Columbus, OH – The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life September 21, 2013, at COSI. Curious George: Let's Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George's world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure.
Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey's classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the new Curious George exhibit inspires young children's natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Visitors will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories and the new television series produced by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Productions now in its eighth season on PBS KIDS. The exhibit's content is based on educational standards developed by Minnesota Children's Museum and an expert advisory panel to the PBS KIDS series, as well as national science and math standards for young children.
Guests can also meet Curious George and enjoy story time with readers from the Columbus Metropolitan Library on designated dates. The appearances and story times will take place in the WOSI@COSI Studios on September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21 from 11am – 2pm. The appearances are free with COSI admission or membership.
Inside the Exhibit
Operate wheels to move Curious George on pulleys from window to window. Climb the fire escape and climb inside to play with color, light and shadow.
Sidewalk Produce Stand
Play customer or salesperson and explore shape, sorting, weighing and counting with fruit and vegetables.
Climb into the construction trailer and design a building, then make use of a bounty of building materials and get to work constructing different structures and using machines to move materials.
Enjoy the urban green space: rest or give a hug to a full-size Curious George and take a picture!
Our youngest visitors will enjoy our busy wall activities for babies and toddlers.
Use pipes, ramps, funnels, turntables, bumpers and force to experiment with physics and engineering as you putt through three holes of mini golf.
Climb into the rocket Curious George took on his space adventure! Catch a glimpse of Curious George in his space suit then take a picture from the control station and email it home.
Take a vacation to the country and visit the farm. Experience cause and effect and use wind power to move yard art like whirligigs, windmills, windsocks, and wind chimes. Build your own whirligig and care for the farm animals.
Museum Within the Museum
Learn new things about George when you visit the Museum within the Museum. Follow H.A. and Margaret Rey's work, the escape from France to safety during World War II that saved the Curious George manuscript, and Curious George throughout the years.
The exhibition runs through January 5, 2014 and is sponsored locally by Frisch's Restaurants and Erie Insurance. The exhibition is free with COSI admission and open during COSI hours, Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday noon – 6pm. For more information about the limited engagement exhibition at COSI visit cosi.org.
Curious George television series merchandise© Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All Rights Reserved.
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