Released August 21, 2020
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” set to open in September at Indiana State Museum
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 21, 2020) – Explore a colorful land of make-believe and get ready to discover with new friends when “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” opens Sept 19 at the Indiana State Museum.
In “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit,” children enter the world of Daniel Tiger and friends to explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors collaborate to solve problems and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies as they learn life’s little lessons.
The exhibit, created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company, brings to life the themes presented in the PBS series such as community, communication and emotions, which enables young children to understand their feelings and those of their neighbors.
Visitors can explore the Neighborhood and hear the sounds of Daniel’s world as they discover the meaning of empathy, gratitude, sharing and diversity in an environment of creative and interactive play. Visitors can visit the Post Office to sort, deliver and receive packages and letters, write or draw thank you notes and put them on the Thank You Tree and more. Through music, kids can also sing along with Daniel and compose a song or play along with one-of-a-kind instruments.
“Our visitors can discover life lessons and gain new problem-solving skills through imaginative play in this experience,” said Cathy Ferree, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “This exhibit is a fantastic opportunity for families with young children ages 2 to 6 years old to learn how to better understand their emotions while exploring with characters from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
Because nothing is more important than the safety of our visitors, the Indiana State Museum requires visitors to pre-register for timed tickets for this experience so that gallery capacity can be monitored.
Visitors will enjoy a 45-minute time slot with no more than 10 visitors in the space at one time. This allows for social distancing recommendations to be followed and for staff to deep clean all hands-on interactives every hour. Time slots can be reserved at www.indianamuseum.org/daniel-tiger.
This traveling exhibit will be open at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, through Jan. 3, 2021, and is included with the purchase of general admission.
For photos of the experience, visit this link: https://bit.ly/3hftkih
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About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, offering visitors a chance to engage with Indiana’s past and present and see how their actions help shape the future. At each location, visitors are invited to explore big questions and create lasting experiences that will resonate long after each visit ends. Whether interested in art or architecture, history or science, there’s something for everyone and every interest. The Indianapolis museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The historic sites are located statewide, stretching from Rome City in northeastern Indiana to Evansville in the southwest.
About Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. With 80,000 square feet of space, the Museum welcomes more than 302,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning. Permanent hands-on, interactive exhibit areas at the Museum include The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Attic, Nursery, Backyard and MAKESHOP®. The Museum’s award-winning, three-story, center building is screened by a shimmering wind Sculpture and connects two historic structures (Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building). In 2006, the Museum became a certified green building and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust. In 2015, the Museum was named as one of the nation’s fifteen top children’s museums by Parents magazine. For further information, call 412-322-5058 or visit www.pittsburghkids.org.
About The Fred Rogers Company
The Company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat and Odd Squad. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.