Curious George Comes to the Mississippi Children’s Museum
The little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for over 75 years – comes to life this summer at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM). Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit will be visiting MCM May 20-September 10, 2017, presented by Trustmark and sponsored by Atmos Energy and The Radio People, introducing children into the world of Curious George and leading visitors on a fun, interactive STEM-based adventure.
Visitors will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories by H.A. and Margret Rey and the television series that airs on PBS KIDS®. The exhibit inspires children’s natural curiosity as they explore the neighborhood where Curious George™ lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Children can explore iconic points from George’s curious world and climb into a construction trailer to design and construct a building! Visitors to the exhibit have the opportunity to experiment with physics as they putt through the mini golf course, use wind power to move yard art and wind chimes, or climb into the space rocket Curious George took on his space adventure!
The exhibit’s content is based on educational standards developed by Minnesota Children’s Museum and an expert advisory panel to the PBS KIDS series, as well as national science and math standards for young children. “The science and math activities in the exhibit will provide a rich and meaningful context in which these skills can be learned and developed in a fun and engaging way,” said Sarah Caruso, Minnesota Children’s Museum President.
Designed, developed and built by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! is on a five-year, 20-city tour of children’s museums across the country. The Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit is sponsored by 3M.
Throughout the duration of the exhibit, MCM will be hosting weekly Curious George-themed programs and special Saturday events to engage children and families in hands-on, STEM activities. Visit MCM’s website to learn more about the program and events.