September 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
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. The new exhibit, 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. Keep scrolling for more information on the exhibit and more!
The Gulf Coast Exploreum is grateful to its presenting sponsors Austal, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, AM/NS Calvert, Mobile County, WKRG TV-5, Delaney Foundation, Dee and Jim Gambill, Moses Foundation, Mobile Area Water and Sewer, Robert Frost, and Thompson Engineering, who partnered with us to bring this exhibit to Mobile. 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.
Click here for a brief video of the exhibit!
General Admission prices are listed below. Children 3 and under are free!
We will be hosting a whole fall of exciting events in conjunction with the Curious George exhibits. Below are some of the dates for storytimes with various local celebrities. Details and additional events will be added very soon!
October 7: Breakfast with Curious George, Storytime with Curious George, and Curiosity Lab Activities
October 20-22: Kids’ Con & Storytime with a Hero (QuestCon)
October 28: Annual Halloween Event
November 4: Storytime with Curious George, and Curious George Soundtrack
November 18: Storytime with Curious George
November 18: Curiosity Lab Activities and Banana Splits with Curious George
December 2: Storytime with Curious George
December 9: Annual Holiday Event
December 15: Storytime with Curious George
December 30: Happy Noon Year
January 6: Storytime with Curious George
Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the 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 television series produced by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Productions that airs on PBS KIDS® (check local listings) and recently received its first Daytime Emmy Award-nomination for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program.
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.
Designed, developed and built by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! is on a tour of museums and science centers across the country. The Museum has designed and built numerous exhibits including Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, The Amazing Castle, Go Figure and Geo-Zoooom that travel to children’s museums and libraries throughout North America.
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 while 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 busywall 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 George in his space suit then take a picture from the control station and e-mail 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 or windsock and care for the farm animals.
About the CURIOUS GEORGE television series
CURIOUS GEORGE is an animated preschool television series that airs within the PBS KIDS hosted preschool block, and is based on the literary classic. In the series, Curious George uses his insatiable curiosity as a way of acquainting preschoolers with key concepts in math, science, and engineering. George’s memorable (mis-)adventures—from dismantling clocks to rounding up errant bunnies—offer a perfect vehicle for motivating kids to expand their own investigations of the world. William H. Macy narrates.
CURIOUS GEORGE is a production of Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston, and Universal Studios Family Productions. Executive producers are Ron Howard (Imagine), Brian Grazer (Imagine), Ellen Cockrill (Universal), Carol Greenwald (WGBH), David Kirschner and Jon Shapiro. Funding for CURIOUS GEORGE is provided by public television viewers. Corporate funding is provided by Shea Homes. The CURIOUS GEORGE Web site is pbskids.org/curiousgeorge. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. Television series: © 2007. Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.