The Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit Premiers October 11th!
Lakeland, FL (October 6, 2016) We’re off to see THE WIZARD OF OZ™
as Explorations V Children’s Museum (www.explorationsv.com) hosts the first-ever, licensed traveling exhibit based on the beloved movie classic.
THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit is set to premier on October 11th with the Grand Opening in the afternoon of October 16th.
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 experience the magic of this beloved film. THE WIZARD OF OZ ™ Educational Exhibit first debuted in Miami in 2010 before traveling to other major cities, including Boston, New York, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh.
Supported by Major Sponsors Visit Central Florida and the George Jenkins Foundation, Inc., THE WIZARD OF OZ ™ Educational Exhibit utilizes arts and sciences and physical challenges to create values-based lessons from the beloved movie classic. It gives guests of all ages a chance to explore a multi-sensory journey of discovery in their personal strengths and gifts. Major Sponsors are joined by Subway (Cleveland Heights), sponsoring Munchkinland, along with Mr. and Mrs. Marc Vander Poel, sponsoring Gale Farm & DOROTHY’S™ House, and Phil & Gail Wortman sponsoring a field trip.
THE WIZARD OF OZ™ exhibit is truly exciting 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 Downtown Lakeland, 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 in this licensed exhibit include the RUBY SLIPPERS™, the characters everyone knows and loves from the film, and classic movie moments.
Visit the Wagon of Professor Marvel and create your own tornado in DOROTHY’S™ bedroom. Explore Munchkin houses and meet Dorothy and her friends, SCARECROW™, COWARDLY LION™, and TIN MAN™.
Enter the Emerald City™ and play at the kaleidoscope and prism stations. Climb the mountain of the Castle of the WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST™ to capture her broom from WINGED MONKEYS™. Finally, click your heels three times while reciting “There’s no place like home,” as you depart the Land of Oz.
THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit is a marvelous adventure of self-discovery for the whole family, only here for a limited time, October 11, 2016 through
January 14, 2017 at Explorations V Children’s Museum.
PREMIER Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4-5:30 pm
- $5 admission after 3:30 pm
- Ribbon cutting 4:00 pm with local officials
GRAND OPENING Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2-5 pm
- $9 admission (regular pricing)
- Character appearances, photo ops, special activities
THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit 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 © & TM
Turner Entertainment Co. (s16)
Entrance to THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit is included in each regular admission to the Museum.
Explorations V Children’s Museum, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located in downtown Lakeland in the historic S.H. Kress Building. Four floors of mind stretching, kid-powered exhibits and programs provide a hands-on, fun-filled adventure in learning for children and their families. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Admission is $9 per person and family memberships are $90. Active military and their family, Senior citizens 65+ and teachers with ID are $4.50. Access/EBT card holders are $3 per person. Children under two are free. Members of Explorations V Children’s Museum are also free.