For more than 25 years, our traveling exhibits have provided families across the country with engaging experiences in science, culture, health & fitness, and the arts. Through hands-on exploration, these traveling exhibits engage, educate, and inspire children. Each rental comes complete with an educational program guide and marketing materials developed by our renowned exhibit and education staffs. Exhibit text is provided in both English and Spanish to reach a more diverse audience, and every exhibit is designed for easy set-up and care.
This exclusive exhibit is based on Marc Brown's wildly popular books and the Emmy award winning PBS series produced by WGBH-TV. Kids join Arthur and his friends in interactive environments – it's like stepping right into your favorite story book setting. Arthur's World promotes reading, understanding feelings, creative problem solving, being a good friend, connecting to family, and having fun. A great success with children's audiences everywhere, this exhibit has boosted attendance at museums across the country. Visitors Can:
- Appear on T.V. with their favorite characters from Arthur's World
- Cook with Grandma Thora's recipes in the Read Family kitchen
- Enter the spelling bee or check out the microscope in Mr. Ratburn's classroom
- Sign up for a library card and vote for favorite books in the town library
Rental Fee: $30,000 for 3 months + inbound shipping and insurance
Size: 1,500 sq. ft.
Blue Man Group: Making Waves
Boston Children's Museum has teamed up with Blue Man Group performance artists and studio scientists from Harman International to take us where no children's museum has gone before in Blue Man Group: Making Waves. Experimental, collaborative, and glowing, this memorable experience is a multi-sensory exploration of sound for the whole family. Visitors Can:
- Play PVC pipes with the Blue Man song book
- See sound, hear sound, and feel sound
- Experience a total surround sound setting
- Explore the build-u-lum, slide-u-lum and fun-u-lum
Rental Fee: $40,000 for 3 months + inbound shipping, insurance, and travel expenses for a technician
Size: 1,500 – 1,800 sq. ft.
Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China
Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China presents four children from Hangzhou at home, at school, in the theater, and in the countryside. The Hangzhou young people will introduce themselves through media and the activities of their daily lives. Museum visitors will discover that Chinese life today mixes ancient traditions with modern lifestyles and that life in China is both similar to and different from life in North America. The young Chinese in the exhibit will be a bridge to learning about China and building cross-cultural understanding. The exhibit features original artwork created to present a unique Chinese aesthetic that delivers an immediate and unmistakable impression: You are in Hangzhou, China.
The exhibition is organized into several components, each with media diaries about the kids and about Hangzhou. Visitors will meet these kids in the exhibit:
- Visit Weicheng’s apartment and learn about the importance of family and prepare their favorite recipies.
- Visit Gangzheng’s middle school and discover what his school day is like studying Ancient Chinese history and building the Great Wall.
- Visit the Opera Theater where Qianyun is learning to perform traditional Chinese opera and play music with the pipa (lute like instrument) and the yangqin with tiny hammers – just like a dulcimer!
- Go out to the countryside with Doudou and discover life in the country planting rice, making crafts, and the importance of the ancestral village.
- Visit a Pavilion in West Lake and practice Tai Chi with a master and play traditional Chinese games.
Rental Fee: $35,000 + inbound shipping and insurance
Size: 1,500 sq. ft.
[NOTE: We will have a PDF Flyer for this soon]
Making America's Music: Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme
Making America's Music encourages active participation in a life-long appreciation of music. This exhibit celebrates the joy and diversity of American music, evoking the flavor and spirit of genres from jazz to country, from rock to rap. Contemporary artists share their earliest musical memories and hands-on activities support family learning and collaboration. Visitors explore their own world of tempo, melody, and musical expression. Visitors Can:
- Create a musical mix at the 'street beat'
- Play along in the country tour bus
- Dance at the sock hop
- Conduct the Boston Pops Orchestra
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Size: 2,500 sq. ft.
My Sky is an exhibit about the universe. But it is also about each of us, and how the sky above impacts our lives here on Earth. The sky is, after all, universal. My Sky invites children and adults to explore the Sun, the Moon and the stars together in an immersive, inviting environment. Families are encouraged to "look up" not only when they visit the exhibit, but also in their everyday lives. And My Sky gives families the chance to practice science skills like observing, communicating, noticing patterns, predicting, imagining and more — science skills that are fundamental to astronomy, and skills that scientists and engineers use every day.
The sky is also a source of endless inspiration for people from all walks of life, and My Sky introduces us to a few of these people. From scientists and astronomers who work to investigate and understand the universe; to artists and sculptors who create monuments and representations of the awesome and the serene; to writers and musicians who capture, through words and melody, the feelings that arise when we gaze up at the Moon, or stare silently at the stars. The universe is inspiring. It is mind boggling. It is full of wonder. My Sky invites you to feel all of that.
The My Sky exhibit was funded by NASA and created through a partnership between Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. My Sky has four primary areas of activity:
- A skate park, in which children explore the Sun
- A child's room, where visitors investigate the Moon and the stars
- A Moon Dome where families have a one-of-a-kind experience with the Moon
- A backyard that offers experiences about the Sun, the Moon and the stars together
Rental Fee: $30,000 + inbound shipping and insurance
Size: 1,200-1,800 sq. ft.
For more information, check out the website: http://www.myskyexhibit.org/
Native Voices: New England Tribal Families
Beautiful landscapes provide a sense of place and a dramatic backdrop for fun interactive learning. Stunning objects from Boston Children's Museum's collection as well as historic and contemporary photos all tell the story of resilient cultures carefully balanced between traditional practice and the contemporary world. Visitors meet members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot of Maine, the Narragansett of Rhode Island, and the Aquinnah Wampanoag and Mashpee Wampanoag of Massachusetts as they explore a native school, museum, Pow Wow, artist's workshop, and grandma's kitchen. Visitors Can:
- Toboggan down a hill in Maine
- Explore a cranberry bog on Martha's Vineyard
- Learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School
- Design beautiful jewelry in the quahog jewelry shop
- Assemble a clambake of clams, seaweed, lobsters and more
Rental Fee: $45,000 for 3 months + inbound shipping and insurance
Size: 1,500 – 2,000 sq. ft.