Everyone’s favorite giant red dog strolls into town this month with a new exhibit at The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring. Clifford the Big Red Dog — opening Saturday, Sept. 22 and running through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 — was inspired by Scholastic’s top-rated TV show Clifford the Big Red Dog on PBS Kids. The exhibit offers numerous immersive “paws-on” adventures that reinforce Clifford‘s big ideas. Board the Birdwell Island Ferry and pretend you’re on a journey with Clifford. See Emily Elizabeth and all the residents of Birdwell Island, Clifford’s doghouse, a colossal nine-foot Clifford with a tail kids can slide down and more.
Kids can also help fill Clifford’s big dog bowl with bones using a conveyor belt, create sand art and find “bone-ified” treasures at T-Bone’s beach, browse the Norman Bridwell art retrospective and see 40 years (that’s 280 dog years) of Clifford art and stories and more.
There’s also a special Breakfast With Clifford event to kick the exhibit off on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 – 10 a.m. Buy your tickets now and you’ll get to visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog and enjoy a ”bone-appetite” catered breakfast followed by play time in the center. Cost for the breakfast is $5, plus general admission for non-members. Seats are first-come, first-served, too.
The Discovery Center is located at 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Hours are Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1 – 5 p.m. Admission is $8, free ages two and younger. Call 615-890-2300 or visit explorethedc.org.