From May 23, 2011 to September 10, 2011, the Boston Children’s Museum will be hosting an officially licensed Wizard of Oz exhibit, sponsored by the MEFA U.Fund College Investing Plan and Fidelity Investments.
From the press release:“Guests travel from the Gale Farm to the colorful Land of Oz, where they explore Munchkinland, The Crossroads, The Witch’s Castle and The Emerald City before heading back over the rainbow to Boston, because, of course, “There’s no place like home.” This interactive fantasy-adventure takes children and families over the rainbow to continue the celebration of the film’s 70th anniversary milestone.
Along the way, everyone will experience the adventures of Dorothy and her friends as they find their way back to true happiness. Elements of the movie available only in this licensed exhibition include Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, the characters everyone knows and loves from the film, and classic movie moments. Visit Professor Marvel’s Wagon and create your own tornado in Dorothy’s bedroom. Explore Munchkin houses and meet Dorothy’s friends the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man. Enter The Emerald City and create a “Horse of a Different Color,” play at the kaleidoscope and prism stations, but “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” Next, climb the mountain to the Wicked Witch’s Castle to capture the Wicked Witch’s broom from Winged Monkeys. Finally, click your heels three times while reciting “There’s no place like home,” as guests depart the Land of Oz.”