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The Indianapolis Children’s Museum is planning a new permanent exhibit to open in the summer of 2011. But they’re not giving it away just yet.

Over the next three weeks, the museum will offer clues to the new archeological exhibit in gradual revelations.

Tuesday morning, the museum unveiled three crates to kick off the Treasures of the Earth exhibit, a partnership with the National Geographic Society.

It’s touted as a one-of-a-kind family learning experience based on real archeological sites. We won’t know what’s in the crates until March 16th.

“Inside these crates are artifacts that will reveal the three major international components of National Geographic’s Treasures of the Earth. Beginning next Tuesday, March 16th, we will open one crate every week, unlocking the mystery within,” said Jeffrey Patchen, Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

“Visitors to the exhibition will embark on an international journey. It’ll be an immersive environment and you’ll learn all about archeology and take an active role,” said Susan Norton, National Geographic Society.

Kids will be able to get their hands dirty – literally – as they take on that interactive role. But for now, they can only do so on the 16th, 23rd or 30th of March.

from msnbc.com

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