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The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition is Coming May 26

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 7, 2012)-- We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh hosts the debut of the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. The Wizard of OzChildren’s Educational Exhibit is set to open on Saturday May 26, 2012.

Created by Miami Children’s Museum and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this interactive fantasy-adventure takes children and families over the rainbow to continue the celebration of the film’s 72nd anniversary milestone. 

And you don’t need to ride a tornado to get there. Just come to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh!  The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition is a journey of self-discovery for the whole family. Guests travel from the Gale Farm in Kansas  to the colorful Land of Oz, where they explore Munchkinland, The Crossroads, The Witch’s Castle and The Emerald City before heading back over the rainbow to Pittsburgh, because, of course, “There’s no place like home.”

Along the way, everyone will experience the adventures of Dorothy and her friends as they find their way back to true happiness. Elements of the movie available only in this licensed exhibition include Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, images of the characters everyone knows and loves from the film and classic movie moments. Visit Professor Marvel’s Wagon, create your own tornado in Dorothy’s bedroom and explore Munchkin houses. Enter The Emerald City and create a “Horse of a Different Color” and play at the kaleidoscope and prism stations, but “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Next, climb the mountain to the Wicked Witch’s Castle to capture the Wicked Witch’s broom from the Winged Monkeys. Finally, click your heels three times while reciting “There’s no place like home,” as guests depart the Land of Oz. 

The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition is a marvelous adventure of self-discovery for the whole family, only at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh from May 26 – September 2, 2012, locally sponsored by Equitable Gas and Pepsi.

For more information contact Bill Schlageter, Director of Marketing, (412) 586-6023 or bschlageter@pittsburghkids.org.

The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition was created by Miami Children’s Museum and SPARKS, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s12)

Museum hours are Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: Noon - 5 pm (The Museum will be closed on May 28, 2012 for Memorial Day and July 4, 2012). Admission Prices are $11 for children 2-18 and senior citizens and $12 for adults. Children under two are free. Group rates are available. For group information call (412) 322-5058, ext. 240. Parking:  $3 for members, $5 for non-members. On-street, metered parking is also available All programs and events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated. 

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is located at 10 Children’s Way in Allegheny Square on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, just a block from the National Aviary and 3 blocks from PNC Park.  Museum hours are Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, noon – 5:00 pm. Admission is $11 for children 2-18, $12 for adults and free for children under 2.  For general information, call (412) 322-5058 and visit www.pittsburghkids.org.


About Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Providing innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. With 80,000 square feet of space the Museum welcomes nearly 250,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning.  Hands-on, interactive exhibit areas at the Museum include: The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Nursery, and Backyard.  In October 2011 the Museum opened its newest permanent exhibit area MAKESHOP -  a space where kids and adults can build and tinker with old and new technologies, exciting projects and cutting-edge media The Museum’s award-winning, three-story, center building is screened by a shimmering wind Sculpture and connects two historic structures (Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building).  In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building (Silver LEED) and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust.  In 2011 the Museum was named as one of the nation’s ten top children’s museums by Parents magazine.  For further information, call 412-322-5058 or visit www.pittsburghkids.org.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.