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.
"Boston Children's Museum is excited to welcome the Curious George: Let's Get Curious! exhibit to Boston," said Gail Ringel, Museum vice president of exhibits and production. "One of our major goals at the Museum is encouraging early science and math learning, and we believe that this new traveling exhibit will provide our visitors with another opportunity to expand their curiosity."
Curious George: Let's Get Curious! was created by Minnesota Children's Museum with the assistance of an expert advisory panel to the PBS KIDS series using national science and math standards for young children.
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:
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.
Designed, developed and built by Minnesota Children's Museum in partnership with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, the Curious George: Let's Get Curious! exhibit began a five-year, 20-city tour of children's museums across the country in September 2007. The exhibit is sponsored by 3M. It is co-presented by the Curious George Fund of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and sponsored in part by Citizens Bank and WGBH.