Nature Cat exhibition set to open at Kohl Children’s Museum

Fans of Nature Cat can explore the feisty feline’s stomping grounds in a first-of-its-kind exhibit at Kohl Children’s Museum

Opening July 30, “Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond” is geared for kids ages 2-10 to explore the natural world through play in Nature Cat’s backyard, marsh, cave and forest. 

Guests can meet Cat’s friends Hal the dog, Squeeks the mouse, Daisy the bunny and nemesis Ronald, the cat next door. 

With stations based on episodes from the television show that can be seen on WTTW, kids can learn about the environment, ecosystems, smell and plant flowers and vegetables and hear thunder. They can slide down a “water” slide and don a light to crawl through a cave. 

They’ll be asked to accomplish tasks, learn about nature, do math and use different tools as they explore the earth’s surface, learn about dim light and crawl through logs. 

Kohl has partnered with WTTW Public Media and the creators of the PBS animated series, Spiffy Pictures, to bring the exhibit first to Glenview before it launches its tour across the country.

If you go 

Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond

July 30-Jan. 26, 2020; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays & noon-5 p.m. Sundays 

Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview

$13 adults and children, free kids under 1

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This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue.

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