Wednesday, August 14, 2013

@IndyStateFair Get Animated!

One of my absolute favorite things at the Indiana State Fair this year is the special exhibit in the Grand Hall - Get Animated.

This exhibit focuses on animation of all kinds - from Disney to video games to the old Saturday morning cartoons.  And there is so much to DO in this exhibit!  I went once by myself, once with just Jeff, and twice with the kids.

There was gorgeous concept art and tribute art...








My kids had some fun with the statues and such...




There was a nice collection of old stuff... I was glad Teagan knew that the record player played music and the typewriter was for typing.  She didn't know the names of the items but knew their purpose.






And then there was the drawing area - where you could learn to draw different characters.  We never got to attend "Animated University."  But we did snap the series of pics on the wall for "how to draw Mickey."

 

 And my kids were fascinated by the video games - even though they didn't actually play any of them.


And I loved the gift shop.  I could have easily spent my entire State Fair budget in that little shop.  One of the best buys, though, was a box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans.  We finished reading the first Harry Potter this summer so finding the beans was really exciting.  I made the kids wait until the train ride home to open them up... they searched the guide on the back and tried tutti fruiti (loved it) and then grass (liked it)...

Teagan was pretty anxious...


But also very eager...


Grass didn't taste gross so...


So let's try earwax!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Bottom line - if you have any bit of nerd in you when it comes to all things animated... get to the Indiana State Fair and check out this exhibit.  There are still some great offers to make it a little easier on the wallet to go to the Fair (and then spend that savings at the Get Animated gift shop) -

Thursday, August 15AAA Day - FREE admission for AAA members with valid AAA membership card! One valid AAA card per person.

Friday, August 16$5 Friday with Foodie Fair Specials - $5 Admission with printed voucher presented at Gate - Download your Voucher HERE. Concessionaires will offer Foodie Fair Specials & the Midway Survival Wristband Special!

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2 comments:

Garret Atherton said...

In the last photo, Zach looks drunk, Teagan looks disgusted.

Karen M. Peterson said...

That looks like such a blast! They didn't have anything THAT cool at the county fair.