The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh officially welcomed guests back through their doors this month after a long closure due to the pandemic. Awaiting guests inside was the world premiere of the interactive exhibit, Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out. The exhibit was developed by the Children’s Museum in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. It will be on view at the museum until January 9, 2022, after which it will go on tour to museums and libraries across the country.
“Our partnership with Pixar and its animated film Inside Out helps the Children’s Museum expand its innovative museum experiences that focus on social and emotional learning,” says Jane Werner, executive director at the Children’s Museum. “This is such an important part of children’s development and especially timely as we welcome back children and families to the Museum after such a challenging year.”
Many of the interactive experiences within the exhibit are directly inspired from the film, including stepping into ‘Headquarters’ to explore the range and intensity of emotions at the Control Panel. Guests will also have the opportunity to think about an important memory and how it made them feel by creating a glowing Memory Sphere.
One of the best experiences within the exhibit has to be using your imagination to create your own story and perform it at Dream Productions. These are just a few highlights of the fun interactions you can expect from the Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out exhibit.
“It was such a pleasure collaborating with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on this exhibit. To see elements of our film re-imagined into interactive experiences is something that, as a filmmaker, brings me incredible Joy (sorry Sadness!). And knowing how informative and fun the exhibit will be for kids and their parents makes all of us at Pixar feel immensely proud,” says Inside Out producer Jonas Rivera in a press release.
The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is still implementing COVID-19 safety measures with limited capacity, timed ticket entry, and requiring all staff and visitors to wear masks. In addition, the Museum has also installed touchless technology throughout the lobby and bathrooms, placing hand sanitizing stations around the campus and ensuring that exhibit areas are cleaned at intervals throughout the days and nightly.
For additional details and to purchase your tickets, visit the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum website.