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[Portsmouth, VA, January 24, 2022] – Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure!, an interactive exhibit based on the popular PBS Kids series, will open at the Children’s Museum of Virginia on Saturday, February 5th, 2022. In this exhibit – created by Minnesota Children’s Museum in collaboration with the Kratt Brothers Company – kids and families explore four animal habitats and the creatures within them.
The Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure! exhibit is presented locally by WHRO Public Media, and will run through May 8th.
Bringing Wild Kratts to Life
This adventurous exhibit – which focuses on cultivating STEM skills in children ages 3 to 9 –invites kids and families to explore animal habitats from around the globe, discover incredible creature powers and go on a mission to foil the villains’ nefarious plans.
“This exhibit will get kids moving and thinking while they explore important concepts in science and the natural world,” said Chris Kratt, executive producer of Wild Kratts and co-founder of The Kratt Brothers Company.
Visitors will explore four animal habitats including:
• • Seashore
• • Shallow Sea
• • Deep Sea
Kids and families will get the chance to learn about and try out various Creature Powers® such as:
• • Crawl through an anemone and hunt for lunch like a lobster
• • Create your own dolphin name
• • Roll up your sleeves and get to work at a shark cleaning station
• • Hunt like a dragonfish in the dark depths of the sea
• • And much more
During the exhibit’s opening weekend the WHRO Public Media mobile van will be located on the outside mall of the Children’s Museum, and will make public appearances throughout the duration of the exhibit. As museum participants of the Museums on Us program, Bank of America member cardholders will also receive free admission on Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th.
About the Children’s Museum of Virginia
Children step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark their imagination, where they can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist, and more! The Children’s Museum of Virginia includes the Lancaster Antique Toy and Train collection – an attraction for kids of all ages as well as a modernized planetarium. It also features a Museum Gift Shop (online is also available) where children can take some imagination home with them.
About Kratt Brothers Company
Kratt Brothers Company, founded in 1993, has created and produced more than 275 episodes of television, including award-winning series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo with the Kratt Brothers, Kratt Bros. Be the Creature and Wild Kratts. Through its full service animation studio, Kratt Brothers Company is currently in production on its sixth season of the Emmy-nominated hit Wild Kratts. www.krattbrothers.com
About Minnesota Children’s Museum
Minnesota Children’s Museum sparks children’s learning through play. The museum, a nonprofit organization, serves more than 550,000 visitors each year at its locations in St. Paul and Rochester. Through interactive exhibits and programs, the museum provides open-ended, self-directed experiences that cultivate critical thinking, creativity, confidence and other lifelong skills. The museum serves as a resource for parents to advance their children’s playful learning in the museum and beyond. Minnesota Children’s Museum is a leading producer of hands-on rental exhibits for children’s museums and discovery centers. Visit mcm.org for more information.
The Children’s Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday, and open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All tickets must be reserved in advance online, including member tickets at www.ChildrensMuseumVirginia.com.
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