Minnesota Children’s Museum and Wild Kratts Join Forces Again to Create an Ocean Adventure Exhibit
Kids will explore ocean habitats and fascinating creatures in this new traveling rental exhibit
Minnesota Children’s Museum and the creators of the hit PBS Kids series Wild Kratts® are teaming up to create another exhibit – titled Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure – that will focus on building STEM skills in kids ages 3 to 9.
The exhibit is joining the museum’s roster of traveling rental exhibits. It will be completed in February 2019, and is available for booking now. This is the second exhibit the two entities are creating together, the first being Wild Kratts®: Creature Power®, which will open at Minnesota Children’s Museum in January 2019.
Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure will transport kids to the Wild Kratts world, where they will explore ocean habitats and the fascinating creatures within them. Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork, visitors will join the Wild Kratts team to solve problems, help animals, and foil the villains’ nefarious plans.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Wild Kratts team to produce a second exhibit where children can experience creature adventures in ocean habitats,” said Barbara Hahn, vice president of learning innovation at Minnesota Children’s Museum. “Oceans are an important and intriguing part of our world. We’ve received requests to focus on this type of content and are excited to bring this environment to life.”
Ocean Habitats and Activities
Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure will immerse children and families in whole body explorations of ocean habitats. Through an inquiry-based approach, children will explore age-appropriate science concepts central to marine animals’ lives. Habitats and activities will include experiences such as:
- Miniaturize in a tidal pool
- Crawl through an anemone
- Hunt for lunch like a lobster
- Create your own dolphin name
- Roll up your sleeves and get to work at a shark cleaning station
- Hunt like a dragonfish in the dark depths of the sea
- Explore the creatures of the ocean floor
“This exhibit will get kids moving and thinking while they explore ocean environments and important concepts in science and the natural world,” said Chris Kratt, creator, producer and co-star of the series and co-founder of The Kratt Brothers Company.
Two Industry Leaders
This new Wild Kratts experience will add to the museum’s roster of acclaimed traveling exhibits, including Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!, and Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™. Production on Wild Kratts®: Creature Power®! and Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure are currently underway. See the availability of the Wild Kratts exhibits and the museum’s other rental exhibits at mcm.org/travel.
Minnesota Children’s Museum is a leading producer of interactive exhibits for museums and science centers. When the museum surveyed members and other visitors about which exhibit they’d like to see created next, Wild Kratts rated No. 1. The series is one of the top three rated shows on PBS Kids.
Wild Kratts transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning “Kratts’ Creatures” and Emmy-winning “Zoboomafoo,” into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way.
From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each episode of Wild Kratts presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt Brothers – and young viewers – meet. Wild Kratts airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
About Kratt Brothers Company
Wild Kratts, currently in production on its sixth season, joins several other wildly-popular children’s television shows created and produced by animal experts Chris and Martin Kratt. Zoologists by training, the Kratt brothers have built a trusted entertainment brand based on their enthusiasm for animals. Since founding their production company, The Kratt Brothers Company, in 1993, they have developed and executive produced more than 275 episodes of four successful television series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo with the Kratt Brothers, Kratt Bros. Be the Creature and Wild Kratts. In addition to playing themselves, Chris and Martin serve as directors, scriptwriters, authors and wildlife cinematographers in pursuit of more “creature adventures.”
About Minnesota Children’s Museum
Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to sparking children’s learning through play. Our vision: “Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play.” The museum serves more than 500,000 visitors each year at its locations in St. Paul and Rochester, and reaches thousands more across the state through Smart Play Spots, Storyland exhibit and other programs. As the nation’s leading developer of traveling children’s museum exhibits, the museum is a trailblazer in creating immersive learning environments, reaching more than 20 million children and adults in the United States, Canada and Mexico since 1993.
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