Exhibition tour in Europe managed by Bigbang Events.
Exhibition tour in North America managed by Sciencenter.
Exhibit designed by Toboggan Design for Loodo Exhibits.
The Building Buddies portrays a small community where everyone is busy working on their homes. Different characters, “buddies”, invite young children to play, explore, collaborate, create and learn while improving the “neighbourhood”.
The goal of this exhibit is to provide a discovery environment that encourages the development of science and process skills at an early age, as well as promote social interactions between visitors.
Meet the Building Buddies: visitors are welcomed by four large colorful panels shaped like houses on which they discover the 6 “buddies” that they are invited to help.
Organize and plan a house with Peter the architect: visitors flip graphic panels on which sections of a large house are depicted. Children get to choose the location of rooms and make sure there are staircases on each level to access all the floors of the house.
Help Eva to brighten up her bungalow: visitors can “paint with light” her kitchen cabinets with a brush or a roller, dress-up a window with curtain strips of different colors, arrange a wall of assorted foam flowers and lay a garden path with grass patches and rubber tiles.
Pipa needs assistance to finish renovating her house: visitors are invited to lay triangular tiles in the bathroom, “tighten” the leaky pipes by connecting pipes and fittings together and using it as a ball run, “inspect” the large drain pipe by crawling into it and measure and install siding planks on the outside wall of the house.
Build a dog house for Winston: visitors use foam brick to build walls and long foam planks to assemble a solid roof.
The Wallton’s Residence
Engineering and building skills are needed to help the Wallton’s enlarge their house: visitors use foam bricks of all sizes to build sturdy walls and a tall chimney to keep the family safe and warm.
Climb up and build up with Billy the brick layer: visitors climb a scaffolding to move foam bricks up the structure with the pulley bucket and use the demolition chute to get the bricks down quickly. They can also use a conveyor belt to efficiently gather the bricks in a storage enclosure.
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Past and Future Venues
V2, Lille, France
Toison d’or, Dijon, France
Rosny2, Paris, France
Erlangen Arcaden, Erlangen, Germany
Gera Arcaden, Gera, Germany
Paunsdorf Center, Leipzig, Germany
Parly2, Paris, France
Luz del Tajo, Toledo, Spain
Derbion, Derby, United Kingdom
Valle Real, Cantabria, Spain
Alegro Alfragide, Carnaxide, Portugal
Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone, St. Joseph, Michigan, USA
Children’s Museum of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
The DoSeum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Center for Exploration, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York, USA
Kirby Science Discovery Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, Seminole, USA
Leonardo’s Children’s Museum, Enid, USA
Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, USA
Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, USA
Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab, Tulsa, USA
Children’s Museum of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Development skills and learning opportunities:
_ Imagination and pretend play
_ Logical thinking
_ Large and fine motor skills
_ Social interaction