and currently star in an animated series called “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” on Nickelodeon. Of course, along the way the Turtles have shown up on movie screens, in video games, and on toy store shelves around the world. We're not sure just how many TMNT toys have been produced over the years -- but let's just say the characters probably kept a lot of toy stores in business at the height of their popularity!

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer continues through May 10th, 2020 — and the exhibit is included with museum admission. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest in Downtown Atlanta, And it’s open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


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From AJC:

Family Free Day returns to Children’s Museum of Atlanta on Feb. 5

February 5, 2020, 10:00 am at Children's Museum of Atlanta , 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States

Price: Free

Families are invited to visit Children’s Museum of Atlanta free of charge during Family Free Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5. With programming centered around compassion and generosity, kids will have the opportunity to dance on stage with Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness, create cards for others with Open Hand Atlanta, learn how to help their community with Hands on Atlanta and more. Made possible by the support of the PNC Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation and CareSource, the three sessions will also offer the chance for kids to explore the Museum’s six permanent, interactive exhibits as well as Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™, which will be featured at the Museum for a limited time, through May 10, 2020.

To guarantee entrance, families must pre-register online, beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 for Session One, Two or Three. Families may not register for multiple sessions.

WHAT: Family Free Days
Atlantans and their little ones are invited to experience a kindness-themed admission-free visit to the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5
Session One: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session Two: 1-3:30 p.m.
Session Three: 4-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Children’s Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

HOW: For more information or to register, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/familyfreeday.

For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437]

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From Gwinnett Daily Post:

New exhibit at Children's Museum of Atlanta features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The ninjas are in town.

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta opened its new exhibit inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this past weekend. It is called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer.”

Karen Kelly, program director at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, said the exhibit is an immersive experience in a very large environment. It was made possible through a partnership with Nickelodeon.

“It’s almost like you’re in the TV series,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun. My personal favorite is the pizza shooter arcade. There’s also challenges where kids learn about teamwork and how everyone brings something different to the table, but it’s all valuable.”

The exhibit is an opportunity for kids to train to be a ninja, Kelly said. There’s a common area where kids can hang out, a ropes course, brain teaser station and more. Kids can also take a personality test to see which Ninja Turtle they are — Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo or Raphael.

Throughout the exhibit there are also different programs at various time of the day.

“There’s even some simple math activities,” Kelly said. “Pizzas, for example, are a great tool for teaching kids math, but this exhibit is really about social emotional learning as well. The goals of this exhibit are for kids to learn about the skills they have, those they contribute, how to work with other people and how to foster their own creativity.”

All of these things are especially important, Kelly said, because little kids are still developing motor skills. The exhibit does a good job of helping them with that, she said.

The exhibit was previously at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis. Kelly said she heard it was “amazing” and signed up to get it to come to Atlanta about two or three years ago.

In total, it is between 2,500-3,000 square feet, which helps it to be a more immersive experience.

“The parents are going to have a lot of fun, too,” Kelly said. “It’ll probably bring back a lot of memories for parents who grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And the exhibit is a great opportunity for parent-kid conversations.”

The exhibit will be on display at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta until May 10. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Wednesdays when it is closed.

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org.


According to Karen Kelly, program director at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the exhibit is between 2,500-3,000 square feet. It is one of the biggest the museum has ever had, she said. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Abby Dunn, 4, weaves through the ropes course at the new Children's Museum of Atlanta exhibit. She visited the museum Tuesday morning from Alpharetta. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Richard Calzaretta, 1, plays at the pizza shooter arcade Tuesday morning. He visited the museum from Brookhaven. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Dexter Hill, 7, and his mom visited the new exhibit Tuesday morning from Macon. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Shown are mini versions of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in the middle of a fight. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


The exhibit features all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles like Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


A ropes course at the exhibit where kids have to weave their way through. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


The exhibit is meant to be an immersive experience to help kids develop motor skills. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Mini Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can be seen throughout the museum. Shown are Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in their living room. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Karen Kelly, program director at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, said the exhibit is basically meant to train kids to be a ninja. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Shown is one of the stations that is part of the new exhibit, where kids can dress up in ninja gear prior to continuing with the rest of the exhibit. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


The entrance to the new exhibit. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Shown is some of the gear kids can dress up in as they visit the various stations throughout the exhibit. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Shown is one of the stations in the exhibit. It teaches kids that there are multiple ways to solve problems. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Abby Dunn, 4, weaves through the ropes course at the new Children’s Museum of Atlanta exhibit. She visited the museum Tuesday morning from Alpharetta. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Abby Dunn, 4, weaves through the ropes course at the new Children’s Museum of Atlanta exhibit. She visited the museum Tuesday morning from Alpharetta. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Abby Dunn, 4, weaves through the ropes course at the new Children’s Museum of Atlanta exhibit. She visited the museum Tuesday morning from Alpharetta. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


One-year-old Richard Calzaretta completed the ropes course at the new exhibit Tuesday morning. He visited the museum from Brookhaven. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


One-year-old Richard Calzaretta goes through the "sewers" at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit. He visited the museum Tuesday morning from Brookhaven. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Richard Calzaretta, 1, looks through the "sewer" at the new exhibit Tuesday morning. He visited the museum from Brookhaven. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


One-year-old Richard Calzaretta smiles after successfully playing with the pizza shooter arcade. He visited the museum from Brookhaven. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


One-year-old Richard Calzaretta smiles after successfully playing with the pizza shooter arcade. He visited the museum from Brookhaven. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Shown is the pizza shooter arcade. Karen Kelly, program director at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, said this is her personal favorite station of the new exhibit. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


Dexter Hill, 7, and his mom attempt to solve a puzzle at one of the exhibit’s stations. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will continue with its new exhibit called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” through May 10.


The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Photo: Chamian Cruz.


The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.


The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.


The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.


The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.


The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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Originally published: Friday, December 20, 2019.

H/T: Patch.com; Additional source: Google.
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