“This exhibit is on a twenty-city tour across the United States and we are very lucky to have it here in Jackson,” says Mary Alex Thigpen, Assistant Director of Communications for MCM. Visitors will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories by H.A. and Margret Rey and the television series that airs on PBS KIDS®. The exhibit inspires children’s natural curiosity as they explore the neighborhood where Curious George™ lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Children can explore iconic points from George’s curious world and climb into a construction trailer to design and construct a building! Visitors to the exhibit have the opportunity to experiment with physics as they putt through the mini golf course, use wind power to move yard art and wind chimes, or climb into the space rocket Curious George took on his space adventure! “We are thrilled to offer this experience to the children of Mississippi. The Curious George exhibit offers visiting families an opportunity to meet a favorite classic childhood icon and incorporates play and fun with STEM aligned activities,” notes Susan Garrad, President and CEO of the Mississippi Children’s Museum.
Mississippi Children’s Museum members can enjoy a member’s only preview party Friday, May 19th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy Curious George themed snacks, a take-home photo with Curious George himself, and hands-on activities including Duplo Structural Building, Stained Glass Painting, and Paper Hat Making. Visitors will also receive a free Curious George book, sticker, and bookmark courtesy of Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Wear your red and yellow and be the first to meet George! Not a member of the MCM? You can join this week before the big event Friday. Members enjoy free admission to the MCM year around, discounts, and a variety of other benefits.
So mark your calendars and make Mississippi Children’s Museum a part of your summer plans and come explore the curious world of everyone’s favorite monkey! The Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit will run from May 20, 2017 until September 20, 2017. The exhibit is sponsored locally by Trustmark and Atmos Energy. For more information about the Mississippi Children’s Museum, please visit http://mschildrensmuseum.org/