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Sep
24
Mon
Grand Opening of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grand Opening of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit opens Monday, September 24 at 10 am at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka, Kansas. Meet Elephant and Piggie at 10, 1:30 and 3:30 courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, with a special storytime from WIBW’s Danielle Norwood at 3:30!

Visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Here, simple stories inspire hours of play and reveal the rich emotional lives of Mo’s characters. The challenges of growing up, like learning to make yourself understood or figuring out what it means to be a good friend, are gentle themes throughout. Along the way, children get to make their own art, surprises abound, and every exploration ends in a fit of laughter.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, which is $7.75 for kids and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is locally sponsored by the Redbud Foundation.

Special thanks to Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Danielle Norwood and Visit Topeka for their support of this event.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Sep
25
Tue
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: Lawrence!
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: Lawrence! @ Lawrence Public Library | Lawrence | Kansas | United States

Meet best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, the beloved Mo Willems characters, on Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 AM, with a special storytime at the Lawrence Public Library!

Elephant and Piggie are coming to Lawrence from Kansas Children’s Discovery Center as a part of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Sep
26
Wed
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: Salina!
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: Salina! @ Salina Public Library | Salina | Kansas | United States

Meet best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, the beloved Mo Willems characters with a special storytime at the Salina Public Library in the Prescott Room. Perfect for ages 5-8. No registration required.

Elephant and Piggie are coming to Salina from Kansas Children’s Discovery Center as a part of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Sep
27
Thu
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: Emporia!
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: Emporia! @ Emporia Public Library | Emporia | Kansas | United States

Meet best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, the beloved Mo Willems characters, on Thursday, September 27 at 10:30 AM, with a special storytime at the Emporia Public Library!

Elephant and Piggie are coming to Emporia from Kansas Children’s Discovery Center as a part of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Sep
28
Fri
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: St. Joseph!
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am
Elephant and Piggie Storytime Meet and Greet: St. Joseph! @ St. Joseph Public Downtown Library | Saint Joseph | Missouri | United States

Meet best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, the beloved Mo Willems characters, on Friday, September 28 at 10 AM, with a special storytime at the St. Joseph Public Downtown Library!

Elephant and Piggie are coming to St. Joseph from Kansas Children’s Discovery Center as a part of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Sep
29
Sat
Puzzle Pieces Piggie and Elephant Meet and Greet
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Puzzle Pieces Piggie and Elephant Meet and Greet @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Join us for a special Elephant and Piggie Puzzle Pieces event on Saturday, September 29 from 9 to 10. The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will offer free admission to families with children who have autism spectrum disorders to explore The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit and meet best friend duo Elephant and Piggie. This event is in addition to our regular Puzzle Pieces event on September 9 from 11 to 1.

The Puzzle Pieces program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in a safe, understanding environment, allows parents to network with one another, and helps families discover new resources available to them. For more information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/puzzle-pieces/

Piggie and Elephant Storytime and Meet and Greet
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am
Piggie and Elephant Storytime and Meet and Greet @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Meet best friend duo Elephant and Piggie on Saturday, September 29 at 11:30 and 2, with a special storytime at 11. Elephant and Piggie brought to you by our friends at Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Also visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems at The Pigeon Comes to Topeka: A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, which is $7.75 for kids and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Piggie and Elephant Storytime and Meet and Greet
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm
Piggie and Elephant Storytime and Meet and Greet @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Meet best friend duo Elephant and Piggie on Saturday, September 29 at 11:30 and 2, with a special storytime at 11. Elephant and Piggie brought to you by our friends at Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Also visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems at The Pigeon Comes to Topeka: A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, which is $7.75 for kids and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/