Friday, September 10, 2021

Get Ready to Explore with Dora, Diego and Friends at Museum of Discovery and Science’s Newest Traveling Exhibit

¡Vámonos! Get Ready to Explore with Dora, Diego and Friends at Museum of Discovery and Science’s
Newest Traveling Exhibit, Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!
Presented by JM Lexus, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Wells Fargo
Opening on Friday, September 17

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, September 17 at 10:15 a.m. at MODS


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 7, 2021) – Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!, the newest traveling exhibit at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), will swing into the Museum on Friday, September 17, 2021. The exhibit, presented by JM Lexus, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Wells Fargo, will run from September 17 through January 17, 2022.

An official ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on September 17, with Joseph P. Cox, president & CEO of MODS; Julie Tullis, marketing director of JM Lexus; and Erick Strati, senior vice president South Florida market executive with Wells Fargo.

The exhibit gives guests the opportunity to go into the worlds of Dora (beloved 7-year-old Latina heroine from Nickelodeon’s hit series Dora the Explorer) and Diego (Dora’s 8-year-old cousin and bilingual animal rescuer from the network’s Go, Diego, Go! show) to engage in problem-solving and active play. Dora and Diego - Let’s Explore! features iconic characters Dora and Diego along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for your child to explore as they learn and play along.

“Children can play along as they join an adventure and learn how to solve problems, be a good friend, and care for animals and the environment, which are all important for our explorers’ development as curious learners,” said Cox. “Our mission is to connect people to inspiring science, and in this case, exploring new worlds through immersive, innovative and experiential discovery.”

The Dora & Diego experience at MODS is free with Museum admission. Favorite friends and places from episodes of Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Do! are incorporated in the exhibit including:

Space travel in the Rocket Ship - Dora’s space creature friends need help to find their way back to the Purple Planet. Visitors will operate the rocket ship control panel to navigate through the Milky Way, look out the porthole to see planets fly by, connect stars to form a constellation and explore the Purple Planet in a space suit!

A visit to the Nutty Forest - Little explorers can help Tico gather nuts to fuel his car before Swiper swipes them. If Swiper is spotted, tell him, “Swiper, no swiping!”

A trip to Isa’s Garden - Young botanists can help Isa care for her garden by planting and watering flowers and sorting flowers by their shapes. Make sure to stop and smell the posies!

Pirate Piggies’ ship adventure - Explorers will climb aboard the pirate ship in search of treasure. Help Dora and Boots get the crew ready to sail the seas by following the Pirate Piggy Rules: dress like a pirate, sing a pirate song, always be polite, and share.

Caring for baby animals in the Animal Rescue Center - Veterinarians in training will learn how to care for red-eyed tree frogs, spider monkeys, jaguars and crocodiles by placing them in Scan the Scanner and then help Diego and Alicia examine, bandage, bathe and feed the baby animals.

Exploring the Rainforest Maze - Visitors will run, jump, crawl and swing through the Rainforest Maze in search of baby animals hidden inside.

“At Nicklaus Children’s, we are committed to healing and inspiring children,” said Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. “Through our sponsorship of ‘Dora and Diego: Let’s Explore!’ at the Museum of Science and Discovery, we seek to support enriching and captivating experiences for the region’s children.”

Other exciting events include:

Member Morning - MODS members enjoy exclusive MEMBERS ONLY exhibit time before the Museum opens to the public! MODS Members are invited to the Museum on Friday, September 17 at 9 a.m. for a special exhibit preview. Members always receive free admission. Learn more about MODS membership at https://mods.org/membership.

Let’s eat breakfast! iVámonos a desayunar! Families can enjoy a special character breakfast on Saturday, September 18 at 9 a.m. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. The cost is $17.50 per person (child or adult) for Museum members and $37.50 per person (child or adult) for non-members. The event includes a breakfast buffet, meet & greet with Dora and Diego, special hands-on activities for all  ages, music and singalongs, Museum exploration and an IMAX documentary.

A Dora and Diego Character Meet & Greet will take place on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. The 30-minute sessions are limited and advanced registration is required. The Meet & Greet are free with Museum admission.

“Wells Fargo is incredibly proud that our lasting partnership with MODS gave us the opportunity to support the Dora and Diego - Let’s Explore! exhibit. There are many reasons we partner with MODS, with one of the most important being our shared commitment to access and opportunity. Dora and Diego bring a sense of fun while learning to children and their families,” said Strati.

Be sure to bring your little explorer to play along with Dora, Diego and their friends so they too can say “We did it!” Spanish vocabulary is incorporated throughout the exhibit to introduce Spanish-speaking skills to young learners.

"JM Lexus is proud to support the Museum of Discovery & Science’s new Dora & Diego - Let’s
Explore! This exhibit will provide children an opportunity to explore tropical environments alongside beloved bi-lingual characters, all while using critical problem-solving ability and active play. JM Lexus is committed to helping our community partners, such as MODS, offer quality educational programs to engage young children in creative learning techniques," said Mark Hoppe, vice president and general manager with JM Lexus.

Admission to the exhibit is included with purchase of a ticket to MODS. For more information, please visit mods.org.

Produced by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora and Diego — Let's Explore! is a family-friendly traveling exhibit. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has also partnered with Nickelodeon to produce exhibits such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer and PAW Patrol: Adventure Play.

For more Nickelodeon Experiences where you live, visit https://www.experiencesbynick.com.

Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! are available to stream on Paramount+. Parents can try the service free at ParamountPlus.com.

©2021 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego,
Go! and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.


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ABOUT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE

Founded in 1976 as the Discovery Center, today the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is at the forefront of science education, innovation and exploration. In addition to daily hours, MODS is currently offering virtual and offsite programming, which allows us to continue connecting people around the globe to inspiring science - whether at home or in virtual classrooms. The Museum showcases more than 300 interactive exhibits, immersive films, experiential programs and an aviation-themed Makerspace. Families can enjoy super science shows and demonstrations, wild Creature Feature animal encounters, awesome avatar tours and private experiences, mind-blowing Makerspace labs, cool camps, unforgettable birthday parties, engaging field trips and STEM curricula, professional development workshops for educators, distinguished speakers, and more.

The Museum celebrates diversity and welcomes visitors from all walks of life. The Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. MODS is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, please visit mods.org or call 954.467.MODS (6637).

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ABOUT JM LEXUS

JM Lexus, located in Margate, Florida, maintains state-of-the-art Service and Parts departments, as well as one of only a few Lexus Certified Collision Centers in the country. It is also a leader in environmental sustainability, employing a number of eco-friendly business practices such as solar power, efficient lighting and modern paint technologies to offset its carbon footprint. The JM Lexus Certified Pre-Owned Department offers a wide range of makes and models with the dealership’s standards of excellence. JM Lexus’s unique model offers guests a dedicated consultant, up-front transparent pricing and no dealer fee. Learn more and interact with JM Lexus on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

JM Lexus is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 associates, which is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

ABOUT NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org.

ABOUT WELLS FARGO

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is the leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 37 on Fortune’s 2021 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social  impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy. News, insights, and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories. Additional information may be found at wellsfargo.com. | Twitter: @WellsFargo.


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