A First Look At The ROM’s Winnie-The-Pooh Exhibit Before It Opens This Week (PHOTOS)
Wander through the Hundred Acre Woods!
When it comes to bears, there's no one more loved than Winnie-the-Pooh. This charming, adventuresome teddy has stolen hearts around the world since 1926 and continues to be one of the most popular characters of all time. Now, we can experience Pooh's magical world in real life. Hold onto your honey, because Toronto's Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit is opening this week, and this is what it looks like.
Growing up, we all have fond memories of reading about Pooh Bear and his adorable friends.
You no longer have to flip through the pages of a book to experience the world of this classic tale.
The Royal Ontario Museum is hosting theand it will take you right into the land of the Hundred Acre Woods.
The installation opens to the public on March 7, 2020, and will run until August 3, 2020.
That means you can spend all spring and summer visiting Eeyore's house and playing Poohsticks.
The exhibit is split into six chapters, each one bringing you deeper into the world of this cuddly bear.
You'll step into a wide-open space filled withincluding bright balloons and umbrellas that float above your head.
The first section is all about the origin of this famed bear, and you may be surprised to learn that it all began in Canada.
Winnie, short for Winnipeg, was the name of a black bear from White River, Ontario.
Winnie was purchased by a cavalry veterinarian during World War I and travelled with him all the way to London, where she remained at the zoo.
This is where the real Christopher Robin met her, and named his teddy after her, sparking the inspiration for his father's iconic stories.
More than 200 items are displayed in the exhibition, which spans a century of Pooh history.
You can gaze at over 80 original sketches of Pooh and his friends, as well as meet the celebrity stuffed toys that appeared in the recent film.
There are lots ofto be had at the exhibit for both the young and the young-at-heart.
Read a book on Christopher Robin's bed, play Poohsticks on a bridge, wander through birch trees in the Hundred Acre Wood, crawl through Eeyore's house, and more.
Take a trip inside this nostalgic world of Winnie-the-Pooh and explore the history and storybook moments.
Price: $31 per adult
When: March 7, 2020 - August 3, 2020
Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: See the world of Winnie-the-Pooh brought to life at this whimsical installation.