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Exhibit logo for "The Pigeon Comes to Burlington! A Mo Willems Exhibit." Text below reads May 25, 2024 thru January 5, 2025. Sponsor logos and credit line in fine text at bottom.

The Pigeon Comes to Burlington! A Mo Willems Exhibit

May 25, 2024 – January 5, 2025
Free with Admission or ECHO Membership

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. 

In this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors can:

  • Have a hilarious conversation in the voices of Elephant Gerald and Piggie at a double-sided phone booth.
  • Make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation.
  • Put on a wearable bus and take a drive around the exhibit. 
  • Spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises! 
  • Dress up Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show. 
  • Stack lightweight blocks to create their own terrible monster or funny friend. 
  • Launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and play the plinko game to give the Duckling a cookie. 
  • Try out art techniques that Mo uses for his own books. 

The Pigeon Comes to Burlington! A Mo Willems Exhibit is co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. TM & © 2024 Hidden Pigeon, LLC.

Local support for The Pigeon Comes to Burlington! is provided by Vermont Humanities, Physician’s Computer Company, Hanson + Doremus Investments and Planning, Vermont Public, and Generac DR Power.

Educators, download the educator’s guide for The Pigeon Comes to Burlington! here.

Photo of a child inside the pigeon exhibit wearing a cardboard bus costume
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