Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is collaborating with Pixar Animation Studios

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP) is proud to announce a collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios to create a new interactive exhibit based on its hit animated feature, Inside Out

The exhibit, entitled Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out, will offer visitors interactive experiences that will help them recognize, understand and balance their emotions while on an extraordinary adventure of storytelling and imagination. This will be the first interactive exhibit based on the film.   

Visitors learn about the important role emotions and memory play in our lives through a collection of newly created analog and digital experiences set in the locations of central character 11-year old Riley’s Mind World, including Headquarters, Long Term Memory, Imagination Land and Dream Production. 

“We’re so excited to work with Pixar Animation Studios to create this exhibit,” says Jane Werner, Executive Director of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. “Their history of making films that appeal to core truths about learning and growing dovetail wonderfully with the Children’s Museum’s experience in creating exhibits that help children explore big concepts in social-emotional learning, such as empathy, love and forgiveness.” 

The project pairs the Children’s Museum’s commitment to good design principles, Play with Real Stuff philosophy and commitment to diversity with Pixar’s history of employing world-class creative talent and technology to create computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages. 

"Our goal is to inspire visitors to understand more about their own imagination, memories, and emotions through the characters and world of our film Inside Out.” says Jonas Rivera, Producer, Inside Out. “Together with the team from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh we’ve created interactive experiences where visitors will explore the inner workings of their own minds. What the museum has been able to do is truly impressive and we couldn’t be more excited to see how the ideas in our film have been translated into an incredibly fun and meaningful exhibit."  

The exhibition will premiere at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on September 26, 2020, and begin its tour to museums and libraries across the country in May 2021. 

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