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Minnesota Children's Museum

Learn to Play. Play to Learn.


Attract Visitors with this Groundbreaking Early Literacy Exhibit

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In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age.  Imagine your visitors stepping into the world of their favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, then shaking the palm trees and exploring an oversized alphabet playground in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Exhibit experiences including matching, rhyming, poetry and storytelling all help set the foundation for becoming literate by encouraging children to love books, learn words, tell stories, read everything, know letters, and hear sounds.

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Featured books are 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, and Where's Spot? by Eric Hill.

See what others are saying about Storyland:
Stories Come Alive at the Minnesota Children's Museum, Mindy R., Proper Noun Blog
Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, Jeanne Vergeront, Museum Planner

Host benefits include:

  • Strong potential for local funding due to growing national interest in supporting early literacy
  • The first traveling exhibit to focus content and multi-layered messaging on six essential pre-reading skills defined by the Every Child Ready to Read parent education initiative
  • Collapsible and easy-to-store wheeled carts
  • Instant email capture and visitor engagement exhibit kiosk
  • Top-notch educational, marketing and installation materials
  • Responsive support from experienced staff
  • Messages geared toward adults to support continued learning at home

Content: Early literacy

Target Audience: Ages 6 months to 8, families and school groups

Languages: Text graphics are in English and Spanish

Venue Length: 3-4 months

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

Size: 1,500 square feet

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Cost Per Venue: $40,000 plus inbound shipping

Available: Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and beyond

Tour Schedule:


Past Hosts

  • Edventure Children's Museum
  • Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Mississippi Children's Museum
  • Portland Children's Museum
  • The Building for Kids
  • The Family Museum

Current and Future Hosts

Miami Children's Museum
January 25, 2014 - May 4, 2014

San Jose Children's Discovery Museum
May 17, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Discovery Children's Museum
September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Spring 2015 - Available

Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation
May 23, 2015 - September 7, 2015

Available Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and beyond



Contact Traveling Exhibits for more information.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Institute of Museum and Library Services

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