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playing: september 16, 2023 to january 14, 2024

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: The Exhibit

Based on the popular PBS KIDS® TV Series 

Who’s that kid who can travel through time? It’s you! This exhibit brings to life the acclaimed PBS KIDS® TV series, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, which follows kid adventurers Xavier Riddle, his little sister Yadina, and best friend Brad as they tackle everyday problems by doing something extraordinary: traveling back in time to learn from real-life inspirational figures when they were kids.

Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum is based on the highly acclaimed children’s book series by Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos, Ordinary People Change the World

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

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Follow Xavier and his friends as you sneak through a hidden passage in the Dinosaur Diorama and slide down a slide to enter the Secret Museum!

Unlock your next time-traveling destination with the help of Hologram power. 

Meet paleontologist Mary Anning and uncover dinosaur bones, dig for fossils and assemble your own dinosaur skeleton. 

Explore a Secret Garden with botanist George Washington Carver to sketch beautiful plant life and plant your own seeds. 

Examine x-rays and conduct an experiment with lab equipment in Marie Curie’s chemist lab. 

In the Hall of Heroes, don a red cape like Xavier’s friend Brad, make a self-portrait, and learn how you can be a hero today.

In the Secret Museum, go on a scavenger hunt to find special artifacts and “easter eggs”.


Meet heroes like Alexander Graham Bell, Theodore Roosevelt, Sacagawea and more as you learn how they changed history!

Local exhibit sponsors:

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with local media support from:

Interested in sponsoring this exhibit?
Please contact Ryan Huizenga, Director of Partnerships & Events at

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: The Exhibit is a nationally traveling exhibit created by The Magic House, 

St. Louis Children’s Museum in collaboration with 9 Story Media Group, Inc. Xavier Riddle, © and TM 9 Story Media Group Inc. All rights reserved. PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS Logo are registered trademarks of Public Broadcasting Service. Used with permission. 

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