Sausalito, CA – The Magic Tree House® traveling exhibit opens on May 28, 2016 at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Based on the best-selling children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca and published by Random House Children’s Books, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical, time-traveling tree house.
The Magic Tree House traveling exhibit is designed to immerse visitors in three important time periods of American history: the first Thanksgiving, the Civil War, and life on the prairie circa 1870. Rooted in character education, this literacy-based exhibit allows imaginations to grow as children explore history through three unique, immersive environments featuring period costumes, props and more than 30 hands-on learning experiences.
Magic Tree House selections featured in the exhibit include: Thanksgiving on Thursday, Civil War on Sunday and Twister on Tuesday. In Thanksgiving on Thursday, children can climb Plymouth Rock, dig for clams on the beach, help prepare the feast in a Pilgrim house and set the Thanksgiving table. Children can then get swept up in the American Civil War with Civil War on Sunday, where they will have the opportunity to take a bumpy ride in a horse-drawn ambulance, play drums in a drummer boy’s tent and work as a nurse in a field hospital. Continuing on their time-traveling adventure, children are sure to be blown away byTwister on Tuesday where they can go to school in a one-room schoolhouse, drive the steam engine and experience a simulated tornado!
This special exhibit opens on May 28, 2016 and will be at the Bay Area Discovery Museum through September 5, 2016.
The Magic Tree House® traveling exhibit was created by The Magic House®, St. Louis Children’s Museum and was made possible by generous support from the Crawford Taylor Foundation.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum has been at the forefront of early childhood education for 25 years, welcoming millions of children, parents, and teachers to its iconic site at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, CA. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Museum’s mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. The Bay Area Discovery Museum is the only museum in the United States that combines a research division, a laboratory preschool, and comprehensive programming at the intersection of creativity development and STEM. http://www.baykidsmuseum.org.
The Magic Tree House® traveling exhibit is based on the Magic Tree House® book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murducca and used with permission of Random House Inc. The exhibit was created by The Magic House® and made possible by generous support from the Crawford Taylor Foundation.