With one touch of her stethoscope something magical happens. Not only do Doc McStuffins’s toy friends come to life, but she encourages healthy habits, independence, confidence and a playful imagination.
Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit is the first-ever museum exhibit dedicated to Disney Junior’s Peabody Award Winning animated TV series that features Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who dreams of being a doctor like her mom. Just as she does on TV, the Doc will “soon be in” to help children and families focus on lessons in healthy habits, nurturing skills, and friendship at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (August 6, 2016).
In the exhibit visitors will be transported to the magical world of the McStuffins Toy Hospital where Doc and her grandmother carry on the family tradition of fixing hurt toys. To get there, families will leave Doc’s backyard and step through sparkly, purple lights and tinkling sounds via the Toysponder transporter into the town of McStuffinsville, a new environment developed for the show’s fourth season.
The highly interactive experience will provide a solid platform for parents to discuss health and wellness with their children as they take on medical roles and learn how to solve problems. They will gather information by performing check-ups, diagnose toy patients, “x-ray” toy pets and care for babies while learning about healthy habits, empathy and nurturing care.
There will be opportunities to talk about how washing your hands can help keep you healthy and why food, exercise and rest are important to maintain a healthy body. Doc’s stuffed animal friends also help little ones understand that a trip to the doctor doesn’t have to be scary.
A new partnership with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will help augment the exhibit in an effort to encourage families to practice healthy habits together. Just as “Doc” helps promote healthy lifestyles with helpful hints, Riley at IU Health will provide its expertise with visits from real nurses and doctors on select dates.
Grownups, when you visit Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit be sure to pick up a Family Guide at the exhibit entrance. This will provide fun and educational recommendations for enhancing your visit when you return home. And don’t forget to remind little ones of Doc’s favorite quote: “Friendship is the best medicine.”
Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Disney Junior. © Disney