Curious George in New Hampshire
It’s going to be a busy summer for Curious George. Fans of the little fellow, who makes getting into trouble look like more fun than a barrel of monkeys, will be delighted to learn that events celebrating learning, literature, and a little bit of mischief are scheduled every month from now through September.
On July 25, the new visitor center at the Curious George Cottage in New Hampshire will be dedicated just in time for the third annual Curious George Cottage Family Festival. The festival, which runs from Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9, will celebrate the famous children’s book character with loads of educational, kid-friendly events to entertain all ages.
From a banana pancake breakfast, story hour, a nature discovery walk, and the chance to learn to draw in the style of illustrator H.A. Rey, the weekend is full of hands-on opportunities for monkeying around. In fact, George and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, will be visiting to check out the festival and meet with young fans.
Keeping with the causes closest to George’s creators, Margret and H.A.
Rey, the festival will also include planetarium shows put on by Plymouth State University and an energy fair.
The cottage, previously the Rey family’s summer home, is located near the Waterville Valley Resort, which will be offering a family lodging package for the festival starting at $56 per person per night.
- Nat Geo Expeditions
If you still can’t get enough Curious George, look into celebrating Curiosity Day
on September 16. In honor of H.A. Rey’s birthday, readers are invited to go bananas and host Curious George events of their own.
Photo courtesy of the Rey Center