By Kathy L. Collins
The newest traveling exhibit at the Glazer Children’s Museum located in downtown Tampa is Super Kids Save The World. This exhibit, sponsored by Chipotle, gives kids and their families the power to go “green.”
The exhibit is designed with green materials and uses practices such as recycling, composting and bike power energy. Kids are turned into superheroes who can save the world by learning the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair. They can participate in various eco-friendly activities located in seven different environments including a farmers’ market, a garden and a recycling center.
Chipotle, through its sponsorship of this exhibit is making an investment in sustainable education. Chipotle will hold children’s activity days at the Glazer Children’s Museum each month. In addition, Chipotle will hold salsa and guacamole demonstrations, give out free t-shirts and gift cards.
“Chipotle is the perfect partner for this exhibit given their commitment to sustainability,” said Al Najjar, President and CEO of the Glazer Children’s Museum. Najjar added, “The company’s participation will provide visibility for Chipotle’s ‘Food with Integrity’ mission while providing our young guests with a unique learning experience that they can practice at home and into adulthood.”
The Super Kids Save The World exhibit is based on the British Children’s book, George Saves The World By Lunchtime by author, Jo Readman and illustrated by Ley Honor Roberts. In the book, George and his family show that by taking a few simple steps, families can become eco-friendly superheroes in their own communities.
The Super Kids Save The World exhibit is located in the Telemundo Tampa Exhibit Hall at the Glazer Children located at 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza in downtown Tampa next to the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The exhibit is available for play and exploration now through Sunday, January 6, 2013.
The Glazer Children’s Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Saturdays they are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 – 6 p.m. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission is $9.50 for children; $15 for adults; and $12.50 for military and seniors. Become a member and visit as often as you like!
For more information, please visit www.glazermuseum.org or call 443-3861.