The Art of Sesame Street: From Pictures to Pages

Generations of children know and love Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Zoe, and Ernie and Bert. For over 40 years, these and other Sesame Street television characters have also come to life in books, in the stories you were read to as a child or are sharing with your family today.

The art exhibit, The Art of Sesame Street: From Pictures to Pages, explores the history of the popular children's educational television show through paintings and prints, and will be on display at Port Discovery Children's Museum from February 22 to September 1, 2014.

Space Garden
Space Garden, created by Jenna Boyles is the first art installation made possible through Port Discovery’s ArtWay, artist-in-residence program launched in Fall 2012. 

ArtWay challenges local artists to design an installation for the Museum’s entryway that is original, interactive, and can withstand the activity of hundreds of children and their families per day.

The Space Garden is a growth of extra-terrestrial flowers and plants inspired by propellers, household objects, and circuits. Visitors are encouraged to experience the work through look and touch discovering sensory surprises, and an imagined ecosystem of Space Fruit, Space Pizza and Paramecium!


Curious George: Let's Get Curious! Opening May 17

Letting curiosity and inquiry be their guides, visitors explore familiar buildings and locales from the Curious George™ book series and television show on PBS KIDS in Curious George™: Let's Get Curious! The exhibit presents key concepts in science, math and engineering, which are woven and layered throughout the exhibit. Activities invite visitors to learn like George-through direct experience and problem solving!

Upon entry to the exhibit, visitors find themselves on an urban street and are transported to the neighborhood in which Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. The show's supporting characters appear throughout the exhibit, helping to provide context, deliver parent and take-home messages, and inject humor. Areas and activities have multi-generational appeal and include an apartment building, sidewalk produce stand, construction site, park, mini golf area, rocket, farm and museum retrospective.

The exhibit will run May 17, 2014 through February 6, 2015.

Curious George™: Let's Get Curious! is locally sponsored by:

Curious George television series merchandise (c) Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved.

Wonders of Water