Rube Goldberg, The World of Hilarious Invention Exhibit

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Rube Goldberg, The World of Hilarious Invention Exhibit will showcase Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations and humorous storytelling, celebrating his skills as both an artist and inventor. 

This interactive exhibit will focus on transforming everyday objects into fantastic contraptions. Newly created interactive components will be the entry points for deeper exploration of inventive problem solving and creative design thinking.  By learning Rube’s iconic mechanical vocabulary, audiences will not only get closer to the man behind the machines, but also to the way things work in the physical world. 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Rental Fee: $80,000 plus inbound shipping
Size: 2,500 - 3,000 sq. ft.
Content: STEAM

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The Pigeon Comes to *Your City Here*: A Mo Willems Exhibit

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The Pigeon Comes to *Your City Here*: A Mo Willems Exhibit, is inspired by the art and characters of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems.

Visitors are invited into the imagination, whimsy, and humor of Mo Willems. Many familiar characters will be featured, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Activities will give children the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. The exhibit will also feature prints of illustrations, including works in progress, by Mo Willems. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Have a hilarious conversation in the voices of Elephant Gerald and Piggie at a double-sided phone booth

  • Make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation

  • Put on a wearable bus and take a drive around the exhibit

  • Spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises

  • Dress up your Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show

  • Launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and play the plinko game to give the Duckling a cookie

  • Create art inspired by the work of Mo Willems

SPECIFICATIONS:

Rental Fee: $70,000 plus inbound shipping
Size: 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft.
Content: Social-Emotional Learning, Literacy

 

 
  • Fall 2018 – Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Topeka, KA

  • Spring 2019 – Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa, FL

  • Summer 2019 – The Magic House, St. Louis, MO

  • Fall 2019 - Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL

  • Spring 2020 - Pending

  • Summer 2020 – Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • Fall 2020 - Pending

  • Spring 2021 – Atlanta Children’s Museum, Atlanta, GA

  • Summer 2021 – Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul. MN

  • Fall 2021 - Pending

  • Spring 2022 - Pending

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Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

 

Very Eric Carle is a play-and-learn exhibit featuring activities inspired by five of Eric Carle’s classic books: The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Quiet CricketThe Very Lonely FireflyThe Very Clumsy Click Beetle, and The Very Busy Spider. In this exhibit, visitors can: 

  • Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar as you follow his path

  • Weave a web with the Very Busy Spider

  • Find your light with the Very Lonely Firefly

  • Make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump

  • Compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket

  • Create artwork using many of Eric Carle's materials and techniques

  • Enjoy a gallery of prints from Eric Carle's Very Series as well as works in progress

SPECIFICATIONS:

Rental Fee: $70,000 plus inbound shipping
Size: 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft. 
Content: Art, Literacy, Creativity

 

 

Tour Schedule

  • Spring 2018 - Discovery Cube, Los Angeles, CA

  • Summer 2018 - Family Museum, Bettendorf, IA

  • Fall 2018 - Mississippi Children's Museum, Jackson, MS

  • Spring 2019 - Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX

  • Summer 2019 - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

  • Fall 2019 - The Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • Spring 2020 - Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Newport, VA

  • Summer 2020 - Available

  • Fall 2020 - Miami Children's Museum, Miami, FL

  • Spring 2021 - Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Canada

  • Summer 2021 - Manitoba Children's Museum, Manitoba, Canada

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

In this exhibit, you will step into Daniel Tiger's world and join him and his friends as you explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors will work together to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings, and play along with Daniel's singable strategies to learn life's little lessons. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Visit the Clock Factory where you can play with different kinds of clocks; work with others to make the clock tick

  • Express yourself using one-of-a-kind musical instruments

  • Write or draw a thank you note to someone who has done something special for you and share it on the Thank You Tree

  • Meet Daniel and all of his friends at the Neighborhood School. Make each friend move and say something special

  • Sort, deliver and receive mail and packages at the Neighborhood Post Office

  • Select a block and place it in the radio to hear Daniel sing a strategy song from the series

