The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum will be hosting the “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” touring exhibit, beginning February 4th, 2012.
Everyone knows Curious George, our favorite little monkey from the popular books and the PBS children’s series. Who could ever forget the monkey who always gets himself in trouble and whose patient friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, always helps himself out of his predicaments. Now children can see Curious George’s world come to life, courtesy of the Museum and do a lot of hands-on learning at the same time.
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
February 4, 2012 – May 13, 2012
Letting curiosity and inquiry be their guides, visitors explore familiar buildings and locales from the Curious George™ book series and television show on PBS KIDS in Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! The exhibit presents key concepts in science, math and engineering, which are woven and layered throughout the exhibit. Activities invite visitors to learn like George-through direct experience and problem solving!
Upon entry to the exhibit, visitors find themselves on an urban street and are transported to the neighborhood in which Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. The show’s supporting characters appear throughout the exhibit, helping to provide context, deliver parent and take-home messages, and inject humor. Areas and activities have multi-generational appeal and include an apartment building, sidewalk produce stand, construction site, park, mini golf area, rocket, farm and museum retrospective.
- Create an immersive environment based on the Curious George books and the television series on PBS KIDS® that sparks children’s innate curiosity about the world
- Provide fun, meaningful science, math, and engineering experiences that allow children to use inquiry skills and broaden critical thinking skills for investigating the world, solving problems, and making decisions
- Provide experiences that encourage conversations about science, math, and engineering concepts
- Make children’s science, math, and engineering learning visible to parents and caregivers
- Emphasize the critical role that parents and caregivers play in children’s science, math, and engineering learning
Science, Math and Engineering
Children ages three through seven, families and groups.
Text graphics are in English and Spanish.
Minnesota Children’s Museum, Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, and publisher, Houghton Mifflin