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New Exhibits! At a children's museum near you.

By Samantha Brody | null , null

Try exploring these educational and entertaining exhibits with the family!

1. The Body
The Children’s Museum, Seattle (Seattle, WA) Explore the human body with the Sesame Street Muppets.
Open through Jan. 31, 2010.

2. How People Make Things
The Greensboro Children’s Museum (Greensboro, NC) Learn about everyday objects inspired by Mister Rogers’s neighborhood.
Open through Dec. 31, 2009.

3. Forts!
The Chicago Children’s Museum (Chicago, IL) Everyday materials take on entirely new shapes and purposes to become a fort designer's dream.
Open through Jan. 3, 2010.

4. Exploring Trees Inside and Out
The Boston Children’s Museum (Boston, MA) Sit inside a giant “leaf” to experience photosynthesis firsthand.
Open through Jan. 3, 2010.

5. Access/ABILITY
Port Discovery Children’s Museum (Baltimore, MD) See how people with and without disabilites travel, play, and learn.
Open through Jan. 24, 2010.

6. Wizard of Oz
Miami Children’s Museum (Miami, FL) Walk the yellow brick road, speak like a Munchkin, build a scarecrow, and more.
Open through Feb. 14, 2010.

7. Curious George: Let's Get Curious
Imagine it! Children's Museum of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) Learn like George—through direct experience and problem solving!
Open through January 24, 2010.

8. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition
The Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston, TX) See the costumes, props, and sets from the beloved film.
Open through January 18, 2010.

9. SkyWatch
Orlando Science Center (Orlando, FL) The biggest telescope in Florida will expand your horizons to places like Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and beyond.
Open through February, 2010.

10. Tough Art
Children's Museum Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) From tunnels to crawl through to podiums to speak their minds at, four artists have found ways to engage kids in art and learning.
Open through January 10, 2010.

11. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Lied Discovery Children's Museum (Las Vegas, NV) Explore the good, the bad, and the downright ugly about how your body works.
Open through January 3, 2010.

12. Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion
Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids, MI) Play with life-size models of the great artist's machines.
Open through January 3, 2010.

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Samantha Brody is the senior editor of Scholastic Parent & Child.

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