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The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit

Date/Time

Sep 24, 2018 to Jan 4, 2019

Description

Co-organized by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the exhibition is inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems.

Many familiar characters will be featured including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  Activities will give visitors the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. The exhibit will also feature prints of illustrations, including sketches and other preliminary materials, by Mo Willems.

In this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors can:

  • Have a hilarious conversation in the voices of Elephant Gerald and Piggie at a double-sided phone booth.
  • Make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation. 
  • Put on a wearable bus and take a drive around the exhibit.
  • Spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises!
  • Dress up Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show.
  • Stack lightweight blocks to create their own terrible monster or funny friend.
  • Launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and play the plinko game to give the Duckling a cookie.
  • Try out art techniques that Mo uses for his own books.

 

Locally sponsored by the Redbud Foundation, The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit will be on display at The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit is included in regular admission, which is $7.75 for adults and children, free for infants under 12 months and free for KCDC members. 

Location

View map Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS

Additional Information

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