A Grr-ific Exhibit Opens at the Canadian Children’s MuseumSeptember 26, 2019
For immediate release
Gatineau, Quebec, September 26, 2019 — The Canadian Children’s Museum, one of the Canadian Museum of History’s most popular attractions, is pleased to present Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood – A Grr-ific Exhibit from September 28, 2019 to January 5, 2020.
Created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions, this exhibit is based on the award-winning television series that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends. The partnership sought to connect the familiar television world, where young viewers learn and find comfort with Daniel, to the three-dimensional, multi-sensory experience the exhibit provides.
In Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood – A Grr-ific Exhibit, children ages 2 to 6 enter the world of Daniel Tiger and friends to explore the Neighbourhood. Through immersive experiences, young visitors collaborate to solve problems, use their imagination to transform their surroundings and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies as they learn life’s little lessons.
Exhibit elements include an Imagination Mirror, where kids can put on costumes and use masks of characters in the series and step onto the stage to act; The Music Shop, where children can express themselves through unusual instruments; The Post Office, where they can sort, deliver and receive packages and letters; and a Thank You Tree, where visitors can write or draw thank-you notes and put them on the tree.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood – A Grr-ific Exhibit brings to life the themes such as community, communication and emotions that are presented in the PBS series and, in doing so, enables young children to understand their feelings and those of their neighbours. Visitors can walk the paths and hear the sounds of Daniel’s world as they encounter the meaning of empathy, gratitude, sharing and diversity in an environment of creative and interactive play. Through music, kids can also sing along with Daniel, work together to solve problems and even experience the contagious nature of kindness.
The exhibition will be presented at the Canadian Children’s Museum, located in the Canadian Museum of History, from September 28, 2019 to January 5, 2020.
© 2019 The Fred Rogers Company. An exhibition created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions.
The Canadian Children’s Museum, one of the Canadian Museum of History’s most popular attractions, provides a creative space for children and families to learn about the world and broaden their cultural experience. Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid, a jaunt to the Port of Entry to help unload a cargo ship, or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another.
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