Traveling exhibit takes kids down Yellow Brick Road

Central Ohio children soon will be able to able to recreate part of the journey taken by Dorothy Gale and her friends, without even leaving their home state.

The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit makes its Ohio debut Jan. 12 at Easton. The traveling museum show—the first licensed exhibit of its kind—will be set up on the second level of the Easton Station Building through March 25. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 

According to the announcement from Easton, visitors will start at the Gale farm and journey to the Land of Oz with stops at Munchkinland, the crossroads where Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the Wicked Witch of the West’s castle and the Emerald City. Interactive elements include Professor Marvel’s wagon, a chance to create a tornado and a “horse of a different color,” and kaleidoscope and prism stations. As visitors follow the Yellow Brick Road, they will encounter movie characters, a replica of the Ruby Slippers and moments from the classic 1939 MGM film.

The exhibit was created by the Miami Children’s Museum and SPARKS in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.