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Museum of Science, Boston to Host World Premiere of Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure! Exhibit

January 8, 2019

Guests will explore ocean habitats and fascinating creatures in this hands-on exhibit, opening February 16, 2019

BOSTON (January 8, 2018) – Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure! – a new exhibit created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum and the creators of the Wild Kratts® PBS Kids TV series – will make its world premiere at the Museum of Science, Boston. The exhibit focuses on building STEM-based skills for children ages 3 to 9. It will be at the Museum of Science from February 16, 2019 through May 22, 2019.

Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure! transports visitors to the Wild Kratts® world, immersing them in whole body explorations of ocean habitats. Using Wild Kratts® technology and the powers of science and teamwork, children and their families will join the Wild Kratts® team to solve problems, help marine animals, and foil the villains’ nefarious plans.

“This exhibit will get kids moving and thinking while they explore ocean environments and important concepts in science and the natural world,” said Chris Kratt, creator, producer, and co-star of the series and co-founder of The Kratt Brothers Company.

This is one of two Wild Kratts® exhibits created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and Kratt Brothers Company. The other exhibit Wild Kratts®: Creature Power® opens at Minnesota Children’s Museum in January 2019.

“We are excited to present Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure! to our guests for a unique, hands-on experience that will allow them to discover the ocean and its inhabitants in a fun, interactive manner,” said Christine Reich, Vice President Exhibit Development and Conservation at the Museum of Science, Boston. “Geared toward guests aged 3 to 9, the exhibit will give them the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of concepts related to marine life and habitats.”

Ocean Habitats and Activities

Through an inquiry-based approach, children will explore age-appropriate science concepts central to marine animals’ lives. Habitats and activities will include experiences such as:

Seashore

  • Miniaturize in a tidal pool
  • Crawl through an anemone
  • Hunt for lunch like a lobster

Shallow Seas

  • Create your own dolphin name
  • Roll up your sleeves and get to work at a shark cleaning station

Deep Sea

  • Explore hydrothermal vents and a bioluminescent grotto
  • Steer an amphisub through the ocean depths in search of rarely seen creatures of the ocean floor

About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. Visit: http://www.mos.org.

About Kratt Brothers Company 
Wild Kratts, currently in production on its sixth season, joins several other wildly-popular children’s television shows created and produced by animal experts Chris and Martin Kratt. Zoologists by training, the Kratt brothers have built a trusted entertainment brand based on their enthusiasm for animals. Since founding their production company, The Kratt Brothers Company, in 1993, they have developed and executive produced more than 275 episodes of four successful television series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo with the Kratt Brothers, Kratt Bros. Be the Creature and Wild Kratts. In addition to playing themselves, Chris and Martin serve as directors, scriptwriters, authors and wildlife cinematographers in pursuit of more “creature adventures.”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.
 

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