By Allie Matherne
Ms. Frizzle’s curly red updo and over-the-top wardrobe are enough to make any Baylor student nostalgic. The “Magic School Bus” icon has made her way from the TV screen to campus, thanks to a new exhibit at the Mayborn Museum.
The museum is hosting a traveling exhibit called The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm. The exhibit, which is geared toward families, features three components: a classroom, a weather center and a weather observatory stationed in the magic school bus.
Rebecca Tucker Nall, the museum’s assistant director of communication, said the exhibit is drawing in both school tours and a large family crowd.
“We are always trying to look for exhibits that will appeal to various age groups,” Nall said.
The exhibit is bilingual and centered on helping kids learn more about the weather through a series of interactive activities. The most popular station is the weather center, where kids can read scripts, dress up in costumes and report the weather.
The retired show has surfaced on Netflix, allowing kids to watch the show and understand references in the exhibit, Nall said.
“I watched it with my little sister growing up and now I get to experience it with my kids,” said Ela Nelson, a mother attending the exhibit.
Nall said during the exhibit’s three-month run, the Mayborn will host guest visitors such as a magician and local meteorologist.