Boost Early Literacy

  • Immersive experience bringing popular story books to life
  • Strong potential for local funding
  • Engaging adult messages to support continued learning at home

Exhibit Details

Content focus
Early Literacy

500 and 1,500 sq. ft.

500 sq. ft. – $2,000 per month or $5,000 for three months
1,500 sq. ft. – $40,000 for 3-4 months

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

Target audience
Children ages birth to eight
Families and school groups


  • Multi-layered messaging on six essential pre-reading skills
  • Top-notch educational, marketing and educational materials
  • Easy to install
  • Exhibit props and costumes
  • Responsive support from experienced staff

Brochure (PDF)

Irresistible and Engaging Environments
Visitors step into the world of their favorite storybooks in this interactive exhibit. For example, visitors can build a snowperson and make snow angels in The Snowy Day, then shake the palm trees and explore an oversized alphabet playground in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Featured books brought to life in this exhibit include:

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter*
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats*
  • Abuela by Arthur Dorros
  • Tuesday by David Wiesner
  • Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill*

*The 500 square-foot exhibit features these three books.

Skills in Action
Children  discover the joy and power of literacy in this immersive and engaging exhibit. Activities include matching, rhyming, poetry and storytelling to encourage children to:

  • Love books
  • Learn words
  • Tell stories
  • Read everything
  • Know letters
  • Hear sounds
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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“Storyland is a high-quality, well-constructed exhibit that was both mission-based and attraction-centered for the Mississippi Children’s Museum. It offered our community an opportunity to focus on early reading. Parents particularly loved interacting with familiar elements from their own childhood. Minnesota produced a winner with Storyland!”

— Alicen Blanchard, director of education, Mississippi Children’s Museum

“When we walked into the Storyland exhibit, my kiddo’s eyes went wide with delight. To her, it was play. To me, it was early literacy in action. Storyland is a great opportunity for both parents and children to see how books are more than just words on paper and literacy is more than just knowing how to read.”

— Mindy, parent and blogger for Proper Noun Blog