Optimus Prime, one of the most widely recognized Western Stars around, is in Indianapolis, IN as part of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Over 96% of the museum’s visitors stopped at the exhibit opening weekend. The Transformers: Robots in Disguise exhibit will be featured at the museum from March 7-July 26, 2015. If you’re looking for an awesome photo op like our friends below, Optimus Prime will be there until April 6th.
The Hasbro Transformer franchise is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, making it the perfect opportunity for the museum to feature the iconic robots.
Star Nation spoke with one of Optimus Prime’s biggest fans, 5-year old Austin Greulich of Indianapolis, and he told us, “It was the best day ever. I’m so excited I got to see the real Optimus Prime!”
Both adults and kids are fond of seeing the big rig in front of the museum. Austin’s mom, Nettie Greulich, said they’ll definitely be back to see the exhibit before Optimus leaves.
Jennifer Wasmund, another fan of Transformers and the exhibit, brought her daughter to see Optimus and said, “Look at the truck, Liv!” One-year old Olivia replied, “Vroooom!”
It sounds like little Olivia is a fan of the Western Star, too!
In addition to being greeted by the red and blue Western Star at the door, visitors also get to turn themselves into alien robots, visit the workspace of a real Hasbro toy designer, design their own Autobot or Decepticon, and see vintage Transformers toys and cartoons.
Monica Humphrey, the museum’s Special and Temporary Exhibits Manager, told Western Star, “People are going crazy seeing the gorgeous truck next to two of our dinosaurs that live outside our building.” And we can see why!
As you can see from the photos, it is still chilly in Indianapolis with snow on the ground and rain falling, but luckily the truck has stayed nice and clean.
If you’re in the area, send us a photo of you and Optimus Prime so we can add you to Star Nation!
Find out more about the Transformers exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis here.