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Dorothy: Jan. 28 - Feb. 19
Tin Man: Feb. 20 - Mar. 12
Scarecrow: Mar. 13 - Apr. 9
Cowardly Lion: Apr. 10 - May 7
Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex presents The Wizard of Oz™ Children’s Educational Exhibition on display January 28 through May 7, 2017.
The interactive Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit invites guests of all ages to embark on a multi-sensory, cross-disciplinary exploration of the Land of Oz.
Visitors will engage in a journey of discovering personal strengths and gifts using: literacy, visual, musical and performing arts, reflection on movie characters, values and strengths, investigating light and science, overcoming physical challenges and personal reflection and decision-making.
Admission to The Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit is included with admission to the Mayborn Museum.
The Gale Farm provides a glimpse into life on a farm that most children never see. Exhibits include Professor Marvel’s wagon, the Gale farmyard, and Dorothy’s bedroom. As in the movie, the Gale Farm and Professor Marvel’s wagon are portrayed in sepia-tone in contrast to the bright colors that will be revealed in MunchkinLand. This exhibit provides an opportunity for children to learn about illusions, tornadoes, farm activities, farm animals, where food comes from, and harvesting crops. Background music: “Over the Rainbow.”
Leaving Dorothy’s bedroom, Dorothy and her guests find themselves in Munchkinland. This iconic setting has a whimsical feel that mirrors the movie’s art direction and style, letting guests know that they are “not in Kansas anymore.” The Yellow Brick Road is lined by rainbow-colored Munchkin houses nestled among colorful flowers. Each circular house hosts a different activity in this colorful and imaginative space. Background music: “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
Following the Yellow Brick Road out of MunchkinLand, guests meet Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. The Crossroads area gives guests the opportunity to creatively explore and be introduced to new areas of intelligence, personal strength and courage… through brain game, a mechanical heart and the courage craw.
As guests leave the Crossroads area, the Wicked Witch’s crystal ball alerts them to the fact that they are entering the Witch’s territory. Light streams through trees, illuminating the castle, while images of a witch on a broomstick and Flying Monkeys confirm that this is the castle of the Wicked Witch. Her castle stands behind a moat, and in the center turret is the Witch’s broomstick, just waiting to be captured by brave adventurers. Background music: Winkie’s theme song.
Armed with the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy and her friends arrive in Emerald City. They discover a shining world of marvels and wonders, and a very human man who, while not a wizard, has wisdom to share with them. Exhibit guests will have the opportunity to explore Emerald City, and the science and marvels it contains. From the Wizard of Oz’s console and the Horse of a Different Color, to exploring the properties of light, this is a wonderful and fitting climax to Dorothy’s adventure. Background music: “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”