(Columbus) – Get ready to explore with Dora and Diego at COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in the new exhibit Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! The exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for your preschooler to explore as they learn and play along.
This new, interactive traveling exhibit, created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Nickelodeon, and presented by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, will open from September 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012. The exhibit is presented locally by Giant Eagle with support from Frisch’s Restaurants and Columbus Academy.
Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! is based on the animated children’s series, Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! Dora the Explorer follows the adventures of the 7-year-old Latina heroine Dora and her friends in an imaginative, tropical world. Go, Diego, Go! stars Dora’s 8-year-old cousin Diego, a bilingual animal rescuer who protects animals and their environment. The exhibit gives children and their families the opportunity to go into the worlds of Dora and Diego to engage in problem-solving and active play. Young children play along as they join an adventure and learn how to solve problems, be a good friend, and care for animals and the environment. Spanish vocabulary is incorporated throughout the exhibit to introduce Spanish-speaking skills to preschool children.
Dora the Explorer is a ground-breaking children’s series that draws kids into an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques in every episode. Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! carries the play-along theme throughout the exhibit as children are encouraged to actively play while they solve problems, share and learn about the natural world.
The exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation’s support of Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! provides underwriting for preschool field trips to the museum for youth populations identified as most at risk for childhood obesity. Information about healthy, active lifestyles is available to parents via the exhibit’s Family Guide and website, and free school curriculum is available to teachers as well.
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