The traveling exhibit, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, will run through May 7, 2023
The Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest traveling exhibit: Wild Kratts: Creature Power!, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, on Friday, January 20. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with Joseph P. Cox, president & CEO of MODS and Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
The audience included children from Greater Horizons Academy, North Lauderdale Children’s Academy, Oakland Park Academy and Our Children’s Workshop who experienced a first-hand look at the exhibit and have a close-up encounter with a live turtle. Exhibit activities include:
- Slip through the underbrush like a jaguar, swing through trees like a monkey, ride a slide like an emperor penguin and hang on a rope like a sloth in the tropical rainforest.
- Learn about Australian kangaroos, platypuses and koalas.
- Become an Antarctic penguin and slide off an ice shelf, peer underwater and balance on an ice floe.
- Get a new perspective on your own neighborhood as you “miniaturize” to go eye-to-eye with beetles and birds, see flowers as butterflies do, catch lunch like a bullfrog and create a creature chorus.
Based on the PBS Kids series, Wild Kratts: Creature Power! is all about discovering wild animals and their “creature powers.” The exhibit, which features animal experts Chris and Martin Kratt and a cast of heroes and villains familiar to fans, harnesses children’s natural curiosity and interest in animals by providing meaningful, inquiry-based STEM experiences in which children use critical thinking skills to discover amazing creature powers.
High-resolution images can be downloaded here. (Courtesy of Michael Murphy Photography)
P1. Joseph P. Cox, president & CEO of MODS and Caitlin Stella, CEO, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
P2. Joseph P. Cox, president & CEO of MODS and Caitlin Stella, CEO, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
P3. Wild Kratts: Creature Power! Exhibit
P4. Kids playing at the Wild Kratts: Creature Power! Exhibit
P5. Kids playing at the Wild Kratts: Creature Power!
The exhibit is free with Museum admission and tickets can be purchased online at mods.org/tickets or at the Museum box office upon arrival. For more information, please visit mods.org.