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The Pigeon Comes to Naples! A Mo Willems Exhibit!

Posted on 22 May 2023

Visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including the best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  Here, simple stories inspire hours of play and reveal the rich emotional lives of Mo’s characters. The challenges of growing up, like learning to make yourself understood or figuring out what it means to be a good friend, are gentle themes throughout. Along the way, children get to make their own art, surprises abound, and every exploration ends in fits of laughter!

Exhibit Experiences

  • Have a hilarious conversation in the voices of Elephant Gerald and Piggie at a double-sided phone booth.
  • Make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation.
  • Put on a wearable bus and take a drive around the exhibit.
  • Spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises!
  • Dress up Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show.
  • Stack lightweight blocks to create their own terrible monster or funny friend.
  • Launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and play the plinko game to give the Duckling a cookie.
  • Try out art techniques that Mo uses for his own books.

The Pigeon Comes to Naples! A Mo Willems Exhibit  was co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.


Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

15080 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109



May 27 to September 3, 2023

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