Bettendorf — Beginning May 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power, and the five senses. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time!
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! will be at the Family Museum May 27 through September 3 and is included with Museum admission. Created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, the exhibit is generously made possible by The Boeing Company, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, Sally and Bill Canfield, the Crawford Taylor Foundation, Judy and Jerry Kent, Monsanto Company and Sigma-Aldrich. Local sponsorship is provided by Missman, Inc.
About the Family Museum
With 44,000 square feet of programming space, the Family Museum provides interactive exhibits, various Drop-In classes, pre-school classes, school and community outreach, dance classes, and a variety of programs geared towards children 8 and under. Visitors to the Family Museum’s interactive exhibit gallery will discover how food moves from the modern farm to the local store by caring for animals, driving a combine, and moving grain, in the farm exhibit; explore the Mississippi River by adding obstacles and raising or lowering water levels as they watch their boat make its journey down a 28-foot indoor waterplay table resembling an actual stretch of the Mississippi River; chat with neighbors or wave to the mail carrier in the town square exhibit which includes features of everyday life; and make alphabet soup, wash the laundry, and splash around in the virtual pond (without getting wet!) in PlayHouse. Admission is $8 for ages 2-59; seniors 60+ are $4; one-year-old children are $4; children under 1 are free. Summer Hours are Sunday: Noon-5pm, Monday: 9am-8pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated “Sid the Science Kid,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America,” “Pajanimals” and “Doozers.” Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and “Unstable Fables” and television productions include “Fraggle Rock” and the sci-fi cult series “Farscape.” Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. www.henson.com