The Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN
August 1, 2009
Story and Photos by David Syczylo (Boba Binks)


Star Wars has been a major influence and impact on the world for over thirty years now. At the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis you can come join the fun of the Force!

Visit the Clone Wars exhibit and share your memories and experiences of the Star Wars Saga while learning about the exciting Clone Wars animated series. The exhibit features artwork, costumes, and other pieces of the Star Wars universe from conception to production of the animated television series.

Throughout the day you can meet many of your favorite Star Wars characters from Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders to Rebel Fleet Troopers, Jedi and more. Thanks to the local 501st Bloodfin Garrison of Indianapolis and the newly formed Rebel Legion Mos Espa Base of Indiana. If you feel brave enough you can ever get your picture taken with any of the characters. Just watch out for those Tusken Raiders they may taunt you.

If you feel like you need to exercise and learn the ways of the Force why not partake in Jedi Fitness with a real Jedi Knight, Obi-Sean. He will not only show you some awesome Jedi exercises he will even teach you to use a lightsaber!

Exercise is not your thing. You just want to stretch and relax? You can Yoda Yoga! Learn to ease your mind, calm and at peace you will be.

Also around the museum you can see:

  • Level 2 - Digital Animation: Sword Battle. Learn to use pivot stick figure animator software to create the ultimate sword duel.

  • Level 3 - Bubble Domes of Naboo: Use bubbles to simulate colonies of the planet Naboo.

  • Level 3 - The Art of Starfighter: Create a starfigher of your very own out of craft materials.

  • Level 3 - Use Your Inner Force: Discover the themes of good versus evil that exist in the Star Wars Saga. Make a promise to use the Force to create balance in your own universe.

  • Level 4 – Send in the Clones: Do clones really exist? Learn about the process of cloning, its applications and “Clone” a plant clipping to take home.

Though this trooper was not able to troop this go around due to my healing process of a recent knee surgery I was able to take some pictures. It was a fun time had by all and looking forward to many more Dewback Patrols!

Click on the links below to view the two photo galleries: