An exhibit drawing from one of the most successful children’s science book series, “The Magic School Bus,” rolls into the Mayborn Museum this weekend with weather the subject of travel.
“The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm,” created by the Children’s Museum of Houston, aims to introduce school-age children to the elements of weather and weather forecasting with stations and setting inspired by “The Magic School Bus” series. That 110-title Scholastic book series and spinoff public television series featured classroom teacher Ms. Frizzle, who introduced young readers to basic science through imaginative journeys on her bus.
The exhibit, which opens a three-month run at the Mayborn on Saturday, includes Ms. Frizzle’s classroom, a weather observatory (the transformed magic bus) and a weather center.
Kids can build a snowflake; discover what mixes of temperature, air and water create different conditions; handle devices that measure wind speed and direction; and predict the weather as a pretend meteorologist.
Ms. Frizzle will talk about the Magic School Bus and the weather at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, the exhibit’s opening day, and other children’s activities will be added later in the exhibit’s Mayborn stay.
Admission for Saturday and Sunday is $5 a person.