Kachow!  The Woodlands Children’s Museum is revving up for summer with a visit from some favorite movie characters!

On Saturday, May 29, museum guests will have an opportunity to get up close for a photo meet and greet with the famous hot-shot race-car who loves going faster than fast, named Lightning McQueen.  Also on site will be the very optimistic, but sometimes forgetful, Tow Mater, and rival and antagonist, Jackson Storm, the poster “car” of a new generation of high-tech cars with little regard for the older race car generations.  There will also be a special appearance by one of the Tipping Tractors, a game that Mater and Lightning McQueen like to play in the pasture. The replica vehicles, from the Cars movie series, will be on site for families to enjoy from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“Part of our mission is to excite children through play.  Any time a child is pretending to be someone or something else, or playing with an object and pretending it's something else, they're engaging in imaginative play,” stated Angela Colton, the museum’s Executive Director.  “Whatever they choose to play and pretend, they're learning and developing important lifelong skills.  Our character meet and greets help with this process.”

Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for this popular event at www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.  A limited number of tickets will be sold and each ticket will be for a timed session in an effort to provide families with a safe and enjoyable experience.  Tickets are $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members.  Ticket prices include admission to the museum and a visit with the Cars characters.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located in the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381.  Tickets and additional information can be found at www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.  Follow the museum on Facebook @TheWoodlandsChildrensMuseum and on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoodlandsCM.