Daniel Tiger exhibit opening at DuPage Children’s Museum

Even if the wind is whipping outside your window, it’s always a beautiful day in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Shed boots and snow pants to visit with Daniel and his neighbors this winter at the DuPage Children’s Museum.

Part of a traveling exhibit created and curated by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in collaboration with The Fred Rogers Company, the exhibit lets children touch, learn and play with Daniel while he works to solve problems.

“This exhibit provides as wonderful opportunity for adults to support and engage young children in developing social emotional skills and the critical coping strategies that will guide them throughout their lives,” says Thomas Sullivan, director of Education and Programs at the museum, in a release announcing the exhibit.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-iffic Exhibit lets kids and their parents use music and song to work together to learn about empathy, gratitude, sharing and diversity.

Kids can put on masks and costumes of their favorite Neighborhood characters, compose a song and play with instruments, visit the Post Office and sort packages, play in the Clock Factory with a variety of clocks, learn about their own neighborhoods and where to find objects in them, write thank you notes for the Thank You Tree, read in O the Owl’s Reading Nest and walk with an iconic Trolley.

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” was created by Rogers before his death in 2003 and the television show is geared toward preschoolers, helping them learn about everything from potty training to sharing and their growing emotions.

The exhibit will stop at the Naperville museum for four months before traveling to two other cities before the end of the summer.


If you go

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-iffic Exhibit

Jan. 19 to May 12

DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville

$12 ages 1 and older, $10 seniors, free for members. 


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

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