The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will launch the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-Winning series for kids 2-7, “Doc McStuffins.” The series depicts a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and runs a clinic for stuffed animals and toys in her backyard playhouse.
The exhibit will debut at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (the world’s largest children’s museum) in August 2016 and then travel to other venues across the country through 2019.
Spotlighting Doc’s role as the health and wellness ambassador for young children, the experience will bring the magical storytelling of “Doc McStuffins” to life through hands-on activities for young children and their families that impart life-lessons about health and wellness. Through imaginative play and intergenerational learning, visitors will be transported to a world inspired by Doc’s backyard playhouse clinic; There, they will share the joy of bringing their favorite toys to life as they learn more about staying healthy, caring for others, while problem solving.
“Disney is a world-leader in family entertainment and it is our honor and privilege to work with them to create an extraordinary new exhibit that will encourage families to discuss the importance of health and wellness,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, President and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “Our team of exhibit designers, developers, and interpreters are ecstatic about the opportunity to create fun and imaginative hands-on activities and experiences for families to share surrounding this important topic.”
“Our ‘Doc McStuffins’ stories and characters continue to resonate strongly with young viewers and their parents, providing girls and boys around the world a role model for compassion and good health. We are delighted to be working with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, one of the premier children’s museums in the world, to create a one-of-a-kind museum experience for kids and families and to help extend the themes of the animated series,” said Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest in the world in terms of size at just under 500,000 square feet (472,900), number of artifacts (120,000), and attendance with more than 1.2 million visitors each year. The museum is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. In 2014, it received The Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) National Award from Michele Obama at the White House, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a museum. USAToday/10 Best voted it the best family attraction in the nation and Family Fun ranked it in the top three science museums in the country in 2015. For more information about The Children’s Museum, visit http://www.childrensmuseum.org, follow the museum on Twitter @TCMIndy, Facebook.com/childrensmuseum and YouTube.