Discovery Gateway is known for bringing VIPs like Olympians, Paralympians and Radio City Rockettes through its doors to meet and inspire kids. Now, they’re welcoming a bonafide celebrity—at least in your kids’ world.

Bob the Builder has inspired kids to work together and take on challenges since his TV show first aired in 1999. Now, he’s setting up shop at Discovery Gateway.

Bob the Builder—Project: Build It, which will be at the museum from May 17–Sept. 7, is a 2,000-square-foot multimedia exhibit, giving kids a chance to flip through Bob’s construction blueprints and design their own, drive pint-sized building vehicles and even fit pipes together to fix a sink.

Produced by HIT Entertainment and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the exhibit also teaches kids about sustainability, including solar panels and water conservation.  

“It’s a very current exhibit,” says Kirsta Albert, Discovery Gateway development and external relations director. “Bob is such a part of their childhood.”

Bob’s co stars, including Wendy and Farmer Pickles, are also part of the exhibit. Kids can decorate Wendy’s trailer or work in her vegetable and flower gardens and visit Farmer Bob’s water pump to bring water to Sunflower Valley. 

And Bob will appear in person to meet his fans throughout the run of the exhibit.

While at the museum, visit the exhibit on the terrace, featuring an actual Life Flight helicopter and kid-sized Primary Children’s Medical Center, the new toddler playground and the museum’s interactive family farm.

Project: Build It is included with museum admission.

The Gateway, SLC, 801-456-5437

EXTRA: Register now for Discovery Gateway kids camps and don’t miss the Bumble Bee Bash Children’s Festival on June 21.

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