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Activities & Fun

Enjoy fun family day celebrating PBS Kids.

WGBY is hosting Love for Learning, a PBS Kids Fan Fair, on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.

GET FURRY HUGS

Attending children will enjoy the opportunity to meet (and hug!) some of their favorite characters, including:

  • Curious George
  • Buddy from Dinosaur Train
  • Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat
  • Michelangelo of the The Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles

PLUS! Participate in a Costume Parade by wearing a PBS Kids-inspired costume. Children who come in costume can be entered for a chance to win a PBS Playtime Pad.

MEET AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS

Get to know the people behind some of your favorite children’s books. Plus, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting book sales and signings. Local children’s authors and illustrators in attendance will include:

  • Angela Diterlizzi (Some Pets, Seeking a Bunny, Some Bugs)
  • Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Adventures of Luke Skywalker).
  • Jarret Krosoczka (Jedi Academy: A New Class, Punk Farm, Lunch Lady & The Cyborg)
  • Jeff Mack (Good News, Bad News, Hush Little Polar Bear, Duck in the Fridge)
  • Heidi Stemple (Not All Princesses Dress in Pink, You Nest Here with Me, Pretty Princess Pig)
  • David A. White (LEGO Star Wars: Face Off, Hot Wheels readers)

BE CREATIVE

Activity stations will be set up throughout the venue. Each station will be themed to a PBS Kids show or children’s book author/illustrator. Each station will be hosted by a community or cultural partner.

PBS Kids shows being represented include:

Additional stations (and cultural/community partners) include:

SEE LIVE ANIMALS

Meet some of the most adoptable furry pets in the region with Dakin Human Society and see which critters The Zoo at Forest Park and Education Center will bring

WATCH A SHOW

Take a rest and enjoy screenings of PBS Kids shows Dinosaur Train and Splace & Bubbles.

HAVE A SNACK

Gluten-free eats will be on hand from Bakery on Main.

GET DISCOUNTED HALL OF FAME TICKETS

Love for Learning attendees will also receive discounted admission to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for optional museum exploration.