The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD

Some of the adventures will begin May 17. Check back for information about when the entire exhibit will be available for play!

Join everyone’s favorite, silly character with changeable parts in The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD, our special interactive exhibit that was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with PLAYSKOOL®. The exhibit, which has traveled to children’s museums and science centers around the country as part of a national tour sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, is returning to the Museum.

MR. POTATO HEAD will lead the way on a jungle safari, in outer space, on an archaeological dig, and on an under the sea exploration with amazingly fun ways to help children build fundamental skills, welcome new experiences with confidence, curiosity and humor, and to think about all they can be and do.

While exploring the jungle in Spud Safari, visitors can enjoy a pretend mudslide, venture inside a cave in search of mysterious objects, explore the sounds of the jungle, discover camouflaged and hidden creatures, and see the world through the eyes of different animals.

Children can discover the statue of “King Tato” in Spud Quest, decipher “tatoglyphs” and solve mazes to find the statue’s secret cache. The quest continues, when they explore the treasure chamber, excavate the dig site to uncover fun artifacts, reconstruct the King’s crown, and weigh their discoveries in the research tent, then follow the King’s map to find a hidden surprise!

In Space S.P.U.D. (Space Potatoes United for Discovery), kids can climb aboard the space station and repair the ship’s exterior, inspect the roly-poly rocket thruster and try out the air lock chamber. Then, they can control the journey from the commander’s chair, use the intergalactic translator, conduct an experiment at the isolation station, use a remote-controlled rover, and create a stellar array using a special station star maker.

In Spud Overboard, kids can follow ocean explorer Jacques Coustato, build a fanciful reef, meet a friendly octopus and a wise oyster, and enjoy a simulated snorkeling adventure. They can look for small surprises and a seahorse race in the kelp bed, operate a sub, experiment with sounds from above and below the waves, and generate some underwater sparkle using the sub’s disco-ball antenna.

An awe-inspiring collection of classic MR. POTATO HEAD toy parts – hands, feet, eyes and more – invites kids (and adults!) to let their creativity shine!

National tour sponsored by

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The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with PLAYSKOOL®. MR. POTATO HEAD is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission.
© 2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

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