Follow the Yellow Brick Road to an award-winning interactive experience! Step into the pages of the literary classic written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. Designed to engage and challenge guests to step into reading, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz invites visitors into large pop-up book pages that frame each section of this exhibit. Visitors learn through play with brain teaser games, role playing, dress-up, and other educational activities incorporated throughout. This exhibit involves 11 sections, or “chapters,” each addressing a different element of the story, such as Dorothy’s House, Tornado, Emerald City, and Glinda’s Castle.
It all started with a book. In 1900, the publication of L. Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” caused a national sensation that lead to 13 sequels over the next 20 years. This timeless tale has been brought to life in many forms and now as a new colorful traveling exhibition from the Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Customs House Museum is the only museum in Tennessee and the immediate region to present this experience to its 35,000 annual visitors.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is produced and toured by Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida © 2010. This project was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.