Museums Host New Exhibit Based On Disney Junior’s Hit Series “The Lion Guard”

Museums Host New Exhibit Based on Disney Junior’s Hit Series “The Lion Guard”

The Lion Guard: The Exhibit
Open through September 6, 2020
Springfield Science Museum
Open July 13: Timed tickets required, online ticket purchase recommended
Masks and social distancing required

Springfield Museums will launch the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s hit series, The Lion Guard, which continues the epic storytelling of The Lion King and follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands. The exhibit debuted at Miami Children’s Museum in January 2018 for six months and then travel to other children’s museums across the country through 2022.

Spotlighting important learning areas such as social and self-development, problem solving, creative thinking and arts & culture, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will bring “The Lion Guard” story to life for young children and their families. Through hands-on activities and interactive and imaginative play, guests will be transported to the Pride Lands to discover the unique traits of each member of The Lion Guard team—Kion, the leader of the group and the fiercest in all of the Pride Lands; Bunga, a fearless honey badger and the Pride Lands’ bravest; Fuli, a confident cheetah and the fastest in the Pride Lands; Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo and the strongest in the Pride Lands; and Ono, an intellectual egret who is keenest of sight—that allow them to work together to maintain balance in the Circle of Life.

“We are thrilled to present this exhibit which explores important learning areas such as social and self-development,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums. “It is great to help kids learn to appreciate teamwork and recognize the attributes that contribute to being a strong leader.”

“Giving families a chance to experience our stories beyond the screen is a vital part of what we do and an example of how we can work together in communities to make a lasting impact,” said Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Content and Creative Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide, and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.

Visitors will experience an adventure through the Pride Lands where kids and families will be inspired to protect the Circle of Life. Children will have the opportunity to train in the Lion Guard’s secret lair, explore the power of teamwork by utilizing each of the Lion Guard’s unique traits to go on special missions, and discover and learn about the African savanna and the animals that live there.

The Circle of Life
Learn about the Circle of Life, as Simba explains it to Kion.

Roots
Be greeted by Rafiki as he introduces you to the world of the Lion Guard.

The Lion Guard Lair
Work out with the Lion Guard in their secret lair before heading out on your Lion Guard adventure to protect the Circle of Life! Each member of the Lion Guard has unique strengths that they bring together to accomplish their purpose to defend the Pride Lands.

Bunga’s Adventure: Saving Kalinda’s Egg
Have fun joining Bunga for an adventurous and fun day in the baobab tree. Recover some stolen eggs, search for yummy grubs, and try to reach the baobab fruit hanging high in the tree-top.

Beshte’s Adventure: Too Much Rain
Join Beshte and his friends as they build a bridge across the flooded river and save baby animals from a landslide.

Ono’s Adventure: Looking for Trouble
Join Ono high in the sky to survey the Pride Lands and spot dangers from afar! From his vantage point, he can see all the animals and learn about their lives in the savanna.

Kion’s Adventure: Hevi Kabisa
Follow Kion through the Pride Lands to find the baby zebra and return him to his mother, confront Janja and his hyenas, and roar to send them running back to their habitat.

The Mark of the Guard
Join the Lion Guard for a joint mission, and earn your Mark of the Guard.

Exhibit produced by the Miami Children’s Museum.

Supported in part by Horace A. Moses Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.