The Amazing Castle
As visitors explore The Amazing Castle and its eight themed areas, they are introduced to seven storybook characters who are part of the castle community. From entertaining to sewing, each character has a special role. As they move through the castle, village visitors playfully explore the interconnectedness of community members in a setting inspired by fantasy and history.
Children don costumes and role-play lords and ladies or castle villagers. Visitors can work in the Royal Workshops with “Trim the Tailor” or “Gable the Carpenter.” They pick vegetables in the garden, tote them to the Great Hall to cook up a royal meal and visit the tower to wake “Herald,” the sleeping dragon!
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- Strengthen awareness among museum visitors of the roles and interconnectedness of individuals in a community through playful, imaginative activities
- Transform a gallery into a castle village where a related cast of characters involves children in concepts of community
- Communicate and relate what it means to be a part of a community through developmentally appropriate, playful experiences
- Engage visitors in activities supporting the concept that a community is made up of different people
- Advance the idea that in a community, people help each other to solve problems and get things done
Imaginative play, community inter-connectedness
Infants through children age 10, families and groups
Text graphics are in English and Spanish
Marketing, publicity, educational materials and installation guide are provided. On-call Museum staff support available. Contact: Amber Stevenson, Traveling Exhibit Manager, 651-225-6053 or contact Traveling Exhibits online.
1,500 square feet
Cost Per Venue:
Negotiable - call for details, 651-225-6035
Spring 2014 and after
Current and Future Hosts
Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester
La Crosse Children's Museum
Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery
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Contact Traveling Exhibits for more information.
©2006 Minnesota Children’s Museum. All rights reserved. The Amazing Castle was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum with funding from Curtis & Marjorie Nelson and The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation.