DIMENSIONAL BREAKDOWN – AN “ODD SQUAD” ADVENTURE!
Your Epic Adventure just got BIGGER!
Children’s Museum Houston adds new Adventure Zone to Epic Adventure scavenger hunt
Brings popular PBS show to life with problem-solving experience like no other!
Sponsored by Chevron and Bechtel
In partnership with Fred Rogers Productions and Houston Public Media
HOUSTON (June 22, 2020) – ODD is the problem. Math and science are the solution. Children’s Museum Houston has unveiled a brand-new, mind-blowing experience inspired by ODD SQUAD, the popular PBS KIDS TV series from Fred Rogers Productions. Dimensional Breakdown – An ODD SQUAD Adventure! is the all-new, eleventh Adventure Zone in the Museum’s Epic Adventure Scavenger Hunt. It takes you straight into the ODD SQUAD’S Mobile Unit to put your problem-solving skills to the test as you save the world from dimensional disorder. The experience is live now through Sept. 30,2020.
Doors all around the world are opening into odd locations – snowstorms, jungles, deserts, desserts (OK, no one is complaining about that door), underwater, outer space, upside-down rooms, and more! And now, it is up to you to figure out the fail safe sequence that will save the world from dimensional mayhem! Join the ODD SQUAD Mobile Unit team – Omar,Opal, Orla, and Oswald led by the Big O – in a journey inspired by the STEM challenges posed in the family-favorite, multiple Emmy Award-winning TV series.
“We can’t wait for agents-in-training to experience this ODD SQUAD adventure for themselves and unlock the secrets of the Dimensional Breakdown,” said Paul Siefken, President and CEO, Fred Rogers Productions. “We hope that kids and families who visit the Museum this summer will be challenged by these oddly-fun, learning-fueled adventures and feel they’re fully immersed in the world of ODD SQUAD!”
The ODD SQUAD needs ODD SQUAD Trainees to help! There are four different,colored buttons that control the villainous Dr. Di Mension’s haywire machine. To shut it down, the buttons need to be pressed in the right sequence…. But we do not know that sequence! Dr. Di Mension did leave some shut-down instructions,but they are incomplete. Your assignment- get the doors back to normal! ODD SQUAD Trainees will need to go to each of the four experiments that Dr. Di Mension was working on in her lab. The data that trainees gather from each experiment will provide the clues to figure out the button order and shut down her machine once and for all! Only then will all the doors go back to normal!
I’M ON TEAM ODD SQUAD
Produced by Fred Rogers Productions and Sinking Ship Entertainment, and shown on platforms all around the world, ODD SQUAD inspires children to use mathematical tools to solve problems. Led by the ageless Big O, team members work together seeking solutions and find value in their failure and persistence. Children’s Museum Houston has been a big fan of ODD SQUAD for years and jumped at the opportunity to bring to life the show through a unique minds-on experience.
“ODD SQUAD uses fantastic storytelling and humor to help kids understand and practice math and science skills and concepts, as well as understand how they can apply what they’ve learned to real life,” says Keith Ostfeld, Director of Educational Technology and Exhibit Development for Children’s Museum Houston. “My own kids are ODD SQUAD fans, so we’re very excited to bring this new expansion of this ODD-some universe to the Museum for all kids in Houston to enjoy!”
Now in its third season, ODD SQUAD airs daily on PBS stations (check local listings), the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, and streams on pbskids.org and the free PBS KIDS Video app. ODD SQUAD has consistently been one of the most streamed programs across PBS KIDS digital platforms, averaging more than 25 million streams per month.* ODDSQUAD was created by Tim McKeon (Helpsters,Adventure Time, Gravity Falls) and Adam Peltzman (WonderPets!, Peter Rabbit, Wallykazam!) and is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Fred Rogers Productions. For more information,visit pbskids.org/oddsquad and follow ODD SQUAD on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
*Source: Google Analytics Jan ’15 – Nov ’19.
ABOUT FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS
Fred Rogers Productions was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social,emotional, and behavioral health while supporting parents, caregivers,teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engages new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, Emmy Award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods as well as Donkey Hodie,the eagerly-anticipated puppet series, inspired by the character from Mister Roger's Neighborhood, launching winter 2021 on PBS KIDS. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HOUSTON
TripSavvy’s 2018 Editor’s Choice Award “Best Family Attraction and Experience,” AAA 2018 Editor’s “Best Of Things To Do,” listed among Forbes, LA Times and USAToday’s “Best Children’s Museums in the U.S.,” TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence “Hall of Fame,” Kids Out and About “Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Houston,” The Culture Trip’s “Top Museum and Landmark to Visit in Houston” and one of “Houston’s Must See Museums” by Travel Channel, Children’s Museum Houston is a Playground for Your Mind™. It is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning with a vision to spark a passion for lifelong learning in all children. Founded in 1980 and housed in a whimsical building designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Venturi, the Children’s Museum of Houston offers a multitude of innovative exhibits and bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years. The Museum operates as a 501(c)(3) under the direction of a Board of Directors.
NEW HOURS are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Exhibit included with general admission. Buy tickets in advance! We will adjust the flow of visitors through timed tickets, pre-reserved entry and exit times. For more information, please visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138. The Children’s Museum of Houston is A Playground for Your Mind™ Can your mind come out to play?™