“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” opens at Children’s Museum of Atlanta, September 22

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” opens at Children’s Museum of Atlanta, September 22

ATLANTA (July 24, 2018)Children’s Museum of Atlanta is proud to present Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit from September 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019. This new exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the award-winning PBS Kids television series created by The Fred Rogers Company that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends.

In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children enter the world of Daniel Tiger and friends to explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors collaborate to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies as they learn life’s little lessons. The exhibit, created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company, brings to life the themes presented in the PBS series such as community, communication and emotions, which enables young children to understand their feelings and those of their neighbors. Visitors can walk the paths and hear the sounds of Daniel’s world as they encounter the meaning of empathy, gratitude, sharing and diversity in an environment of creative and interactive play. Through music, kids can also sing along with Daniel, work together to solve problems and even experience the contagious nature of kindness.

“The basic life skills and values that Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit instills in young minds aligns directly with the Museum’s mission of sparking every child’s imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “Whether writing thank you notes to share on the Thank You Tree or working with others to explore the wonders of a clock in the Clock Factory, little ones will learn the value of being a good neighbor while exploring the family favorite character’s world.”

“Daniel speaks directly to children, and he is their age,” notes Paul Siefken, president and chief executive officer with The Fred Rogers Company. “Because of that, they see him as their friend, and he goes through a lot of the challenges that they face, whether it’s dealing with mad feelings or learning how to share.”

Along with the emotional lessons gleaned in the Neighborhood, visitors can:

  • Transform into to a favorite character with masks and costumes 
  • Compose a song or play along with one-of-a-kind instruments 
  • Visit the Post Office and sort, deliver and receive packages and letters
  • Create stories through the Movable Character Mural
  • Step inside the Clock Factory to play with a variety of clocks
  • Identify spots in one’s own neighborhood on the interactive world map
  • Write or draw thank-you notes and put them on the Thank You Tree
  • Cozy up with a good book in O the Owl’s Reading Nest
  • Stroll with a Trolley along the path, and ring the bell upon arrival

“For kids to go into Daniel’s world and this exhibit and feel like they are part of the Neighborhood is very, very exciting,” Siefken adds. “They feel like he is one of them.”

Local sponsorship of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit was made possible through sponsorship by Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. It continues its multi-year run as a traveling exhibit in Atlanta and is scheduled to appear in seven more North American cities through the summer of 2019. 

For more information, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

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Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-9. The mission of Children's Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play. With six permanent learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp and private events. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Museum Admission: Online ticketing only is available at this time. Phone booking is available with ample notice and will be booked via online reservation. Members must pre-book and will be able to get their $5 voucher online. Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free. All daily programs are included in price of admission. Group rates and military discounts are available. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Museum Hours: The Museum will operate in 3 two-hour sessions daily with one-hour cleaning in between sessions. Hours of operation for the month of July are 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation. 


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