The National Museum of Play's newest exhibit brings Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer and her friends to Rochester to interact with visitors in a number of ways. By venturing through the Pirate Ship, the Rainforest Maze, the Animal Rescue Center, Tico's Tree, and other parts of the exhibit, children and families can integrate themselves into Dora's world more completely than they could while watching her on television from the couch. Plus, kids can play with Dora, Diego, and friends while expanding their Spanish vocabulary.
The exhibit runs Saturday, September 22, through Sunday, January 6. On opening weekend, visitors have the opportunity to meet Dora Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. The museum can be found downtown at 1 Manhattan Square. Admission costs $11-$13, free for those younger than 2. For more information, call 263-2700, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit museumofplay.org. —BY LILLIAN DICKERSON