International Archaeology Day Takes Over the Children’s Museum

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Indianapolis (October 19th, 2013) – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis spent Saturday teaching about the ocean and space in honor of international archaeology day.

Two experts held fun and educational sessions for children of all ages.

An underwater archaeologist was on-hand for the National Geographic Treasures of the Earth exhibit,  Dr. Charles Beeker spent the day sharing stories about his legendary underwater archaeology discoveries including Captain William Kidd’s pirate shipwreck found in the Dominican Republic.

And Dr. David Wolf debuted his new program, Astronaut Adventures with David Wolf. The former astronaut and medical doctor led family activities created to help young and old understand what it’s like to work in micro-gravity on the space station.

In addition to both speakers, the day included visits by several archaeology professors from IU, Purdue and IUPUI.

Children who attended and participated in Saturday’s event earned a “Junior Archaeologist” sticker badge.