Wizard of Oz ExhibitThe wonderful World of Oz is coming to life at the Delaware Children's Museum just in time for the holidays. At DCM, a museum that prides itself on fueling creative minds, this unique exhibit doesn't just show children the classic adventure; it allows them to participate in the fun. Where else can families go to build their own tornado and construct a custom horse of a different color?

The journey begins upon entrance to the museum. Families are then guided down the yellow brick road where they will come face to face with unforgettable characters like the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man. The ruby slippers are rightfully placed on a pedestal as a reminder to all that there is no place like home. The epic interactive journey continues into Dorothy's bedroom where children are encouraged to build their own whirling tornado. Then it's off to Professor Marvel's Wagon as the storm begins to brew.

Wizard of Oz ExhibitAfter arriving in the Land of Oz, children will meet Glinda, the Good Witch who dons a puffy pastel gown and a sparkly magic wand. The elaborate set makes places like the Emerald City and the Scarecrow's cornfield captivating to the beholder. Traveling from the Gale Farm to Munchkinland leads patrons down a path that would only be possible if you followed the yellow brick road. The gates of the Emerald City come to life as the children and their munchkin companions push on.

Along the way, children are encouraged to build, manipulate and recreate their surroundings. The soundtrack to the classic film plays softly in the background while the children build rainbows and explore an enchanted forest. The Wizard of Oz story unfolds from many different perspectives. Adventurous tots have the unique opportunity to gaze into the witch's crystal ball and fly through the sky on her notorious bicycle. The exhibit isn't over until each participant has experienced the peril of the wicked witch's castle and victoriously captured her highly coveted broom.

This virtually interactive exhibit, complete with flying monkeys and sparkling emerald skyscrapers has the Warner Bros. Consumer Products seal of approval. In celebration of the musical's 75th anniversary, this interactive adventure will remain on display until January 26th of 2014. It serves to educate as well as entertain youthful minds. Admission is just $12 per person and parking is free. The museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day of the week and the museum is conveniently located just off I-95 on Wilmington's Riverfront.



Author Bio: Cynthia Griffith got her start in the freelance world as a songwriter and has been juggling music, fashion and literature for almost a decade. In 2012, Cynthia published her debut novel, The Sun Village Project, which broke into the Amazon Top 100 at number 92 in April 2012. She is also the great, great, grand daughter of James Fennimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans and many other classic American tales. She hopes to follow in the family footsteps and looks forward to a life of writing and content creation. Read Cynthia's contributions to Live Work Play Wilmington and their Blog.