America’s favorite monkey has been getting in trouble and captivating children for over 70 years, and now all the curiosity is coming to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Curious George: Let’s Get Curious, a new exhibit opening October 5, 2013-January 5, 2014, encourages multi-generational fun with a hefty dose of monkey mischief. Moms and dads will be thrilled to introduce their kids to key concepts in math, science, and engineering, but the kids will be having so much with hands on exploration that won’t even notice they are learning.
Entering the exhibit is like stepping into the pages of your favorite Curious George book as you are transported to the urban neighborhood home of George and the Man with the Yellow Hat. Other recognizable characters are also on hand throughout the exhibit. Before George and friends swing out of town, be sure to catch the fun in these not-to-miss adventures:
- Apartment Building: Science exploration comes to life as kids use pulleys to transport George from window to window or climb the fire escape to discover color, light and shadows. Don’t forget to check the mailboxes in the lobby to see what’s hidden inside.
- Farm Fun: Go with George on a vacation to the country where you will learn about wind power and even create your own wind powered toy.
- Mini-Golf: To curious kids, it’s just a round of mini-golf, but all exploration in the world of this monkey has a purpose. Incorporated water hazards, bridges, and turntables serve as a fun physics lesson.
- Sidewalk Produce Stand: Pretend play combines with sorting and matching with a roadside fruit and vegetable stand.
- Construction Site: See what takes shape when curiosity combines with building blocks.
- Space Rocket: Next stop: the Moon with George and the gang heading off into space.
- Museum Retrospective: Teach the kids a thing or two about the “old days” as they explore obsolete items such as a Polaroid camera, record player, and rotary phone.