Pittsburgh, June 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out, the first interactive exhibition based on Disney’s and Pixar’s successful animated film Inside Out, will celebrate its world premiere on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Children’s Museum Pittsburgh.
Developed by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, the exhibition is packed with interactive experiences that help visitors understand the important role emotions, memory and imagination play in our daily lives. Practical and digital experiences focus on the five emotions of the award-winning film: joy, sadness, anger, disgust and fear. Children and families learn to recognize emotions and explore how we express and manage our emotions.
In this exhibition, visitors can:
- Enter the headquarters to explore the range and intensity of emotions on the control panel
- Discover some of the ways we show in the Emotions Mirrors how we feel with our faces and bodies
- Think of an important memory and how it felt when you made it – or show how it feels right now by creating a glowing reminder ball
- Use your imagination to create a story and perform it on Dream Productions
- Work on keeping the train on track – how do you feel when you control and balance the train of thought?
- Discover how emotions work together as they stack and balance the blocks of emotions
“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,” said Jane Werner, executive director of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. “This is such an important part of children’s development and is particularly relevant as we welcome children and families back to the museum after such a challenging year.”
Emotions at Play with Pixars Inside Out will be open to play at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh through January 9, 2022, and begin its tour of museums and libraries across the country in late January 2022. The exhibition is supported on site by the main sponsor PPG and presents sponsor hunt.
“It was a great pleasure to work with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on this exhibition. Seeing elements of our film reinterpreted into interactive experiences brings me, as a filmmaker, incredible joy (sorry sadness!). And knowing how informative and The exhibition will be fun for children and their parents, and we are all incredibly proud at Pixar, ”said Jonas Rivera, Producer of Inside Out.
The exhibition’s premiere date, June 12, also marks the grand reopening of the Children’s Museum after it was closed due to the COVID pandemic. The museum is initially open four days a week from Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is to be expanded gradually.
During its closure, the museum has redesigned its exhibits, programs, systems, and procedures to make it easier to reopen with updates that will make a visit as exciting, fun, safe, and comfortable as possible.
In addition to the world premiere of Emotions at Play, the museum will also feature the Kindness Gallery, where visitors can express themselves through communication-based activities inspired by the work of Fred Rogers and lessons from the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood series.
Multi-year museum exhibitions such as MAKESHOP® and Waterplay have been refreshed, while the garage offers two new activities: an interactive projection onto the domed dome of the former Bühl planetarium and a new climbing net by the artist Manca Ahlin. The studio shows Puppets: A Beautiful Fantasy, based on the museum’s Margo Lovelace Collection. The nursery and limb benders are currently closed.
One of the main innovations for the reopening is the switch to an online ticketing system for the museum, which allows visitors to reserve admission for the day and time of their choice. Walk-up tickets may be available but are not guaranteed.
In addition to timed ticket sales, the museum has implemented the following health and safety protocols as part of its reopening:
- All staff and visitors are required to wear face masks in the museum, with the exception of children under two years of age.
- The temperature of all employees and visitors is measured before they enter the building.
- The total number of visitors admitted to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab together are capped daily to ensure social distancing in a safe and strategic manner.
- The number of families in each exhibition is monitored and the signage helps groups keep a distance of two meters from other groups.
- The museum’s entry process and bathrooms have been equipped with non-contact technology to allow less contact with common surfaces.
- Additional hand sanitizing stations have been added across the museum’s campus.
- The museum undergoes a deep cleaning every night and the exhibition areas are cleaned at intervals during the day on open days.
The museum café will not provide food service when the museum reopens. Visitors are welcome to bring lunch or a snack and drink to enjoy in the cafe during their visit. Water fountains in the Children’s Museum and MuseumLab are not operated.
The newest addition to the Children’s Museum, the MuseumLab next door, is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the MuseumLab is included with your visit to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
Find out more about the reopening of the Children’s Museum and reserve your season tickets at www.pittsburghkids.org.
If you have any questions about your visit please call us at 412.322.5058, x240 or email email@example.com.
The museum is located on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.pittsburghkids.org.
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Via the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that will delight and inspire children, where every day they can venture out on fantastic fantasy flights and return to earth to splash around in a river, hammer a nail, and dye a screen print. With an area of 80,000 square meters, the museum welcomes more than 307,000 visitors annually and offers lots of fun and lots of “real things” to play and learn. The museum was voted one of the ten best museums for families in the United States in the United States’ Reader’s Choice Contest in 2017 and was voted one of the fifteen best children’s museums in the country by Parents Magazine in 2015. In April 2019, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Museum opened the MuseumLab ™, a new museum for older children, in the former Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny next door. This project transformed a historic landmark on the North Side of Pittsburgh and completed what is now the largest cultural campus for children in the country.
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, is an Oscar®-winning film studio with globally recognized technical, creative, and production skills in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and popular animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL • E, Up, “Toy Story 3”, “Brave”, “Inside Out” and “Coco”. Its films and technology have won 40 Academy Awards® and the films have grossed more than $ 14 billion at box offices around the world. Pixar’s 23rd feature film, Soul, is currently streamed on Disney +. Pixar’s upcoming feature film “Luca” will be released on June 18, 2021.
About Inside Out
Pixar’s hit animated film Inside Out is the story of 11-year-old Riley, who, like all of us, is guided by her emotions – joy, fear, anger, disgust and sadness. The emotions live in the headquarters, the control center in Riley’s head, where they advise you through everyday life. Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, while Joy, Riley’s main and foremost emotion, tries to keep things positive. Inside Out was released in 2015.