Thanks to our pals at Hasbro and the social media team at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, we’ve got a preview of the upcoming Transformers: Robots in Disguise exhibit. This exhibit opens on March 7th. This preview will give some idea of what to expect and how the displayed objects relate to hands on learning opportunities. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Transformers Universe! The exhibit’s entry will ask you to “Choose Your Team,” with featured photo ops with Optimus Prime and Megatron. exhibit entry.]
There will also be a display of full-size Transformers fan costumes, including The Children’s Museum’s own Bumblebee costume.
Examine Transformers vintage toys and character images, which represent a sampling of the 6,000 characters developed by Hasbro over the past 30 years. This space includes a 10’ Optimus Prime statue from Transformers: Age of Extinction, an Autobot and Decepticon character display, and other interactives focused on the fantasy world of Transformers
The Hasbro toy design area will allow you to participate in key phases of the toy making process including aspects such as conceptual design, engineering, and testing. Enter an immersive space emulating Hasbro designers at work and watch a 3D printer printing a grey model prototype.
Autobot Central is a facilitated program space featuring hands-on workshops where visitors design robotic creations using some of the same skills used by Transformers designers. The space will also feature vintage commercials and cartoons.
The Become Bumblebee interactive asks visitors to imagine if YOU were a Transformer as you virtually transform into a robot on screen.