Once Upon a Time… Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

May 20, 2017–September 3, 2017

Visitors will be whisked away into fairy tales from around the world! Each classic story is represented in larger-than-life pages with hands-on activities. Visitors can step inside each tale and become part of it by using costumes and interactive play. The exhibit is both fun and educational for kids ages 3 to 10 years old. (Parents will love it, too!)

This unique and educational exhibit focuses on the power and significance of fairy tales throughout history and from around the world. Each tale is brought to life with its own large-scale environment and interactive components. Visitors enter the exhibit via a magical portal into a fabulous storybook kingdom where they’ll learn the meaning and history of tales they’ve known all their lives and others that may be new to them.

Seven different fairy tales are presented in a distinct imaginative environment with engaging interactive components:

  • Anansi and the Talking Melon (Ghana)
  • Beauty and the Beast (France)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk (England)
  • Cinderella (France, China)
  • Thumbelina (Denmark)
  • The Shoemaker and the Elves (Germany)
  • Lon Po Po (China)

Member Giveaway!

Stop by the admissions desk in the Welcome Center for crown, fairy tale stamp or finger puppet!

While supplies last. Weekdays only. Limit one item per child ages 12 and under.

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