Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog

Sept. 22, 2018 – Jan. 27, 2019

Board the Birdwell Island Ferry and journey to the world of Clifford, America’s beloved big red dog (with a heart to match!), where you’ll see Emily Elizabeth and all the residents of Birdwell Island. 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.

These 10 simple, tangible life lessons are designed to help young children navigate their world: share, play fair, have respect, work together, be responsible, be truthful, be kind, believe in yourself, be a good friend, and help others. Visit all of Clifford‘s favorite places on the island including Clifford’s doghouse, and a colossal 9-foot Clifford with a tail kids can slide down, just like Emily Elizabeth did on the television show! Kids can 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 much more.



Big Red Birthday Party at the Discovery Center

For a limited time, guests can experience our Adventures with Clifford exhibit in an all-new way at their very own signature party! This exclusive event will include a meet and greet with Clifford the Big Red Dog himself, a make-your-own Clifford ears craft, and a hands-on science activity! For more information, visit our Birthdays and Rentals page.