Peter Rabbit, a missing puppy named Spot and a cookie-loving mouse are among the stories in a new exhibit opening Sept. 25 at Minnesota Children’s Museum.
“Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” is described as an immersive exhibit for children 8 and younger. It was originally created by MCM.
“Storyland” features seven beloved and award-winning picture books: “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter, “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, “Where’s Spot?” by Eric Hill, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, “Abuela” by Arthur Dorros and “Tuesday” by David Wiesner.
According to MCM, each story is transformed into a three-dimensional play space where children walk into and interact with the story and its characters. Here are some highlights:
Children explore Peter Rabbit‘s world while searching for the rabbit’s lost belongings, harvesting vegetables and playing in Peter’s burrow.
“The Snowy Day” is a wintry world after a fresh snowfall.
“Where’s Spot?” is a board book about the search for Spot the dog. This exhibit features sounds and images through busy wall interactives.
In “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” children sort and match letters and send them up the coconut tree, dip a paintbrush into a water-filled well to write letters and beat out rhythms with steel drums while singing along with the story.
The exhibit will run through Jan. 2. Tickets are $14.95, available at mcm.org/tickets. Masks are required for all visitors 5 and older. Check the website for more COVID-19 restrictions.