As school bells begin to ring in Central Ohio, we’re looking at the upcoming fall and in particular at a Fall Road Trip that you and your children can plan for right now.
Barbie, the timeless icon that has inspired generations, is now poised to take you on a journey of self-discovery and limitless potential at Columbus’s Center of Science and Industry (COSI), opening October 4. “Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience” offers an interactive exploration of dreams, career possibilities, and the legacy of a toy that transcended its beginnings. Here’s what awaits you at this inspiring exhibition.
Take Flight with Barbie’s Dreams
“Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience” is more than an exhibit; it’s an interactive playground that lets you step into various roles.
- Become an Airline Pilot: Fly high above the clouds, feeling the thrill of navigation and control.
- Embrace the Waves as a Fearless Surfer: Experience the exhilaration of catching a wave.
- Step into the Shoes of a Robotics Engineer: Program and put a robot to work, discovering the marvels of technology.
- Be a Wildlife Photographer in the Jungle: Capture the essence of nature from a jungle jeep.
These activities represent just a glimpse of what’s possible in Barbie’s world.
The Evolution of Barbie: An Iconic Journey
From the original career dolls to real-world role models, Barbie has evolved and grown with society. The exhibit proudly showcases:
- Barbie’s Rich History: View various Barbie dolls from different eras, reflecting changes in fashion, culture, and ideals.
- Ruth Handler’s Vision: Discover the story behind how Ruth Handler created this iconic doll and the impact it’s had over six decades.
- Explore 11 Different Careers: Learn about the more than 200 careers Barbie has explored over the years, demonstrating the multifaceted nature of women’s roles.
Inspirational Women: Breaking Barriers
Barbie’s legacy goes beyond plastic and paint. The exhibit also pays homage to:
- Powerful Women throughout History: Learn from women who broke down career barriers, challenging stereotypes, and paving the way for future generations.
- A Celebration of Diversity: Recognize that no matter your gender, ethnicity, or background, you can pursue your dreams and make a positive impact in the world.
Activities That Inspire Limitless Potential
The exhibit’s interactive nature encourages engagement, imagination, and inspiration. Through various activities:
- Experience Different Professions: Try your hand at multiple careers, understanding the skills and passions that drive them.
- Embrace Barbie’s Legacy: Celebrate 60 years of Barbie through fun, educational experiences that foster creativity and ambition.
- Ignite Your Potential: Leave with a sense of empowerment and a belief that you can be anything you set your mind to.
Barbie’s timeless appeal lies not only in her changing outfits and roles but in the dreams and aspirations she embodies. “Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience” invites children and adults alike to explore, dream, and discover their passions.
This enlightening and entertaining exhibit is included with General Admission to COSI, offering a unique opportunity to connect with a part of cultural history while inspiring future generations.
Step into Barbie’s world, explore the possibilities, and leave with the understanding that you, too, can be anything. The doors open on October 4 – don’t miss your chance to be part of this empowering experience!