Visiting Exhibit Hall

visiting exhibit hall

The Visiting Exhibit Hall serves as a space to showcase some of the world’s most innovative and engaging traveling exhibits, designed especially for children, ensuring that the Museum is constantly reflecting the world around us.

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current exhibit

Two young girls smiling at an activity on the wall.

may 25 – september 2, 2024

Solve puzzles, decipher codes, and engage in interactive challenges that promote STEAM education for every age!  The answers found in the 11 individual brain teasers and three group activities will lead visitors through each themed room of the mansion. The innovative challenges found in this whimsical exhibit are fun for the whole family and  promote problem solving, critical thinking, and social-emotional skills.

recommended for learners of all ages and their families

Mindbender Mansion was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon 2024.

exhibit experiences

A young boy and a middle-aged woman look down at a blue rectangle with dark squares on it.

Solve individual math-themed brain teasers and gather clues to open the Parlor Vault.

A young girl looks down as she moves yellow triangles on a red table.

Explore color theory and geometric shapes before learning about inventor Marion Donovan in the Library Vault.

A young girl looks in front of her at a large circular table with small balls rolling through a colorful maze.

Gather friends and family together to tilt a table in different directions to guide a ball into six holes as quickly as possible in Amazing Maze.

A toddler dances on a floor covered in red letter tiles.

Engage in full-body movement by hopping on letter squares to correctly spell answers to trivia questions in Spelling Fever.

Work as a team to fill 10 T.V. dinner trays on a moving conveyor belt as fast as you can in Feeding Frenzy.

Where is this exhibit located?

The Visiting Exhibits Hall is located on Floor 1, one level down from the main entrance, next to the Tinkerers Studio.

upcoming exhibits

Little boy in the Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

september 14, 2024 – january 5, 2025

Step into Daniel Tiger’s world and join him and his friends as you explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors will work together to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings, and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies to learn life’s little lessons.

Wide view of Animationland exhibit


spring 2025

Join Tracey the pencil dog and her crew—Rooth, Drop, Inky,Uno, and Kari—on a fantastically immersive journey to createstories using science and imagination. Channel your creativityand develop your own animated masterpiece using animationbasics like storyboarding, sketching, stop-motion moviemaking, and more!

past exhibits

Shaun the Sheep™: Flock This Way!

january 2024 – may 2024

AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain: Celebrating Early Connections

september 2023 – january 2024

Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!

may – september 2023

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

january – may 2023

Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out

september 2022 – january 2023

Design Zone

may – september 2022

Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!

january – may 2022

Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles

september 2021 – january 2022

Dora and Diego: Let’s Explore!

february – september 2020