Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

The image of purple hands making a heart. Inside the hands are the words XOXO an Exhibit about Love and Forgiveness


An Exhibit about Love & Forgiveness

Two young girls and their mothers writing love letters.

Explore how we learn about love and forgiveness through activities that get us to feel and talk about these emotions:

A toddler girl with her father. The girl is smiling and holding a phone to her ear.

  • Hold hands with someone to illuminate a hidden message about love. 
  • Write down a loving thought and press it into a token to keep or gift. 
  • Work together to balance on a bubble seesaw or connect an infinite puzzle.
  • Explore facial expressions and build with Face Blocks
  • Draw or write down what makes you angry or sad and crank it through a paper shredder.
  • Hug a soft sculpture that responds with a comforting sound.

Using facial expressions, words, movement and art making, XOXO explores what love and forgiveness mean to you, and to others.


Cost: $30,000 per 3-month rental
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 sq. ft.
Content: Social-Emotional Learning

Tour Schedule:

  • Fall 2014 – DuPage Children’s Museum
  • Spring 2015 - Explora
  • Summer 2015 – Muhammad Ali Center 
  • Fall 2015 – Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Spring 2016 - ECHO
  • Summer 2016 – Atlanta Children’s Museum
  • Fall 2016 – Amazement Square
  • Spring 2017 – Portland Children’s Museums
  • Summer 2017 – Young at Art
  • Fall 2017 – Arkansas Museum of Discovery
  • Spring 2018 - Available
  • Summer 2018 - Available
  • Fall 2018 - Pending 

Contact: Rachel Mastromarino
(412) 322-5058 ext 229

Made possible by The Fetzer Institute.