Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
World Premiere: June 11-, 2016 – January 17, 2017
Step into Daniel Tiger’s world to play and learn.Daniel and his friends help young children navigate their world and parents guide their journey through caring, creativity and imagination. Kids can sing, explore and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from the Neighborhood. Try a new activity, share a memory and make some new ones on this beautiful day. Daniel and friends bring the wisdom and life lessons of Fred Rogers to a new generation. Through January 17, 2017 at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. www.pittsburghkids.org
Created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company,
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit is based on the award-winning, hit PBS KIDS television series that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger. Grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum, “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood” is the #2 show on PBS KIDS with children 2-5 and is currently in production on Season 3.
In this exhibit, you will step into Daniel Tiger’s world and join him and his friends as you explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors will work together to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings, and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies to learn life’s little lessons.
Your visit through “A Grr-ific Exhibit” takes you on a journey through some of the key elements of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
Use your imaginations and creativity to take your play to new heights. Express yourself in many ways, while making choices and sharing with others.
♫ ♪ When you pretend, you can do anything! ♫ ♪
♫ ♪ Dress up any way you choose. Find a way that’s right for you! ♫
Imagination Stage – Step onto the stage and transform into your favorite neighbor. Costumes of series characters and examples of neighborhood helpers, like a policeman and doctor, will aid in dramatic play. Hand-held face masks of the characters can complete the outfit. Once ready, take a step in front of the “Imagination Mirror” and see the moment sparkle.
Push Trolleys & Wearable Vehicles – Choose a vehicle, like a police car or rocket ship, to complete your costume and test drive your new vehicle on the iconic neighborhood path. Or take Trolley for a walk and ring your bell as you arrive at your destination.
Music Shop – Express yourself through sound using various one-of-a-kind musical instruments. Be creative and compose your own song, or play along with others.
Post Office – Sort, deliver, and receive letters and packages from your friends in the Neighborhood.
Communication & Emotions
Dealing with emotions can be challenging no matter what your age. These components pay special attention to how we communicate with one another and share our own emotions. Explore meaningful topics like diversity, empathy, self-regulation and gratitude, empowering visitors to better understand their emotions and the emotions of their neighbors.
♫ ♪ Think about how someone else is feeling. ♫ ♪
Movable Character Mural – Meet Daniel and all of his friends at the Neighborhood school. Make each friend move and say something special to you. This interactive mural helps visitors to understand how
♫ ♪ In some ways we are different, ♫ ♪
♪ in so many ways, we are the same. ♪
Thank You Tree – Take the time to thank someone who has done something special for you. Write or draw a thank-you note and share it on the Thank You Tree.
Strategy Blocks – Select a block and place it on the table to hear Daniel sing a strategy song from the series.
How Do You Feel Sensory Wall – Tell a story using characters, shapes, colors, and tactile materials to illustrate your feelings.
Work on persistence and collaboration as you make and build items seen in Daniel’s neighborhood.
♫ ♪ Keep trying, you’ll get better! ♫ ♪
♫ ♪ Work together! If you can’t do it alone, work together! ♫ ♪
Clock Factory – Step inside the Clock Factory where you can play with all different kinds of clocks. Work alone or together and be delighted when you make the clock begin to tick.
Red Sweater Knitting Machine – Use a simple knitting machine to create a piece of a red sweater. Group projects can extend the experience into the community collaboration.
Neighborhood & Community
Explore Daniel’s Neighborhood, while also taking the time to focus on your family and your own community.
Neighborhood Blocks – Build Daniel’s Neighborhood or create your own.
Take a Strategy, Leave a Strategy – Share your favorite strategy that you use at home and take a new strategy home. Read what strategies work best for others.
Library Reading Area – Daniel’s friend O the Owl loves to read. Step into the Library and find a book to read together. Sit in a comfy nest chair and find a book t