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2018 WGBY Kids Fan Day at the BBall Hall of Fame, Springfield

Everything you love about PBS KIDS!

WGBY Kids Fan Day brings your favorite PBS Kids characters to life. Proceeds benefit educational public television in western England. Free kid-sized ice cream with each ticket, courtesy of Friendly's. Get Tickets »


At WGBY Kids Fan Day, children get to meet (and hug!) some of their favorite characters. This year, PBS Kids visitors include:

  • Curious George
  • Daniel Tiger
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (courtesty of the Springfield Museums)

PLUS! Dress up in PBS Kids-themed costumes and join a Costume Parade. A free photo will be provided to any child arriving in a PBS Kids-inspired costume (courtesy of Mirror Mirror Interactive Photo Booths).


Families can tap their toes to PBS KIDS-inspired music performed by the UMass Worcester Jazz Ensemble. Then, it’s a “Caribbean Fiesta for Kids” with bilingual artists Jose Gonzalez & Banda Criolla.


The Odyssey Bookshop and R. Michelson Galleries present a “pop-up bookshop,” showcasing children’s literature and original artwork. See hand-drawn renderings of Arthur by Marc Brown, and explore the stories enjoyed by millions of children worldwide.

Plus! Meet local children’s writer Lisa Yee, author of the DC Super Hero Girls middle grade novel series, Harley Quinn at Super Hero High, and American Girl’s Girl of the Year books.


PBS Kids show-themed Activity stations are set up throughout the venue. Each station is hosted by an education-focused community or cultural partner. This year's stations are:

Additional stations (and cultural/community partners) included:


WGBY Kids Presents 'Let's Go Luna!'

Take a rest and enjoy advance screenings of the new PBS Kids show, Let's Go Luna. Let's Go Luna is the latest PBS Kids show. It premieres Wednesday, Nov. 21. Screenings are hosted by UMass Center at Springfield's The Healthy Development Initiative.

Follow the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the Moon, voiced by Judy Greer, guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people. The gang’s adventures take them through cities around the globe – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, music, art, architecture and other features that make each place distinctive.

CURIOUS GEORGE is a production of Imagine, WGBH, and Universal. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license; DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD © 2015 The Fred Rogers Company; SUPER WHY! © 2015 Out the Blue Enterprises LLC.; THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! © 2015, CITH Productions Inc.and Red Hat Animation Ltd. Underlying characters © 1957, 1985 Dr. Suess Enterprises LP.