We’ve been to a few parties over at the Children’s Museum in SD, located right across the tracks from the Hyatt—notably a concert by Cheap Trick a few years back—and often wondered why it wasn’t used more by party-givers. Well, what with the original Tr!ckster venue going to the studios, and now this, it seems “right across the tracks” is the new DUMBO, as Cartoon Network is taking over the Children’s Museum for an Adventure Time exhibit and a “fully immersive” Adventure Time experience! That won’t be popular, oh no. So once you escape the zombies over at PetCo you can mosey on over here and mess with the Door Lords.
The exhibit opens on Wednesday of the con.
It’s a Finn and Jake take over, Comic-Con style! For the first time ever, The New Children’s Museum, located in Downtown San Diego, will be re-conceptualized to feature an exclusive, fully immersive Adventure Time experience. Inspired by two fan-favorite episodes, the Adventure Time: Keyper Seeker experience will welcome guests into this lush re-creation of the Land of Ooo! The Keyper, a beloved Adventure Time character who just happens to wear a key shaped hat, will present guests with a special key that opens one of the many doors within the secret lair of the Door Lords. Before a door will open, each guest must decipher a riddle that if successful will grant access to an extra-special prize locked inside!
The New Children’s Museum of San Diego and Cartoon Network will also be partnering to host an Adventure Time exhibition featuring fan-generated artwork! Cartoon Network has assembled a diverse array of Adventure Time themed artwork which will be displayed for the duration of this year’s Con.
Celebrating the amazing fandom of this hit series, the Adventure Time: Keyper Seeker experience and the Adventure Time Fan Art Exhibit will be open to the public and Comic-Con attendees at the New Children’s Museum of San Diego Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday, July 15, 2012. The New Children’s Museum is located at 200 West Island Avenue, San Diego, California 92101, conveniently located directly across from the Convention Center.
The New Children’s Museum is a dynamic new model of a museum that provides inventive and engaging art experiences that are meaningful to children and families. NCM brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity — blending elements of art museum, children’s museum, and community center.
A non-profit institution funded by admissions, memberships, and community support, the Museum stimulates imagination, inquisitiveness and innovative thinking by exhibiting participatory works of art by contemporary artists and providing a venue for art making and play. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, NCM inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.