As a new Tom Hanks movie inspires renewed appreciation of Mr. Rogers, the legacy of the beloved children’s TV personality is being brought to life at Miami Children’s Museum this month.
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, A Grr-iffic Exhibit” is inspired by the popular PBS Kids TV show based largely on Fred Rogers’s teaching. Seeking to foster emotional intelligence and human respect in its preschool-aged fans, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood actually sprouted from the “Neighborhood of Make-Believe.” That was a recurring segment of the classic kids TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which was also the impetus for the current hit film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
On grand opening weekend, Jan. 25-26, the exhibit will feature loads of “Grr-ific” activities from 11am-4pm, including the museum theater troupe’s new production inspired by the social-emotional themes from the TV show. Also, the following day, Jan. 27, the celebration continues as the weekly Mini Monday becomes Mini Tiger Monday. From 10am-6pm, the museum will put a Grr-iffic spin on all the favorite activities, including an encore presentation of the theater production.
Tickets are $22/general admission, $15/Florida residents, and free/children under age 1, members, and military personnel and veterans. The museum is at 980 MacArthur Causeway. For more information, please call 305-373-5437 or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org