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Wizard of Oz exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum

We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) hosts the debut of the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibit opened in January and runs through May 2010.

Created by MCM 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 70th anniversary milestone.  The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition will debut first in Miami before traveling to other major cities, including Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and many others.

And you don’t need to ride a tornado to get there.  Just come to Miami Children’s Museum, on Watson Island, at 980 MacArthur Causeway.  The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition is a journey of self-discovery for the whole family!  Guests travel from the Gale Farm 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 Miami, 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, the characters everyone knows and loves from the film, and classic movie moments.

Visit Professor Marvel’s Wagon and create your own tornado in Dorothy’s bedroom.  Explore Munchkin houses and meet Dorothy’s friends the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man.  Enter The Emerald City and create a “Horse of a Different Color,” 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 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 Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami, from January 30 – May 9, 2010.  Entrance to the exhibit is included in each regular admission to the Museum.  Admission is $15 for adults and children, $12 for Florida Residents, free for children under 1 year and admission for Members is complimentary.  For more information contact the Museum at 305.373.KIDS (5437) or visit

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Feb 22 2010. Filed under Broward County, Events, Families, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Miami. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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