Wobbleland Opens at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on Sept 23

Explore a kitchen sink playground of giant fruits and vegetables

September 19, 2023

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh opens Wobbleland, an interactive collection of giant soft-sculpture fruits and vegetables, on Saturday, September 23. 

Toddlers and young children will make creative discoveries as they engage with different oversized servings of fruits and vegetables. Each sculpture presents challenges such as stacking, spinning, sorting and rocking and invites its young audience to explore. Toddlers use play to understand the world around them and develop important skills as they interact with each food sculpture.

“Wobbleland embraces skill development and exploration for our youngest learners in such a beautiful and creative way,” says Anne Fullenkamp, Senior Director of Creative Experiences at the Children’s Museum. “We’re happy to have exhibits like this and the interactive sculpture Gymlacium in MuseumLab to provide uniquely physical learning spaces that you can enjoy in any season.” 

Components include:

  • Orange Seed Sorter – Take orange “seed” balls and drop them into holes throughout an orange big enough to sit in
  • Avocado Seesaw – Teeter an avocado slice in the form of a classic playground piece with a spinning seed in the middle
  • Watermelon Boat – climb aboard a refreshing nine-foot sailboat
  • Tomato Stacking Game – Stack tomato slices as big as a car tire on a central stem
  • Cantaloupe Slice – lounge or rock along a comfy slice of melon
  • Celery Tunnel – (it’s not just a vehicle for peanut butter)

The exhibit was developed as an art installation by artist Marisol Rendón in collaboration with The New Children’s Museum. The original themed exhibit, Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food, opened at The New Children's Museum in October 2013.

“Wobbleland, designed for play and exploration, has a level of interactivity that is one of the truly unique parameters of this experience,” says Rendón. “At the time that I completed Wobbleland, my children were five and two years old, respectively. The space was designed with them in mind.”

Wobbleland will be at the Children's Museum through January 2024.