The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City!, an exhibit based on art and characters from Mo Willems’ bestselling book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, is now on display at the Liberty Science Center. Kids will reunite with Knuffle Bunny, best friends Elephant and Piggie and everyone’s favorite bird, The Pigeon!
Catapult foam hot dogs at The Pigeon or give Naked Mole Rat a makeover before his fashion show on the runway. Old-school animation and double-sided phone booths will transform this space into a page straight out of Willems’ book.
The exhibition also provides wearables buses for traveling through the room, laundromat machines with surprises inside and lightweight blocks that, when stacked, create goofy friends.
Children will have the opportunity to look at sketches by Willems and make their own illustrations inspired by his art style. Make sure to stop by before September 5 for a chance to experience the magic of Willems’ book.
Can’t get enough of Mo Willems? Check out Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster, a multimedia performance at the The New Victory Theater with a story from the beloved author. Follow Leonardo, a monster who struggles to be scary only to meet Sam, a creature fearful of everything! Revel in this adventure about friendship throughout the month of June.
Enjoy more of Willems’ work from the comfort of your home with Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience, an upcoming special airing on June 30 on Cartoonito on HBO Max about Willems’ popular character Wilbur J. Mole Rat, Jr. From his book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed to the screen, this animated rock opera shares a powerful message of accepting others. With acclaimed performer Jordan Fisher voicing Wilbur, this special is sure to be a memorable one!
The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City! exhibit is included with general admission. Tickets for Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster can be purchased online and start at $20. You can also stream the show anywhere starting at $15.