The Magic House is preparing to make some waves with a new exhibit, opening in January 2019. “Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!” will take visitors on an undersea learning adventure.
The Magic House will develop the traveling exhibit, which is inspired by The Jim Henson Company’s PBS KIDS TV show, “Splash and Bubbles,” in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Enterprise. The exhibit will teach visitors how to protect the ocean and its ecosystems, while also fostering STEM and social-emotional skills.
Children will become Reef Town Rangers as they explore five underwater ecosystems. Reef Town Rangers will navigate a Kelp Forest Maze, find ways to reduce waste entering our oceans at Reef Town, explore a sunken ship in the Reeftown Rangers Clubhouse, get “schooled” on fish facts at Flo’s School of Fish and go face-to-face with glowing creatures of the deep at The Deep, Dark Theater. The fun, interactive exhibit is designed to teach visitors that by working together, the small ripples can have a collective impact on one big ocean.
While the exhibit is geared toward kids ages 2-8, its messages of conservation are expected to be of interest to the whole family. “Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!” is currently scheduled to be on display at The Magic House Jan. 19-May 12, 2019. After its debut at The Magic House, the traveling exhibit will be on display at other children’s museums, science centers and libraries across the country.
The Magic House also announced week that it will host "Forever Forest," a national traveling exhibit that introduces children to our forests through climbing, crawling and pretend play. "Forever Forest" opens Sept. 15. The exhibit will be open through Jan. 7, 2019.