We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh hosts the debut of the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibit is set to open on Saturday May, 26, 2012
Created by Miami Children’s Museum and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this interactive fantasy-adventure takes children and families over the rainbow to continue the celebration of the film’s 72nd anniversary milestone.
And you don’t need to ride a tornado to get there. Just come to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh! The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition is a journey of self-discovery for the whole family! Guests travel from the Gale Farm in Kansas to the colorful Land of Oz, where they explore Munchkin Land, The Crossroads, The Witch’s Castle and The Emerald City before heading back over the rainbow to Pittsburgh, because, of course, “There’s no place like home.”
Along the way, everyone will experience the adventures of Dorothy and her friends as they find their way back to true happiness. Elements of the movie available only in this licensed exhibition include Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, images of the characters everyone knows and loves from the film, and classic movie moments. Visit Professor Marvel’s Wagon, create your own tornado in Dorothy’s bedroom and explore Munchkin houses. Enter The Emerald City and create a “Horse of a Different Color,” play at the kaleidoscope and prism stations, but “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” Next, climb the mountain to the Wicked Witch’s Castle to capture the Wicked Witch’s broom from Winged Monkeys. Finally, click your heels three times while reciting “There’s no place like home,” as guests depart the Land of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition is a marvelous adventure of self-discovery for the whole family, only at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh from May 26 – September 2, 2012, locally sponsored Equitable Gas and Pepsi.
Museum hours are Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: Noon - 5 pm (The Museum will be closed on May 28, 2012 for Memorial Day and July 4, 2012). Admission Prices are $11 for children 2-18 and senior citizens and $12 for adults. Children under two are free. Group rates are available. For group information call (412) 322-5058, ext. 240. Parking: $3 for members, $5 for non-members. On-street, metered parking is also available All programs and events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
For more information contact the Museum at 412-586-6023 or visit www.pittsburghkids.org.