A Trip Through Childhood Favorites


Step into the pages of favorite children’s books

Joyfully explore literacy-rich environments inspired by beloved and award-winning children’s books. Each story is transformed into a 3D play space where children interact with the story and its characters. Build a snowperson in The Snowy Day, explore an oversized alphabet playground in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and more.

The 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit features:

  • 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 sq. ft. exhibit features:

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

Exhibit Details

Content Focus

Early literacy


500 sq. ft. and 1,500 sq. ft.


500 sq. ft.| $5,000
1,500 sq. ft.| $40,000

Target Audience

Ages 0 to 8 | Families and school groups


Tallest component is 13 ft., but can be adjusted
500 sq. ft.| 1 truck, 5 – 4’x8’ wheeled collabsible carts
1,500 sq. ft.| 1 truck, 12 – 4’x8’ wheeled collapsible carts

Exhibit Highlights

Some of the most popular components of the exhibit

Tale of Peter Rabbit

In Peter’s cozy family home, cook up a meal and tuck Peter in for a bedtime story, then sneak under Mr. McGregor’s picket fence to plant and harvest vegetables and work on the garden chore list.

The Snowy Day

Bundle up in scarves and down vests and follow Peter’s footprints through the urban snowscape, build snow people and make a snow angel.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Sort and match upper and lower case letters and send them up the coconut tree. Beat a rhythm on the steel drums while singing along with the story.


In Rosalba and Abuela’s intricate, jewel-like city, step inside Lady Liberty, listen to the sounds of city dwellers and create different scenes in the park.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

In Mouse’s super-sized world, compose a cookie recipe that’s both silly and delicious, find everything on Mouse’s list of requests, create new and rhyming words and leave a note for Mouse in the mail slot.

Playful Learning
By creating striking, literacy-rich, immersive environments and activities based on quality children’s books, the exhibit aims to:

  • Be a catalyst for children to develop a deep love and enjoyment of reading, and a motivation to read for its usefulness
  • Emphasize to adults that literacy development begins in infancy and continues through childhood
  • Highlight how adults play a key role in cultivating literacy through everyday activities

"Our visitors really loved it! It brought lots of new and exciting guests to our museum this summer."

Hope Myers, our Director of Exhibits and Facilities at Port Discovery Children’s Museum