AVATAR: The Exhibition
June 22-Sept. 22
Fans of James Cameron's AVATAR, the highest-grossing film of all time, will have a chance to go behind-the-scenes of the making of this ground-breaking film and experience how the world of Pandora was created and brought to the big screen. AVATAR: The Exhibition features props and costumes from the film, concept art, models, and other production tools.
AVATAR: The Exhibition was organized by Seattle's EMP Museum and developed in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James's Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JAMES CAMERON'S AVATAR is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
The design of the new early learning gallery will incorporate four experiential worlds for young children and their families to explore.
The Natural World will allow children to connect to the environment and living things (e.g., animals) through dress-up and role-play, and physical exploration of model habitats such as an underwater environment. The Natural World will include a water feature.
The Invented World will feature blocks, balls, simple machines, and other interactive elements that encourage manipulation and motor skill development as precursors to science, math, and engineering concepts.
The Aesthetic World will allow young children to practice a variety of arts, from drawing and sculpting to making music.
The Sensory World will be an area primarily for infants and toddlers who are developing their understanding of the world through visual, aural, and sensory motor stimulation. It will include areas for climbing, walking, grasping, crawling, and practicing fine and gross motor skills.
The new gallery will also offer a nursing area, two family restrooms, and a diaper changing station.
The Children’s Museum Guild’s 50th Haunted House
Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Haunted House! Ranked among the top 10 Haunted Houses in the nation by Rand McNally, The Children's Museum Guild's Haunted House is perfect for all ages. It offers both IPL's Lights-On Hours (for children who scare easily) and Defender Direct's Frightening Hours (with the lights off, for children who dare to be scared).
Each year the theme changes, so stay tuned for the announcement of the 2013 theme!
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