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929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-390-KIDS (5437)
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Betty Brinn Children's Museum
929 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Stacie Clough
Exhibit Products and Services Coordinator
(414) 390-KIDS (5437), ext. 239

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home

Exhibit Overview

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home, is a green-built, interactive traveling exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in collaboration with the US Forest Service.

The exhibit features two classic American icons that inspire children and families to discover and care for the natural resources that sustain our world - our home sweet home. Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl and their forest friends share important messages as they lead visitors into pretend woodland and urban settings that encourage families to spend time together outdoors and teach young children to be active explorers and stewards of the land.

The exhibit's hands-on activities and related programming underscore the importance of protecting forest ecosystems and highlight ways to reduce, reuse and recycle valuable resources.

Target Audience: Educational activities are designed for children ages 2 – 8

Space Requirements: 2,000 - 2,500 square feet of exhibit space is required

Rental Information

Rental Includes:

  • Comprehensive marketing and publicity materials
  • An Education Guide featuring lesson plans to enhance family and group visits
  • A detailed installation manual
  • Bilingual signage (English/Spanish) that helps adults understand how children learn through play

Rental Fee: $35,000 for a three-month rental, plus in-bound shipping

Traveling Exhibit Schedule

June 20 - October 4, 2009   Discovery Science Center (Santa Ana, CA)
October 17, 2009 - January 31, 2010    Discovery Center at Murfree Spring (Murfreesboro, TN)
February 13 - May 20, 2010 Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (Jackson)
June 12 - September 26, 2010   Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (Glenview, IL)
October 9, 2010 - January 23, 2011 Bay Area Discovery Museum (Sausalito, CA)
February 5 - May 22, 2011 Welcome back, Smokey and Woodsy!
Betty Brinn Children's Museum (Milwaukee, WI)
June 4 - September 25, 2011 Lied Discovery Children's Museum (Las Vegas, NV)
October 8, 2011 - January 22, 2012 Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville (IN)
February 4 - April 29, 2012 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
May 12 - September 16, 2012 High Desert Museum (Bend, OR)
December 1, 2012 – May 26, 2013 The Health Adventure (Asheville, NC)
June 8 – September 22, 2013 Available
October 5, 2013 – January 19, 2014 Cleveland Natural History Museum (Cleveland, OH)
February 1 – May 25, 2014 Available
June 7 –September 21, 2014 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
October 4, 2014 – January 18,2015 Available
January 31 – May 17, 2015 Available
May 30 – September 13, 2015 Available
September 26, 2015 – January 10, 2016 Available

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home video

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