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Hundred Acre Wood

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May 11 to June 30, 2024

Journey into the Hundred Acre Wood with everyone’s favorite teddy bear friend Winnie-the-Pooh. Spend time wandering Christopher Robin’s favorite woods and visit some of his favorite places, like Eeyore’s Gloomy Place or Rabbit’s Garden. Bounce along with Tigger and Roo as you follow their bouncing trails. Or spend a quiet moment in Owl’s library, reading about some of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet’s adventures. Playful fun awaits you in the Hundred Acre Wood!

Activities

  • Take photos in front of Winnie-the-Pooh’s house, or in Eeyore’s lean-to.
  • Try Winnie-the-Pooh’s stoutness exercise.
  • Read in Owl’s Book Nook.
  • Learn about the history of the real life bear named Winnie and A.A. Milne’s books.
  • Pretend play in Rabbit’s Garden, Kanga’s Kitchen, and Piglet’s Patch of Grass.
  • Build structures in Eeyore’s Gloomy Place.
  • Discover and play with Sensory Honey Jars.
  • Enjoy staff-led rotating programs including Heffalump and Woozle creations, Bounce like Tigger Obstacle Course, Pin-the-Tail on Eeyore, Story time in Owl’s Library, Teddy Bear Picnics, and more.

Add On Experience - Hundred Acre Wood Honey Hunt!

Christopher Robin needs your help to plan a surprise picnic for all his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Can you help get everything ready before all his friends arrive? But what’s this? It appears all the honey and picnic food have gone missing from the Hundred Acre Wood! Christopher Robin needs your help to find everything and finish setting up the party before his friends arrive.

Work together as you race against the clock in this new “Puzzle Room” adventure. Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you find clues, solve puzzles, and work as a team to find all the honey. This is an add-on experience, and additional tickets are required. The experience is 45-minutes in length and recommended for ages 4 and above. This experience will run on select days and times so please check the calendar for more details. Museum admission is required for this add-on activity, and includes access to the full Museum. The add on Honey Hunt is $8.00

The Hundred Acre Wood: Honey Hunt Dates
June 1, 3:00pm
June 8, 3:00pm
June 9, 10:00am
June 15,10:00am
June 16, 3:00pm
Additional dates to be announced.

Event Details
  • This is a limited capacity experience with a maximum of 20 people per session. The add on price for the Honey Hunt is $8.00.
  • This experience will require you and your party to work together with other parties at times. For a majority of the time you and your party will be working on your own to solve clues and puzzles, and will rejoin the larger group once you have finished your tasks. Please make sure to purchase tickets as a whole group to ensure you are not divided.
  • This experience is meant for ages 4 and up and encourages visitors of all ages to work together to solve puzzles and clues.
  • The Honey Hunt will include the book “Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear” by Lindsay Mattick, a Caldecott Medal award winning book valued at $19.99 one copy per transaction while supplies last.
  • More dates and times may be added, so please check back.

Do you know the story of the real Winnie?

Images photographed from the book Finding Winnie – The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn*

1914 – Lt. Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian from Winnipeg, Canada, leaves home to fight in World War I. His role is to care for the many horses that were used by soldiers during the War. While on the train journey, Harry comes upon a trapper who has a baby black bear cub that he is hoping to sell. Harry’s diary notes log the day (August 24th) on which he purchased the bear at the train station for $20 from the trapper. Harry names the cub Winnie, after Winnipeg.

Images photographed from the book Finding Winnie – The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn*
Winnie becomes the beloved mascot of the Second Canadian Infantry Brigade, and joins the soldiers on their long boat journey to England where they would prepare for the war in France. Thirty ships cross the Atlantic ocean to train in England with 36,000 men, 7,500 horses, and one bear.
While in England, Harry cares for the horses and Winnie, who becomes very close to the soldiers and often slept under Harry’s cot.
When it is time for the Regiment to go to France, Harry finds Winnie a new home at the London Zoo, where she is soon visited by A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin is smitten by Winnie and visits his furry friend often, feeding her condensed milk and receiving big bear hugs.
Christopher Robin decides to change his teddy bear’s name from “Edward” to “Winnie-the-Pooh” after his favorite zoo friend, Winnie the black bear. Christopher spends many hours exploring the woodlands of the Ashdown Forest, often accompanied by his stuffed animals.
Winnie-the-Pooh and some of Christopher Robin’s other stuffed animals, including Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger served as inspiration for his father’s stories. A. A. Milne first brought the character Winnie-the-Pooh to life in his 1924 book of children’s poetry, When We Were Very Young. This was followed by a full volume of Winnie-the-Pooh stories, including the popular, The House at Pooh Corner.
The original stuffed animals that inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories are currently being exhibited in the New York Public Library children’s section.
When Winnie the bear passed away in 1934 at the age of 20, her death made news around the world. Statues were erected at both the London Zoo and Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo of Lt.Harry Colebourn holding the front paws of Winnie as she stands on her hind legs—honoring the bond between the bear cub and the soldier that sparked the creation of an enduring literary classic.
Finding Winnie Cover of Book