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


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

TOUR Schedule

Fall 2018 | Sept 24 - Jan 6
Spring 2019 | Jan 19 - May 12
Summer 2019 | May 25 - Sept 8
Fall 2019 | Sept 21 - Jan 12
Spring 2019  | Jan 25 - May 10
Summer 2020 | May 23 - Sept 6
Fall 2020  |  Sept 19 - Jan 3
Spring 2021 | Jan 16 - May 9
Summer 2021 | May 22 - Sept 5
Fall 2021/Spring 2022 | Sept 19 - May 8

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Topeka, KS
Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa, FL
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, St Louis, MO
Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Minnesota Children’s Museum, St Paul, MN