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At the Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City, UT

Sesame Street Presents: The Body is a traveling, interactive exhibit about the human body.

The exhibit was created by Burbank, California-based Thinkwell Design and Production and Sesame Workshop.

In January 2011, Chris Durmick, creative director of Thinkwell commented “This really is their (The Muppets) science fair.”

Trivia

  • Elmo at West Edmonton Mall
    During the exhibit's stop in Salt Lake City, UT, Rio Grande Street right outside the exhibiting venue Discovery Gateway was temporarily renamed "Sesame Street." The real street sign was covered with a replica street sign, while the street itself was decorated with banners showcasing a variety of Sesame Street characters.
  • When at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, Alberta, a live show was presented at a nearby mega shopping centre. "WEM Playtime Presents Elmo and Friends by TELUS World of Science" was presented only once at the West Edmonton Mall, one of the world's largest, on August 16. The show featured exercising and kids measuring the Elmo costumed character. No indication of whether this production was exclusive to the World of Science, or is presented at other venues. Generally, venues would only host meet-and-greets with Elmo.

Known venues

  • Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ: May 13 - November 27, 2005
  • The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, : January 7 - April 2, 2006
  • MOSI, Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa FL: Summer 2006
  • The Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, WV: Fall/Holiday 2006
  • Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, CA: February 3 - April 29, 2007
  • The Health Museum, Houston, TX: Fall/Holiday 2007
  • Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City, UT: February 9 - May 4, 2008
  • TELUS World of Science, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Summer 2008
  • COSI Columbus, Columbus, OH: October 4, 2008 - January 1, 2009
  • Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA: January 31 - April 26, 2009
  • Omaha Children's Museum, Omaha, NE: May 23 - September 6, 2009
  • The Children's Museum, Seattle, WA: October 3, 2009 - January 31, 2010
  • Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY: February 27, 2010 - Summer 2010
  • Louisville Science Center, Louisville, KY: Summer 2010 - Fall/Holiday 2010
  • Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, CA: January 29 - May 1, 2010 (return visit)
  • TELUS World of Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 28, 2011 - September 5, 2011

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