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Creative Discovery Museum Opens Summer Exhibit, Wallace & Gromit: Get Cracking!

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wallace & Gromit: Get Cracking!, an interactive exhibit based on the popular film and television characters, will open at Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday. This brand-new exhibit, created by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Aardman, runs through Sept. 8.

In this hands-on exhibit, visitors step into the north England home of cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his loyal and intelligent dog, Gromit. Designed for children ages 3 through 9, Wallace & Gromit: Get Cracking! builds on problem-solving themes found throughout the films in fun, engaging ways.

In Wallace’s world, inventions and contraptions often go terribly – but hilariously! – wrong, providing a natural opportunity to explore themes around problem-solving and resilience in a safe and lighthearted manner. Through a mix of unique and meaningful experiences, the exhibit focuses on STEM-based problem-solving, with the aim of making the problem-solving process explicit.

Exhibit Highlights

• Set the dining room for tea and launch porridge from a cannon

• Fix the broken Autochef

• Activate the Get-U-Up device

• Design your own cracking contraption

• Blast off in a rocket to the moon

• Hop into Preston’s truck to travel to the village

• Grab a seat and cozy up to read a book

Opening Schedule

CDM members receive exclusive access to the opening of this exhibit with a Member Breakfast event on Saturday, May 25, from 7-10 a.m. This event will include a catered breakfast from Ruby Sunshine and a variety of activities that complement the problem-solving themes of this interactive exhibit. Not a member but interested in attending this event? Visit cdmfun.org/join to become a member today and gain access to members-only events like this. The exhibit will open for general admission guests when the Museum opens at 10 a.m. Additional events based on the themes of this exhibit will happen throughout the summer – visit cdmfun.org/events to learn more.

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