General Information

Interested in renting an exhibit for your Museum or other institution?
(Most CMC rental exhibits require 1,500 to 2,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Fees range from $18,000 to $21,000 for a three-month period.)

1. Young Architects: Designing the Future

In this exhibit which highlights famous architects as inspiration and various block building media for a hands-on interactive learning experience, children will become young architects as they design for the future. A building’s design can often give us a clue about how it will be used. People live, work and play in buildings. Create your own masterpiece using pictures of architects and their iconic structures as an inspiration. Click here to view a printable rental brochure for Young Architects (.pdf)

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland presents Young Architects: Designing the Future. In this exhibit which highlights famous architects as inspiration and various block building media for a hands-on interactive learning experience; children will become young architects as they design for the future.  A building’s design can often give us a clue about how it will be used.  People live, work and play in buildings.  Create your own masterpiece using pictures of architects and their iconic structures as an inspiration.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Educational activities are designed for children ages 2 to 8 years.

RENTAL DETAILS: A minimum of 1500 square feet of exhibit space is required; the exhibit can be installed in expanded configurations for larger galleries. Rental fees are $18,000 for three months; in-bound shipping additional.

RENTAL INCLUDES: Educational program plans and marketing guide. Detailed installation and packing instructions, with installation support from experienced CMC exhibits staff.

2. Abracadabra: Everyday Magic

During their “magical” experience children of all ages will gain an understanding of the many things in our daily lives which appear to be mystical and magical but can often be explained through principles of math and science. Whether you are pulling a rabbit out of a hat, creating a chemical reaction using only your body heat, or decoding secret messages, you’ll want to visit before it all disappears! Click here to view a printable rental brochure for Abracadabra: Everyday Magic (.pdf)

Calling all magicians!
During their “magical” experience children of all ages will gain an understanding of the many things in our daily lives which appear to be mystical and magical but can often be explained through principles of math and science. Whether you are pulling a rabbit out of a hat, creating a chemical reaction using only your body heat, or decoding secret messages, you’ll want to visit before it all disappears!

3. Centuries of Childhood: An American Story

In Centuries of Childhood: An American Story, children will experience a personal connection to the stories of American history by learning about the lives of five historical children and their families. Each historical character will have its own distinct environment, complete with replicas of artifacts, home settings and traditional dress, making entire families feel like they are stepping back into another time and place. Click here to view a printable rental brochure for Centuries of Childhood: An American Story (.pdf)

In Centuries of Childhood: An American Story, children will connect the stories of American history to their own experiences by learning about the lives of five historical children and their families.

Onatah, a 7 year old Iroquois girl, recounts life in the Great Lakes Region in the 1700’s. Explore the long house and paddle the canoe.

Gregory, at 10, is a Colonial apprentice. He shares his story of working and living away from home. Visit the trade shops. Ride his horse.

Clara, a pioneer girl, heads west with her family in 1840. Pack the covered wagon. Explore her campsite. Jacob is a Jewish immigrant boy living in Cleveland in the late 1800’s. Discover the ship that brought him and the Statue of Liberty that welcomed him.

Michael is a mid-20th century African American child moving from the Deep South to Chicago. Ride the train that carried him north. Visit his first classroom.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Educational activities are designed for children ages 2 to 8 years.

RENTAL DETAILS: A minimum of 2000 square feet of exhibit space is required; the exhibit can be installed in expanded configurations for larger galleries. Rental fees are $21,000 for three months; in-bound shipping additional.

RENTAL INCLUDES: Educational program plans and marketing guide. Detailed installation and packing instructions, with installation support from experienced CMC exhibits staff.

4. I Feel: Understanding Emotions Together

Based on The Way I Feel Book Series written by Cornelia Maude Spelman, this exhibit fulfills an important need in the community by helping young children recognize and cope with their feelings, and by helping parents and caregivers better understand the inner emotional life of children. By initiating parent-child dialogue about feelings, this exhibit helps parents and children develop a vocabulary to identify, describe, understand and manage their emotions. Professional educators can use this exhibit to generate discussion to facilitate this learning process.

I Feel: Understanding Emotions Together is based on The Way I Feel Book Series written by Cornelia Maude Spelman.  The exhibit fulfills an important need in the community by helping young children recognize and cope with their feelings, and by helping parents and caregivers better understand the inner emotional life of children. By initiating parent-child dialogue about feelings, this exhibit helps parents and children develop a vocabulary to identify, describe, understand and manage their emotions. Professional educators can use this exhibit to generate discussion to facilitate this learning process.

Illustrations from the books, including: When I Feel Angry, When I Feel Sad, When I Feel Good About Myself, When I Care About Others, When I Miss You, When I Feel Jealous, When I Feel Scared, and When I Am Worried are enlarged into visually stunning and informative, resource-filled panels. Corresponding real life play environments, complete with imaginative props, will promote costume, physical and object play, all encouraging the caregiver and child to act out their version of the particular scenario.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Educational activities are designed for children ages 2 to 8 years.

RENTAL DETAILS: A minimum of 2,000 square feet of exhibit space is required; the exhibit can be installed in expanded configurations for larger galleries. Rental fees are $18,000 for three months; in-bound shipping additional.

RENTAL INCLUDES: Educational program plans and marketing guide. Detailed installation and packing instructions, with installation support from experienced CMC exhibits staff.

About The Way I Feel Book Series:
Artwork and text from The Way I Feel Book Series, written by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illustrated by Kathy Parkinson and Nancy Cote. Published by Albert Whitman & Company. www.albertwhitman.com. Cornelia Maude Spelman worked as a therapist with children and families before turning full-time to writing. She is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Your Body Belongs to You and The Way I Feel Series. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
 
Kathy Parkinson is the illustrator of numerous books for children including The Way I Feel Series and Sweet Dreams, Little Bunny! She lives in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts. Nancy Cote is the illustrator of more than two dozen books for children including When I Feel Angry. She lives in Somerset, Massachusetts.
 
Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to children and teens of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest titles address subjects such as disease, bullying, and disabilities. All Albert Whitman books treat their readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.
 

For more information, or to schedule a rental of these traveling exhibits, please email Karen Katz.