Kid Guides follows our two young hosts as they travel to the most exciting museums in the world.
LENGTH: 88 Minutes
CATALOG #: 20358
UPC #: 6-4603203589-6
ISBN #: 1-56839-298-2
RELEASE YEAR: 2008
PRODUCER: Echo Entertainment
Not only do Matt and Brittney explore these locations like regular tourists, they also go behind-the-scenes with interactive experiences that kids can only dream of. Join Matt and Brittney as they navigate a giant heart, learn all about fireworks and interview a real spy. Kid Guides is your ticket to fun and adventure!
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In this famous Philadelphia museum, Matt and Brittney wend their way through a giant human heart (turn right for the pulmonary artery, turn left for the aorta, this way to the ventricles)! They learn all about fireworks, take trips in a flight simulator and test their balance on a mechanical surfboard. Brittney gets to ride a Sky Bike high above the museum floor! On “Explorer’s Corner,” Matt gets an ultrasound examination to get some first-hand knowledge about blood circulation. Of course they meet up with the old man, Ben Franklin himself, who gives them a stimulating lesson about electricity.
The International Spy Museum, Washington, DC
Matt and Brittney go undercover in Washington, DC, the espionage capital of the world. They join Operation Secret Slumber, where kids spend the night at the museum and perform a variety of missions to uncover the mole in their midst. They take a short course in spycraft, learning how to send secret messages, and how to disguise themselves. They even interview a real “cloak and dagger” spy who worked undercover in the Middle East. In “Explorer’s Corner,” both Matt and Brittney teach other kids how to create their own secret codes. Featured “Animal Star” — the pigeon. What do pigeons have to do with spying, you say? Watch the DVD!
EXTRA FEATURE: Best of Kid Guides
Three Emmy ® Awards: Excellence in Children’s Programming
Parents Television Council’s “Seal of Approval”: The PTC’s mission is to promote and restore responsibility and decency in the entertainment industry
Two Parents’ Choice Awards, 2006 & 2007: Children’s Television
CINE Golden Eagle 2006: Children’s Television
Silver Globe, World Media Festival, 2006: Children’s Entertainment
Gold Remi, Houston International Film Festival, 2006: Outstanding
Children’s/Family Television series
Silver Remi, Houston International Film Festival, 2007: Outstanding Children’s/Family Television series
Four Telly Awards: Two for Children’s Television Series, One for Travel Television Series, One for Wildlife/Nature Television Series
Winner, International Family Film Festival, 2007: Educational Television Short
Finalist, World Media Festival, 2007: Children’s Entertainment
“In this third title in the series, adapted from an award-winning weekly television show, we travel along with hosts Matt and Brittney on their visit to two fascinating museums. First stop is the predominantly hands-on Franklin Institute Museum in Philadelphia where they explore a human heart, discover what gives fireworks their colors by exploding balloons, launch a raw egg to learn about protective sports gear, ride a sky bike above the exhibits, and meet Ben Franklin for a fascinating lesson in the Hall of Electricity. Viewers not only learn about the museum, but also benefit from the lessons that Matt and Brittany learn as they interact with museum personnel. Watching the youngsters play in the Sports Challenge, ride a mechanical surfboard, and experiment with flight simulators is enough to make viewers want to visit the museum. Next, the children are off to Washington, DC, to infiltrate the International Spy Museum. During “Operation Secret Slumber,” they go under cover with other students to learn how to write and decipher codes, plant information, and retrieve secrets in disguise. Between activities, the pair give us a tour of some of the most fascinating sections of the museum and visit with an ex-CIA operative. In the “Explorers Corner,” viewers are shown how to make and decipher their own codes. A fun way to visit these museums and learn what they have to offer.”- School LIbrary Journal