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Minnesota Children's Museum

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Clifford 3

Boost Attendance with Clifford The Big Red Dog™

Climb aboard the ferry and listen to seagulls as you approach Birdwell Island. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by a colossal nine-foot high Clifford with a tail to slide down. While visiting, children can work together to fill Clifford's big dog bowl and gain self-confidence on stage with Clifford and his pals. 

Host Benefits include:

  • High visibility PBS Kids® programming and popular children’s book series for more than 40 years with multi-generational appeal
  • Character costume for entire exhibit run
  • Rooftop inflatable (2,500 square-foot exhibit)
  • Top-notch educational, marketing and installation materials
  • Responsive support from experienced staff 
  • Additional visibility through Scholastic’s national “Be Big” campaign

Content: Social-emotional skill building

Target Audience: Ages 10 and younger, families and school groups

Languages: Text graphics are in English and Spanish

Development: Developed by Minnesota Children's Museum and Scholastic Media

Venue Length: 3-4 months

 BOOK TODAY! Contact Amber Stevenson, Traveling Exhibits Manager by calling 651-225-6053 or email.

Photo of Clifford exhibit

Size2,500 square feet1,500 square feet
Cost Per Venue $70,000 plus inbound shipping

$45,000 plus inbound shipping

Open Venues
  • Spring 2015 and beyond
  • Summer 2014 and beyond
Tour Schedule

Past Hosts

  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • Children's Museum of La Crosse
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Cincinnati Science Center
  • Discovery Science Center (Santa Ana, CA)
  • Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta
  • Miami Children's Museum
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum (x2)
  • Omaha Children's Museum
  • Orlando Science Center
  • Portland Children's Museum
  • Strong National Museum of Play (x2)
  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • The Children's Museum, Seattle (x2)
  • The Health Adventure
  • The Magic House: St. Louis Children's Museum
  • Virginia Air and Space Center




Current and Future Hosts

  • Centro de Ciencias y Artes (Mexico)
    September 28, 2013 - May 11, 2014
  • Liberty Science Center
    May 31, 2014 - September 7, 2014
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
    October 4, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Available Spring 2015 and beyond

Past Hosts

  • Bay Area Discovery (x2)
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Children's Museum of Brownsville
  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Children's Museum of South Carolina
  • Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
  • COSI Columbus
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation
  • Discovery Children's Museum (formerly Lied Discovery Museum)
  • Edventure Children's Museum (x2)
  • Glazer Children's Museum
  • Grand Rapids Children's Museum
  • Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • McWane Science Center
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Port Discovery Children's Museum (x2)
  • The Building for Kids
  • The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • The Family Museum
  • The Pittsburgh Children's Museum
  • Young At Art of Broward, Inc.


Current and Future Hosts

  • Kidzu Children's Museum
    February 1, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Available Summer 2014 and beyond



Contact Traveling Exhibits for more information.

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum together with Scholastic Media. ©2013 Scholastic Media Inc. SCHOLASTIC and logos are trademarks of Scholastic Inc. CLIFFORD, EMILY ELIZABETH, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG and logos are trademarks of Norman Bridwell. All rights reserved.

Voted BEST INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT for babies & preschoolers by MN Parent magazine


Voted BEST CHILDREN’S MUSEUM three years in a row by Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect


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