PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new exhibit at the Please Touch Museum is bringing characters from popular children’s books to life.
“The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino” is inspired by a famous author and illustrator.READ MORE: Police At New Jersey Capitol Boost COVID-19 Rule Enforcement
Yaccarino is known for creations like Nick Junior’s “Backyardigans.”
The new exhibit combines his original artwork with hands-on learning.READ MORE: Philadelphia Flyers Fire Head Coach Alain Vigneault, Assistant Coach Michel Therrien
Scenes are plucked right from Yaccarino’s books and developed into five interactive areas, including a kid-friendly campfire, light table and kitchen.
“This is a first for us because we’ve actually never really created our own exhibit. So we took the framework of Dan’s wonderful stories and his illustrations and we re-imagined it,” said Patricia Wellenbach, president and CEO of Please Touch Museum.
“The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino” officially opens Saturday and runs through May 14.MORE NEWS: Officials Respond To Carver High School After Instagram User Threatens To 'Shoot Up' North Philadelphia School
Click here to purchase tickets: http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/experience/feature-exhibit/