Had a chance to check out the "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" traveling exhibit at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA. The main exhibit area features props, costumes, and artwork from all four films. From the main exhibit area, four separate rooms branch out which attempt to educate regarding what real life archaeology is all about using actual artifacts and photographs. Growing up with Star Wars and Indy I've always liked Raiders a bit more, so this exhibit was a total blast for me. I took pictures of pretty much every single Indy display, so here are some of them (I've posted a lot, so if you're planning to go and want to be surprised, don't read any further!):
Everyone gets their own handheld multimedia guide with headphones that allows you to see video or hear audio providing additional info regarding the various physical displays. There's a lot of cool making-of kind of stuff, as well as explanation of what in the films are considered factual versus myth or just plain invented for the plots.
Concept art of the outside of the temple of the golden idol. Not filmed due to budgetary concerns.
Layout of how the rolling boulder chasing Indy is supposed to work.
Matte painting of Pankot Palace
Concept artwork by future Rocketeer and Captain America director Joe Johnston.
It wasn't clear to me if this was one of the actual miniatures used to film the mine car chase or if it was just a model.
More in a few...