Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
Curious George™: Lets Get Curious!
January 20 – May 6, 2018.
The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life in the new exhibit, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious. Young Museum visitors will be introduced to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the new Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Visitors will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories and the television series produced by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Productions that airs on PBS KIDS® (check local listings) and recently received its first Daytime Emmy Award-nomination for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program.
Inside the Exhibit
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.
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. Minnesota Children’s Museum is a national leader in interactive learning and educational programming for children’s museums. The Museum has designed and built numerous exhibits including Adventures with Clifford The Big Red DogÔ, The Amazing CastleÔ, Go FigureÔ and Geo-Zoooom that travel to children’s museums and libraries throughout North America. The Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit is sponsored by 3M.
Operate wheels to move Curious George on pulleys from window to window. Climb the fire escape and climb inside to play with color, light and shadow.
Sidewalk Produce Stand
Play customer or salesperson and explore shape, sorting, weighing and counting with fruit and vegetables.
Climb into the construction trailer and design a building, then make use of a bounty of building materials and get to work constructing different structures while using machines to move materials.
Enjoy the urban green space: rest or give a hug to a full-size Curious George and take a picture! Our youngest visitors will enjoy our busy wall activities for babies and toddlers.
Use pipes, ramps, funnels, turntables, bumpers and force to experiment with physics and engineering as you putt through three holes of mini golf.
Climb into the rocket Curious George took on his space adventure! Catch a glimpse of George in his space suit then take a picture from the control station and e-mail it home.
Take a vacation to the country and visit the farm. Experience cause and effect and use wind power to move yard art like whirligigs, windmills, windsocks, and wind chimes. Build your own whirligig or windsock and care for the farm animals.
Museum within the Museum
Learn new things about Curious George when you visit the Museum within the Museum. Follow H.A. and Margret Rey’s work, the escape from France to safety during World War II that saved the Curious George manuscript, and Curious George throughout the years.
Photo Credit: Curious George television series merchandise © Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved. The PBS KIDS logo is registered mark of PBS and is used with permission.