HOUSTON (Oct. 6, 2014) – Join Cindy-Lou Who, the lovable dog Max and the “Mean One” himself, The Grinch, at The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop, a new interactive experience opening at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan with the permission of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop opens Nov. 22, 2014 and runs through Jan. 4, 2015.
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a beloved holiday classic children and their families enjoy together year after year,” said Tammie Kahn, the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Executive Director. “The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop will bring that story and characters of Who-ville to life.”
To step into The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop is to walk into the pages of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale. Gallery walls, wrapped in scenes from Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! pop with Who-holiday spirit. See Cindy-Lou Who at the Who-ville holiday feast, where the transformed Grinch carves the “roast beast.” At the center of it all is old “Grinch Claus” and his oversized, interactive sleigh tethered to his unwitting “Rein-Dog,” Max. Hop in and steer Max all the way to Who-ville! Activity areas buzz with laughter and creative energy as you take part in Grinch-related holiday programming.
The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop will host daily and weekly programming. Look for clues in The Workshop to answer scavenger hunt questions; dive into fun, two-sided Grinch masks; get the Grinch stuck down a chimney with the “Grinch in a Pinch” tree ornaments; create your own Who-ville character to add to a community mural and invite everyone out for a Who-Ville feast; create Grinch finger puppets to convey this holiday classic in a puppet theatre; and gather around for storytelling with the Children’s Museum of Houston staff and special guests who will read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special appearances will be made by the Grinch himself. Bring your camera!
““We’d like to invite Houston families to celebrate the holidays among the most cherished children’s author of all time,” said Kahn. “Celebrate creativity, spark a lifelong love of reading and have yourself a merry, little Grinchmas!”
***Activities, events and times subject to change.
ABOUT DR. SEUSS
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit www.Seussville.com
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ABOUT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
“America’s No. 1 Children’s Museum” by Parents Magazine, listed among Forbes’ and USA Today’s “Best Children’s Museums in the U.S.,” winner of Houston A-List “Best Museum 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2014” and Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks “Best Museum in Houston 2009 & 2010,” the Children’s Museum of Houstonis a Citysearch.com’s nationwide 5-star children’s museum. It is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning with a vision to spark a passion for lifelong learning in all children. Founded in 1980 and housed in a whimsical building designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Venturi, the Children’s Museum of Houston offers a multitude of innovative exhibits and bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years. The Museum serves more than 1,100,000 people annually and operates as a 501(c)(3) under the direction of a Board of Directors. It is located at 1500 Binz in Houston’s Museum District. Admission is $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65 years and older and for members of the military. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission. For more information, please visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138. The Children’s Museum of Houston is A Playground for Your Mind™ Can your mind come out to play?