An Epic Winnie The Pooh Exhibit Is Coming To Canada In 2020 & You'll Feel Like A Kid Again
It's time to take a trip down memory lane and stroll through the Hundred Acre Wood. A new exhibition coming to Canada in 2020 is all about the much-loved bear and his friends, plus there's an interesting Canadian connection! The Winnie The Pooh exhibit in Toronto will make you feel like a kid again and hit you right in the feels.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic is an immersive exhibit with interactive activities and larger-than-life environments for kids young and old to explore and experience the magical world created by A.A. Milne.
From March 7, 2020, to August 3, 2020, the exhibit that will bring out the inner child in everyone will be at the Royal Ontario Museum and is exclusive to the museum.
Five months of Winnie The Pooh goodness? Sign us up!
If you're in the area, you definitely want to check out this exhibit. For everyone else in Canada, unfortunately, this is the only Canadian stop in the exhibit's worldwide tour.
"This exhibition will make you fall in love again with these thoughtful characters and delight in their resourcefulness while appreciating the universal themes of cooperation, friendship and tolerance that they embody," according to the ROM.
Along with the interactive activities and larger-than-life environments, the exhibit will also showcase original sketches, manuscripts, letters, photographs and other memorabilia from Winnie The Pooh.
It will not only bring the story of the beloved bear to life for everyone to see, but it will also bring to life the story behind the creative partnership of Milne and the illustrator E.H. Shepard.
Piglet, Roo, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang will be there too to bring on the ultimate nostalgia fest.
It's only fitting that the exhibit makes a stop in Canada since the inspiration for the main character came from Canada.
Winnipeg, or Winnie, was the name given to a black bear bought by a Canadian soldier in White River, Ontario during World War I.
The bear went with the soldier overseas to England and was a constant presence with his brigade but when they had to go to France, she was moved to the London Zoo.
Milne and his son Christopher Robin often went to the zoo to see her and Christopher Robin named his teddy bear after her.
Inspired by the bear, Milne combined its name with the name of a friend’s pet swan and Winnie the Pooh was created.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic will be in the Roloff Beny Gallery and is free for ROM members.
Be sure to keep checking the ROM's website for ticket information when it becomes available.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
When: March 7, 2020 to August 3, 2020
Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: To explore the magic of the Hundred Acre Wood and feel like a kid again.