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playing: june 1 to september 8, 2024

Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out!

Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out offers interactive experiences that help visitors learn about the important role emotions, memory, and imagination play in our everyday lives. Hands-on and digital experiences focus on the five emotions featured in the film: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear. Visitors learn to recognize emotions and explore ways that we express and manage our own emotions.

In this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors can:

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Step into Headquarters to explore the range and intensity of emotions at the Control Panel

Explore some of the ways we show how we feel with our faces and bodies at the Emotions Mirrors

Think about an important memory and how it made you feel - or show how you are feeling right now by creating a glowing Memory Sphere


Use your imagination to create a story and perform it at Dream Productions


Work to keep the train on track - what feelings do you have when you control and balance the Train of Thought?


Explore how emotions work together as you stack and balance the Emotion Blocks

Local exhibit sponsors:

Interested in sponsoring this exhibit?
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The exhibition was developed by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. 

This exhibition is locally made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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