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Curious George Comes to the Science Museum of Virginia

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The Community Idea Stations is proud to partner with the Science Museum of Virginia to help bring the magic of everyone’s favorite monkey to Richmond through their CURIOUS GEORGE™:  LET’S GET CURIOUS!  touring exhibition.


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 – comes to life at the Science Museum of Virginia on January 19, 2019!

The new exhibition, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!, introduces guests to Curious George’s world and leads them on a fun math, science and engineering-based adventure.

Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and inspired by the animated television series on PBS KIDS, the exhibition takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Guests will be able to operate wheels to help George climb a building, sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the produce stand, use science skills to putt a hole of mini golf, climb the rocket from George’s space adventure, build a whirligig in the country and visit the Museum within the Museum.

The Community Idea Stations is bringing PBS KIDS resources to the Curious George™:  Let’s Get Curious! exhibition, including Curious George episodes for children to watch and enjoy while visiting the museum.  In addition, the Community Idea Stations will supply PBS KIDS Playtime Pads that will allow guests to access PBS KIDS games and apps to enhance their math, science and engineering learning with Curious George while at the museum.  And, we will also be giving away a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad every month during the exhibition at the museum. “PBS KIDS Ready To Learn is a WCVE PBS outreach program that works to bring PBS KIDS resources to children that extends learning beyond the television broadcast,” says Ready To Learn Director Mary Jo Grieve. “We are excited to partner with the Science Museum of Virginia to allow children to access high quality learning experiences that parents trust with the PBS KIDS brand.”

Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! is included with Science Museum of Virginia admission. The exhibition opens January 19, 2019 and remains at the Museum until September 15, 2019.

Find out more about the Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! exhibition HERE.

There’s more Curious George fun to be had!  Celebrate with us on Friday, January 25th!

To celebrate the launch of the Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! exhibition, WCVE PBS will also take part in a special Science After Dark event on January 25.  So, let’s go bananas together with a night of monkey-themed fun at the Science Museum of Virginia! WCVE’s educational outreach programs, Ready To Learn and Science Matters, will be on hand to help everyone make their own kite – one of George’s favorite toys – and at 8 pm guests can enjoy the 2006 film, Curious George, (rated G) in the Dome.  To top it all off, bring your PBS KID for a special Meet & Greet with the one who inspired all of the excitement – Curious George!

Science After Dark admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for WCVE PBS ideaKIDS Club Members, and free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID. Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add the feature film in the Dome for $5; Museum members may use a Dome pass if they wish.

If you’re an ideaKIDS Club Member, watch for an email with the discount code and instructions to claim your tickets. Not an ideaKIDS Club Member, but would like to find out more?  Click HERE.

Find out more about Science After Dark: Go Bananas HERE.

Learning begins with Curiosity! Find Curious George resources for kids, parents and educators to keep the learning fun continuing with your PBS KID…

Children can explore Curious George games, videos and activities that will help them develop their skills in math, engineering and science.

PBS Parents
Learn about the Curious George series learning objectives and find science and building activities to do with your child at home that will encourage exploration and curiosity.

PBS Learning Media
Educators can find the Curious George STEM collection that provides resources for the classroom and beyond.