A Sesame Street Experience Your Kids Will Never Forget, Now At The Ontario Science Centre
It’s the closest your kids will get to visiting Sesame Street in-person. The iconic streetlamp, the apartment building stoop, even Oscar the Grouch’s garbage can are all part of a new hands-on experience at the Ontario Science Centre built by the famed Sesame Workshop.
Free with general admission, Sesame Street Presents: The Body is a wild, run-free experience where you can kick balls, pedal machines, and stomp on interactive floors. There are mysterious boxes to stick your hands into, objects that feel hot or cold to the touch, and even a giant nose that will sneeze all over you.
“Children need to learn about their bodies just as much as they need to learn about their ABCs and 123s” says Ontario Science Centre CEO Lesley Lewis, who sees the exhibit as the kid-friendly complement to The Human Edge exhibit they launched this past December.
The many stations are filled with touch screens, the voices of favourites characters, and lots of humourous, muppet playfulness. There’s interactive sinks in Bert and Ernie’s bathroom, a musical organ where The Count counts your organs, and a digestive machine where kids can watch poop and other body substances pass through little port holes.
The food market will make your head spin. Kids can put on aprons and get behind the counter of an old-fashioned diner. As their parents can sit on stools and place orders, the kids can prepare sandwiches and burgers out of puzzle pieces. There’s a wonderful market with bins filled with beanbag fruits that kids can collect into baskets and weigh using scales by the register and a supermarket aisle with barcode scanners that sells boxes of “Scoopy Kitty Litter” and “Almost Famous Coookies”.
This is exactly the kind of outing families are always searching for. It’s fun, physical, educational, but because it has the iconic feel of a world we’ve all grown up with, it’s memorable too.
Sesame Street Presents: The Body is on now and runs until May 5th. It’s free with general admission, so don’t miss it.