Connect Visitors to the World of Art

  • Interactive settings in which visitors literally step into well-known paintings
  • Promotes art appreciation and connection
  • Opportunities to visualize thinking strategies

Exhibit Details

Content focus
Interactive art appreciation

1,500 sq. ft.


Note: Tentative bookings are not listed online. Please contact us to confirm the availability.

Target audience
Children ages 3 to 12
Families and school groups


  • Immersive exhibit environments based on a variety of arts
  • Top-notch educational, marketing and educational materials
  • Easy to install
  • Exhibit props and costumes
  • Responsive support from experienced staff
  • Text graphics are in English and Spanish
Irresistible and Engaging Environments
Visitors enter a world in which paintings – some iconic, some contemporary – leap of the canvas and children are invited inside to play with and think about art. As they play and move through the experience, children are challenged to ride a giant chicken, set up camp in the Canadian Rockies, and prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers.
Skills in Action
The exhibit environments are accompanied by information on each artist and provide conversational prompts that employ visual thinking strategies.  By spending time with the paintings and talking about them, children and adults learn to appreciate their own, as well as others’ opinions of individual art by:

  • Using spoken words to communicate meaning
  • Understanding what is communicated by others
  • Engage in discussions with peers
  • Build and use increasingly more sophisticated vocabulary
  • Drawing conclusions about discovery
Past Hosts
  • Boston Children’s Museum
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
  • Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • Children’s Museum of Southern California
  • Centro de Ciencias y Artes (Mexico)
  • Children’s Museum of La Crosse
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  • Cincinnati Science Center
  • Discovery Center
  • Discovery Children’s Museum (Las Vegas)
  • DiscoveryCube(Santa Ana, CA)
  • DiscoveryCube (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum


Contact Michelle Wright,
Traveling Exhibits Manager

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“My family loved this exhibit at Kidzu Children’s Museum. We enjoyed exploring Clementine Hunter’s Big Chicken painting in a new way and took home several cute photos of them riding the chicken from within the art work – something they couldn’t do with their own pet chicks! After visiting, we downloaded an image of the Mona Lisa and made our own Monas at home. Playing with art at Kidzu made our trips to the subsequent art museums more approachable and fun for the kids.”

— Visitor in Chaphil Hill, NC

“It was an exciting way to introduce artists and different art styles to tour groups ranging from grades Pre-K to 5. The fact that Framed was bilingual was a huge plus for us. Although many of our visitors’ children speak English and Spanish, a lot of their parents only speak Spanish, so it helped families to enjoy the exhibit as a unit.”

— Fredda Turner, Durham Children’s Museum