The Questioneers: Read. Question. Think. PLAY!
September 24, 2022 - January 8, 2023
The Questioneers book series, written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts, celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Alongside the inquisitive characters, Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater, every budding architect, engineer, scientist, mathematician, leader, and artist will find inspiration to solve everyday mysteries and to think more critically about their world.
Each story highlights problem-solving, communication, perseverance, risk-taking, and the role of caring adults in children’s lives. Most importantly, they will learn that despite inevitable challenges, they should always continue to: Read. Question. Think. PLAY!
This traveling exhibit will not only serve as a local resource for families and schools but will be promoted statewide for families and field trips across North Carolina.
Tickets on sale now!
Age (1 -101)
The Questioneers! + Museum Admission COMBO!
Museums for ALL National Access Program
Discounted Admission for
The Questioneers! Traveling Exhibit
Kidzu Members – $4.00
Non-Members – $5.00
Museums for ALL National Access Program – $3.00
The Questioneers! + Museum Admission COMBO Tickets!
Non-Members – $13.50
Museums for ALL National Access Program – $6.00
The Field Trips
Pre K-K Iggy Peck, Architect: ART, MATH, AND SCIENCE COME TOGETHER AS STUDENTS ENGAGE FIRSTHAND IN THE ENGINEERING PROCESS, DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING BUILDINGS AND BRIDGES.
1st- 3rd Grade Ada Twist, Scientist: DEVELOP STUDENTS' SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND INVESTIGATIVE SKILLS THROUGH HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTATION.
4th-5th Grade Aaron Slater, Illustrator: WATCH YOUR STUDENTS' CREATIVE EXPRESSION FLOURISH AS THEY LEARN TO ILLUSTRATE THEIR OWN STORIES.
Why do we need your help?
The summer slide is a well-documented phenomenon that occurs in children of all ages when they don’t receive enough reading practice over the summer, leading to an average loss of two months of reading progress (Institute of Reading Development). This combined with significant learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures is demonstrating far-reaching implications for all children, but especially for children with disabilities and children belonging to under-resourced communities (Buffett Early Childhood Institute).
Current projections from the Department of Education are showing increased gaps in student achievement at the beginning of the 22-23 school year due to intermittent closings of school due to COVID-19, as well as additional effects of the pandemic on young children (DOE). Targeted summer and fall programming is essential to address learning loss, especially for students who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Kidzu is combating the summer and COVID-19 slides through innovative and recurring literacy programming this summer, culminating with a traveling exhibit early this fall.
Thank you to our sponsors! It is because of you we can provide these programs and resources!
Thank you to our sponsors and host families!
Exhibit Host Families
Betsy & Walter Bennett
Meg & Jonathan Robinson
Tyler & Phyllis Bennett
Elizabeth Broyhill-Morris & Scott Morris
Stanley & Marion Robboy
The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty. Illustrations © David Roberts. “The Questioneers” is a registered trademark owned by Abrams.