Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure! Opens Sept. 26
Kids will explore ocean habitats and fascinating creatures in this interactive exhibit
Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure! – an exhibit that brings to life the Wild Kratts PBS Kids series – will open at Minnesota Children’s Museum on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The exhibit immerses kids and their families in whole body explorations of ocean habitats and the fascinating creatures that live in them.
Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure! transports visitors to the Wild Kratts world and focuses on building STEM-based skills for kids ages 3 to 9. Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork, kids and their families will join the Wild Kratts team to solve problems, help marine animals and foil the villains’ nefarious plans. The exhibit will be at Minnesota Children’s Museum from Sept. 26 through Jan. 3, 2021.
Wild Kratts Ocean Adventures is free for members and included with regular museum admission – no extra fee required. All visitors, including members, must make advance reservations.
“We’re thrilled at the opportunity to help families experience the adventurous world of Wild Kratts. The exhibit uses the power of play to give children opportunities to develop critical thinking, collaboration, confidence and more,” said Dianne Krizan, president of Minnesota Children’s Museum.
Featured Ocean Habitats and Activities
Through an inquiry-based approach, children will explore age-appropriate science concepts central to marine animals’ lives.
Habitats and activities will include experiences such as:
- Miniaturize in a tidal pool
- Crawl through an anemone
- Hunt for lunch like a lobster
- Create your own dolphin name
- Roll up your sleeves, and get to work at a shark cleaning station
- Hunt like a dragonfish in the dark depths of the sea
- Explore the creatures of the ocean floor — and more!
Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure is one of two exhibits created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and the Kratt Brothers Company. The other exhibit – Wild Kratts: Creature Power – debuted at Minnesota Children’s Museum in January 2019.
Minnesota Children’s Museum is open each week Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is limiting capacity, requiring visitors ages 5 and older to wear a mask, encouraging social distancing and conducting enhanced cleaning procedures. Learn more
About Kratt Brothers Company
Wild Kratts, currently in production on its sixth season, joins several other wildly-popular children’s television shows created and produced by animal experts Chris and Martin Kratt. Zoologists by training, the Kratt Brothers have built a trusted entertainment brand based on their enthusiasm for animals. Since founding their production company, The Kratt Brothers Company, in 1993, they have developed and executive produced more than 275 episodes of four successful television series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo with the Kratt Brothers, Kratt Bros. Be the Creature and Wild Kratts. In addition to playing themselves, Chris and Martin serve as directors, scriptwriters, authors and wildlife cinematographers in pursuit of more “creature adventures.”www.krattbrothers.com
About Minnesota Children’s Museum
Minnesota Children’s Museum sparks children’s learning through play. The museum, a nonprofit organization, serves more than 550,000 visitors each year at its locations in St. Paul and Rochester. Through interactive exhibits and programs, the museum provides open-ended, self-directed experiences that cultivate critical thinking, creativity, confidence and other lifelong skills. The museum serves as a resource for parents to advance their children’s playful learning in the museum and beyond. Minnesota Children’s Museum is a leading producer of hands-on rental exhibits for children’s museums and discovery centers. Visit mcm.org for more information.
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