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January 30 - May 15, 2016

Something big and red is coming to Discovery Center in January! Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog traveling exhibition will open at Discovery Center on January 30. Board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™, America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match. See Emily Elizabeth™ and many of the residents of Birdwell Island where playing, working together, and respecting others is all part of being a member of the community. The exhibit is sure to delight young and old alike.

Slide down Clifford’s tail, worktogether to fill Clifford’s big dog

bowl with bones, hunt for seashellsat T-Bone’s beach or “work” in the fish and chip shop on Birdwell Island and more. No matter what activity they choose, children will learn valuable life lessons through play.

This exhibit is based on Scholastic’s top-rated TV Show Clifford

the Big Red Dog on PBS Kids® and from the award-winning author Norman Bridwell. Today, the best-selling book series consists of more than 160 Clifford titles and 100 million books in print! You can also catch Clifford episodes on Netflix®.

The exhibition will be at Discovery Center through May 15 and all

signage is in both English and Spanish. Discovery Center is thrilled to be able to offer an exhibit that is specifically geared toward our youngest visitors! We look forward to welcoming your family and transporting you to the world of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all the residents of Birdwell Island!

Admission to Clifford exhibit is $1 for Members and
$3 + Museum admission for the Public



Hello From Japan!

Summer 2017

Tokyo’s vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit!

Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, highly immersive environment. Hello from Japan! will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words.

Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops and cuter than cute kawaii* styles, (pronounced like Hawai’i). Kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, and design adorable mascots for their families.

The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree.

Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture.