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Minnesota Children's Museum



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
  • 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

Download an informational flyer for Clifford.

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

“We loved Clifford as did our guests! We had three of our biggest attendance months ever while Clifford was here.”
— Strong National Museum of Play
“Clifford is going great gangbusters. The costumed character appearances are a HUGE hit. Our only problem is in planning a route that allows Clifford to get to open spaces before he’s surrounded by so many kids that he can’t move. You know, that’s a great problem to have. It’ll be a great exhibit for us this summer."
— Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

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 Fall 2015 and beyond Fall 2015 and beyond
Tour Schedule

Past Hosts

  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • Centro de Ciencias y Artes (Mexico)
  • 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
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Miami Children's Museum
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum (x3)
  • 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

  • Reading Public Museum
    January 31, 2015 - May 10, 2015
  • DiscoveryCube LA
    May 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015

Available Fall 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)
  • Gail Borden Public Library
  • Glazer Children's Museum
  • Grand Rapids Children's Museum
  • Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
  • Kidzu Children's Museum
  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • McWane Science Center
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester
  • 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

  • Children's Museum of Virginia
    February 14, 2015 - May 25, 2015
  • ImaginOn, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
    June 6, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Available Fall 2015 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.

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