Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 21, 2013

Museum offers contest for best superhero


INDIANAPOLIS — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is pairing superpowered heroes from pop culture, literature, myth, and legend to create an ultimate superpower showdown this spring break.

Your vote decides whose superpower should make it to the final round. Batman, Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hercules, Ravana, and Eagle Kachina are just a few of the options.

Unique powers have transformed ordinary mortals into extraordinary heroes and villains for centuries. Arguments over which power is the best have circulated just as long. Now you get to determine which power will prevail as the top power in the land through this unique exhibit and online voting opportunity. Online and onsite voting is now open and continues through May 5.

"The premise is to connect objects from our interesting 120,000-artifact collection that range from mythological heroes and literature to pop cultural icons on loan from movie studios and private collectors to superpowers," Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, said in a press release. "Superpowers can turn an ordinary person into the hero (or villain) of extraordinary stories. They excite and inspire us by doing things no one else can. We want children to understand they are special with their own unique power to change the world however they choose."

To vote, visit the website at www.childrensmuseum.org.