SPECIFICATIONS:

Rental Fee: $70,000 per 15-week rental plus inbound shipping
Size: 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft.
Content: Social-Emotional Learning, Early Childhood

 

 

tour schedule

Spring 2017 – The Magic House, St. Louis, MO
Summer 2017 - Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
Fall 2017 - The Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Spring 2018 – Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul, MN
Summer 2018 – Creative Discovery Museum, Chatanooga, TN
Fall 2018 – Atlanta Children’s Museum, Atlanta, GA
Spring 2019 – DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville, IL
Summer 2019 – Mississippi Children’s Museum, Jackson, MS
Fall 2019 – Canadian Museum of History,  Gatineau, Canada

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

Play, act silly, and consider what makes you sad, mad and happy in XOXO. Visitors will asks questions, listen and learn about themselves and the people around them. This exhibit encourages visitors to take a deep breath and explore these feelings through interactive experiences. Using facial expressions, words, movement and art making, XOXO explores what love and forgiveness mean to you, and to others. Explore how we learn about love and forgiveness through activities that get us to feel and talk about these emotions. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Hold hands with someone to illuminate a hidden message about love

  • Write down a loving thought and press it into a token to keep or gift

  • Work together to balance on a bubble seesaw or connect an infinite puzzle

  • Explore facial expressions and build with Face Blocks

  • Draw or write down what makes you angry or sad and crank it through a paper shredder

  • Hug a soft sculpture that responds with a comforting sound

SPECIFICATIONS:

Rental Fee: $30,000 per 3-month rental plus inbound shipping
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 sq. ft.
Content: Social-Emotional Learning

 

 

Tour Schedule

  • Spring 2018 -

  • Summer 2018 -

  • Fall 2018 - Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, MN

Measurement Rules

Measure height, distance, volume and more in Measurement Rules, the interactive exhibit that introduces visitors to various units of measurement. Master the basics and then begin to compare, classify, and categorize numerous methods of measurement using standard and non-standard tools. These hands-on experiences allow visitors to understand measurement in relation to the world around them. This exhibit will enable visitors to achieve something new, collaborate with others and become confident in the language of measurement. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Take a walk on a treadmill that is connected to a large odometer that tracks how many yards visitors walk during the exhibit. 
  • Find out how many chickens you weigh.
  • How good is your internal clock?  Find out when you count to Five Mississippi.  See how close you can get to five actual seconds. 

SPECIFICATIONS

Rental Fee: $25,000 per 15-week rental plus inbound shipping
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 sq. ft.
Content: STEAM

 

 

Tour Schedule

  • Now taking bookings
  • Winter/Spring 2018: Hosanna House Community Museum, Wilkensburg, PA

How People Make Things

How People Make Things brings the manufacturing experience to life, taking visitors onto the factory floor through hands-on activities in cutting, molding, deforming and assembly where you create objects to take home. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Cut Wax using different sculpting tools and experience 3-dimensional cutting by hand
  • Deform a wire by taking a straight wire into a spring shape by winding it around the metal shaft
  • Pull the lever to fill one of six molds with fluid

SPECIFICATIONS

Rental Fee: $30,000 per 15-week rental plus inbound shipping
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 sq. ft.
Content: STEAM

 

 

Tour Schedule

  • Now taking bookings

Andy Warhol: Myth/Maker

 

Andy Warhol: Myth/Maker includes a working silkscreen studio, original Warhol silkscreen prints from Warhol’s Myth Series and Toy paintings, and The Factory, where visitors can dress up like the characters in some of the Warhol paintings, play with toys like those collected by Warhol, and learn more about art and Andy Warhol through books and videos. 

SPECIFICATIONS

Rental Fee: inquire for price per 15-week rental plus round trip shipping
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 sq. ft.
Content: Art, creativity

*Access to running water is required. The host venue must meet provided loan conditions to accept the original Warhol artwork.

 

 

Tour Schedule

  • Now taking bookings