Bob the Builder Comes to Life!

bob the builder

Can We Build It?â„¢   Yes We Can!

It's the catchphrase known to millions of adoring children who watch the wildly popular television show Bob the Builderâ„¢.   This fall, much to the pleasure of children all over Dallas, Bob the Builder comes to life in the form of a colorful, engaging, highly interactive exhibit Bob the Builderâ„¢- Project: Build It! that opens Sept. 24 at the Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park.

She Is Dallas Info: Bob the Builder   – Project: Build It! is a traveling exhibit that will be on display in the Museum of Nature & Science's Nature Building at 3535 Grand Ave. in Fair Park through Jan. 8, 2012.  Admission to Bob the Builder – Project: Build It! is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket to the Museum of Nature & Science.   Regular general exhibit admission is $10 for adults 18-61; $9 for seniors 62+ and students 12-17; $7 for children 2-11; children under 2 are free; MNS members of all ages are admitted for free.   Tickets can be purchased online or at any MNS box office during regular Museum hours (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. “ 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.).   Further information is available by calling 214-428-5555 or visiting the Museum of Nature and Science webpage.

Bob, an upbeat cartoon handyman, and his Can-Do Crew  of friends and machines appear in kid-sized, three-dimensional figures that will lead children through various tasks, projects and missions.   Bob the Builder   “ Project: Build It! fosters creativity and coordination through open-ended, discovery-based activities.   Visitors will manipulate tools, build, explore and role-play “ all while learning about teamwork, construction and conservation.

boy with toy saw

Bob the Builder “ Project: Build It! is a wonderful exhibit for families with young children,  says Steve Hinkley, director of education for the Museum of Nature & Science.   The exhibit provides a great contextual experience for learning about what builders do, and allows children to become builders themselves.  Parents will enjoy watching their children work on plumbing fixtures, explore the world of plumbing and tools, and construct their own creations out of LEGO ®s. 

dad and son plumbing

Visitors to the exhibit will engage with recreations of Bob and his Can-Do Crew, including such popular characters as Wendy, Scoop, Muck and Scrambler – all of which provide wonderful photo opportunities.   Bob's Mobile Home is also a focal point.   Children can help fix the drip coming from the sink while exploring their favorite builder's real life  home and watch video clips from the show.

Other activities in Bob the Builder   “ Project: Build It! include building sleep stalls for Bob's machine friends, climbing aboard kid-sized equipment, communicating with their favorite characters through Talkie-Talkie and decorating Wendy's caravan.   Conservation is also a key theme of the experience, and children will explore an interactive water pump station and help Farmer Pickles bring water to Sunflower Valley.


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  1. This is great! I would love to take Reed! We should do a field trip!!!!

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