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Dora and Diego share adventure at the Bettendorf Family Museum

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:15 a.m. CDT
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Children play in Isa’s Flowery Garden, a part of the Dora and Diego Let’s Explore! The Bettendorf Family Museum will host the exhibit from May 24 to Sept. 14.
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A child pretends to sail the seven seas on the Pirate Ship. The ship is part of the Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore exhibit. Other items incorporated into the exhibit are the Purple Planet, Rocket Ship, Constellations, Isa’s Flowery Garden, Tico’s Tree and Car, Animal Rescue Center and Rainforest Maze.

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The Family Museum will host its new children’s exhibit, Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore!, from May 24 to Sept. 14.

The exhibit features Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s preschool series “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!” Also included in the exhibit are Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico and Swiper.

“Dora the Explorer” follows the adventures of the 7-year-old Latina heroine Dora and her friends in an imaginative, tropical world. “Go, Diego, Go!” stars Dora’s 8-year-old cousin Diego, a bilingual animal rescuer who protects animals and their environment. The exhibit gives children and their families the opportunity to go into the worlds of Dora and Diego to engage in problem-solving and active play. Young children play along as they join an adventure and learn how to solve problems, be a good friend and care for animals and the environment. Spanish vocabulary is incorporated throughout the exhibit to introduce Spanish-speaking skills to preschool children.

The exhibit carries the play-along theme of the shows throughout the exhibit as children are encouraged to actively play while they solve problems, share and learn about the natural world.

Favorite friends and places from episodes of Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Do! are incorporated in the exhibit including: the Purple Planet, Rocket Ship, Constellations, Isa’s Flowery Garden, Tico’s Tree and Car, Pirate Ship, Animal Rescue Center and Rainforest Maze.

The Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, Iowa, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum if closed for major holidays. Admission is $7 for every age 2-59, $4 for adults older than 60 years old, 1-year-old children and active military personnel and their family and free for visitors under 1 year old and all Family Museum members.

This interactive traveling exhibition was created by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Nickelodeon, present by the WellPoint Foundation and made possible locally by DHCU Credit Union, Scott County Regional Authority, The Family Museum and Ann E. Whitman.

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