Children's Museum Partnership Provides Unique Opportunities


In a special partnership with the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Kelley alumni, students, faculty, staff and their families can buy tickets for the museum's Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at a 20% discount. You can receive the discount by showing your JagTag (must denote Kelley School of Business). Kelley alumni can print a coupon online. The discount applies for general admission as well as the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit.

The unique collaboration between Kelley and the Children's Museum will also provide the opportunity for nearly 100 Kelley undergrads to attend an evening class in the "Take me there: China" exhibit. Students in Professor Sasha Fedorikhin's M401 class will meet at the museum on September 9, while those in Todd Roberson's F494 will attend class there on September 30. The school will also hold an evening reception for its Business of Medicine MBA students during their September residency session, and several faculty members will lead a panel presentation in early October.

Here are three reasons why YOU should visit the Children's Museum this fall to check out this exhibit and be a part of this special relationship with the museum and the Kelley School of Business.

  1. The exhibit itself is enough to get anyone to visit. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Terra Cotta Warriors, let me give you a little summary. They were discovered in 1974 by peasants that were digging for a well near the tomb of China's first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. After digging, they discovered over 7,000 soldiers, horses, chariots and even weapons made out of pottery. It was believed that they were built to protect the emperors tomb and watch over him in the afterlife.
  2. This is the only time you will be able to see this exhibit in the U.S. in 2014! It's a very exclusive exhibit that has never been exhibited in a children's museum since their discovery 40 years ago. This truly is a one in a lifetime opportunity. And the best part is ... you can go for a discounted price with your fellow students and faculty!
  3. Five of Kelley's renowned faculty members (Marjorie Lyles, Barbara Flynn, Sasha Fedorikhin, Mohan Tatikonda, and Cathy Bonser-Nea) will be a part of the Faculty Panel Presentation that is open to the public on October 8. This event will showcase the faculty's experiences with business in China and their explorations. It will be a panel followed by a reception. You will have the opportunity to see the exhibit that night and adventure around the museum. Invite all your friends ... this will be an event for the books!

We are excited about partnering with the Children's Museum to create priceless experiences for the Kelley family. This is the first time that the Children's Museum has partnered with a higher education institute to bring this kind of experience to the city.