Exhibition “Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles” | Kids Out and About DMV

Exhibition “Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles”

Moomins, the beloved fairytale creatures living in Moominvalley and created by Finnish author Tove Jansson, are the subject of a visiting exhibition at National Children’s Museum as of September.

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The exhibition displays the rich history of Moomin animations, showing how the treasured stories have evolved from the first Moomin film to premiere on TV in 1959 to the most recent, magnificent 3D animation series, Moominvalley (2019). The exhibition highlights the universal values of the Moomins, such as freedom, equality and inclusion. A program of hybrid events and workshops will be on offer, including on the production of an animation and on the composition of the Moominvalley series’ music.

In this exhibition, you can simply let the stories carry you away – stories, which fascinate people of all ages. The exhibition will be on display at National Children’s Museum from September 3, 2021 until January 9, 2022.

Tickets: https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/tickets/
*While the Museum welcomes Moomin fans of all ages, adults (age 18+) and teens (13-17) are to be accompanied by a child (age 0-12) to enter the Museum. To visit Moomin Animations - Thrills + Cuddles without a child (age 0-12), please ticketing(a)nationalchildrensmuseum.org the Museum to inquire about reserving adult-and-teen-only tickets during special times.


- Special programming

Who is Moomintroll?
September 25, 10:30 am

The Animation Behind Moominvalley
October 16, 10:30 am

The Music of Moominvalley
November 20, 10:30 am

Christmas with the Moomins
December 11, 10:30 am

“Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles” was developed by the Moomin Museum in Finland in collaboration with Moomin Characters Ltd. and Gutsy Animations. It is brought to the United States by the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


National Children's Museum
Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States
Contact name: 
Embassy of Finland
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09:30am-12:30pm and 01:30pm-04:30 pm


All Ages