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.

Yaccarino is known for creations like Nick Junior’s “Backyardigans.”

The new exhibit combines his original artwork with hands-on learning.

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.

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