Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!, visitors can explore the world of Curious George while also learning about science, math, and engineering. The exhibit will be at the Museum through June 6, 2010.
Based on the classic stories by H.A. and Margret Rey, the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math, and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The exhibit 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 on PBS KIDS.
Upon entering the exhibit, visitors can experience the world of Curious George and visit many of the places featured in the books and television show:
- Apartment Building, where visitors operate wheels to move Curious George from window to window using a pulley, climb a fire escape and go inside the apartment to play with color, light, and shadow.
- Sidewalk Produce Stand, where visitors pretend to be a customer or salesperson and explore shape, sorting, weighing, and counting with fruits and vegetables.
- Construction Site, where visitors climb in a construction trailer, design a building, and use a variety of building materials to construct different structures.
- City Park, where visitors enjoy the urban green space by resting or giving a hug to a full-size Curious George.
Mini Golf, where visitors use pipes, ramps, funnels, turntables, bumpers, and force to experiment with physics and engineering as they putt through three holes of mini golf.
- Space Rocket, where visitors climb into the rocket Curious George took on his space adventure and catch a glimpse of Curious George in his space suit.
- Farm, where visitors experience cause and effect and use wind power to move yard art like whirligigs, windmills, windsocks, and wind chimes.
- Museum Within the Museum, where visitors learn about the life and work of H.A. and Margret Rey, including their escape from France during World War II. This segment also provides a look at Curious George throughout the years.
Admission: Exhibit is free with museum admission which is: Adults, $12; children (1-15) and senior citizens, $9; children under one and Museum members are always free. Fridays 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., all visitors $1.
Dates: Through June 6, 2010
Hours: The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fridays until 9:00 p.m.
Address: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Web site: www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org