Mississippi Children's Museum

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Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

Summer 2020 Visiting Exhibit: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer Summer Exhibit

At the Mississippi Children’s Museum, 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.

Through team-building challenges, collaborative games and mind-teasing puzzles, families and friends learn skills to help them successfully work together. Here are a few examples:

  • Build a “bridge” together and think creatively as a team to overcome challenges
  • Assemble two electrical circuit puzzles by taking one apart to build another
    • Plan ahead and use patience to navigate the rope maze
    • Create a sewer pipe together and see where it goes

The exhibit will teach children that good leaders coordinate individuals’ skills and strengths to overcome challenges as a team and creative thinking lets us experiment, plan, and invent solutions to complex problems. It will also give them the opportunity to explore STEM elements in Donatello’s lab and different brain teaser puzzles geared towards children of different ages. The overall message teaches that hard work and self-discipline will prepare children to meet different challenges that they will experience throughout their lives.