The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum collaborates to bring PBS KIDS shows to life in new series of children’s exhibits
The first two PBS KIDS shows to debut in this series of exhibitions will be Molly from Denali and Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. Teachers and schools will be able to deepen the experience through teaching materials and learning resources developed in tandem with public television partners.
The Magic House has previously worked with The Jim Henson Company on the creation of three other nationwide traveling exhibitions featuring popular PBS KIDS shows including Dinosaur Train, Splash and Bubbles and Sid the Science Kid. The Museum has also created a variety of other educational exhibits, including a series of cultural exhibits featuring four distinct experiences exploring the lives of children in China, Kenya, Argentina and India.
“We are excited to broaden our impact through our collaboration with the PBS KIDS series, a national and respected leader in informal education,” said Beth fitzgerald, President of La Maison Magique. “Through our work together, we’re excited to offer new ways to stimulate learning through our interactive exhibits that invite children to engage with the beloved characters and cultural themes of popular PBS KIDS shows. ”
The exhibits will debut at The Magic House before moving across the country. It is expected that this new series of exhibitions will engage millions of children and families across United States, helping to continue the efforts of both partners to provide access to high quality educational experiences.
The Magic House will start raising funds and developing the new series of exhibitions for the launch of PBS KIDS ‘ Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, produced by Brown Bag Films of 9 Story Media Group, and Molly of Denali, produced by GBH Kids. Both shows began airing on PBS KIDS in 2019. The first of the exhibits is slated to open at The Magic House in Spring 2022.
About The Magic House, Saint-Louis Children’s Museum
The Magic House is a participatory, non-profit museum that offers hands-on learning experiences that stimulate the imagination, pique curiosity, enhance creativity, and develop problem-solving skills in a place of beauty, wonder, of joy and magic. Nominated by United States The 10 best choice for Tdoday readers, The Magic House was recognized as the second children’s museum in 2021. Serving over 550,000 visitors per year, The Magic House opened in 1979 and has 55,000 square feet of space. interactive exhibits. In 2019, the Museum opened a brand new satellite makerspace in the City of Saint-Louis on Boulevard Delmar, located between Midwest and the Delmar loop. For more information, please call or text 314.822.8900 or visit The Magic House online at www.magichouse.org.
About PBS CHILDREN
PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, just like every child. As the premier educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps kids ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media and community programming, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in adorable and diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and explore their feelings and discover. new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and smart TV devices, with no subscription required. The large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming videos to spark children’s curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers, parents and the community – by providing resources to support children’s learning, to anytime and anywhere. For more information visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About 9 Story Media Group
9 Story Media Group is a leading creator, producer and distributor of child and family focused intellectual property. Its award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is recognized worldwide for its top brands such as Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger Quartier, Octonautes, Wild Kratts, Blue’s Clues and You and The Magic School Bus: Rides Again. The company’s international distribution arm, 9 Story Distribution International, based in Dublin, represents 4,400 half-hours of animated and live programming, broadcast on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. Its in-house consumer products division, 9 Story Brands, builds international brands in children’s entertainment, with expertise in creation, branding and licensing. 9 Story’s Creative Business Group creates, develops and produces award-winning brand properties using groundbreaking formative research. With facilities at Toronto, Dublin, new York and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs 1000 creative and corporate collaborators. www.9story.com
GBH is America’s premier multiplatform creator for public media. As the largest content producer for PBS and partner of NPR and PRX, GBH brings compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, enlightens and inspires, through theater and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. He is the creator of signature programs such as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ARTHUR, PINKALICIOUS and MOLLY OF DENALI and of a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and videos on demand. GBH TV channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and the national services WORLD and Create. With studios and an editorial staff headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches New England with GBH 89.7, from Boston Local NPR; Classic CRB 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in providing media to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of national broadcast, digital and journalism awards. More information on gbh.org
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