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


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



Now Accepting Bookings for 2020 and beyond

  • 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 - Museum of Science, Boston, MA

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

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

  • Fall 2021 - Available

  • Spring 2022 - Available

  • Summer 2022 - Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ

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