Dora the Explorer and Diego Traveling Exhibit in Indiana and California

In February 2011 Dora and Diego-Let’s Explore began its 5 year international tour.   Its first stop was the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis Indiana.   Now the exhibit has returned to that museum and is also visiting the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California.   Both locations will have the exhibits for several months during the first part of this year: January 28th through May 6, 2012.

It is no surprise that these exhibits would be widely popular with families.  The exhibit includes fun and educational opportunities for children to explore.     There are areas for the children to engage in interactive learning and play.  Children can explore the rainforest and swing across monkey bars.    You can play in several different themed areas based on character and locations on the “Dora the Explorer” and “Go! Diego Go!” television programs:  Tico’s Nutty Forest, Isa’s Flowery Gardens, Purple Planet, Rainforest Maze, and The Pirate Piggies’ Ship.

More information can be found on the individual museums’ websites.

Children’s Museum Indianapolis

Discovery Science Center

Go,Diego, Go Voice Starts Music Career

Voice behind Go Diego Go’s Diego is now making its way to musical singles. Matt Hunter, who provided the voice of Diego, Dora the Explorer’s animal recuing cousin, from season 4 to season 5 of the show is now making his debut into the music industry. According to an article on Fox, Hunter describes his music as something without a Latin touch. He says that many people will likely compare him to popular male teen musician, Justin Bieber, but his music will have more of Latin touch.

Below is a video of Matt Hunter singing Home for the Holidays, which shows off his great voice.

Dora the Explorer and Diego Go Exploring in the Kitchen

Dora the Explorer and Diego want to get kids cooking with a new cook book created for children.  The book,  Dora and Diego Let’s Cook, has  recipes that  are designed for children to make with a grown-up.  There are fun recipes with names of the characters from the show Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego Go!  One such recipe Swiper’s Blueberry Hill Muffin 

 The book includes:

  • 50 recipes featuring Dora, Diego and their friends, plus 50 full-color recipe photos.
  • “Kids Help” icons flagging steps in every recipe where kids can lend a hand with tasks like washing fruit or mixing batter.
  • Spanish words and phrases that let kids learn a new language while they learn about cooking.
  • Helpful material on health and nutrition for preschoolers, plus the basics of how to get kids involved in the kitchen, including kitchen safety.

Free Version of Dora the Explorer and Diego Apps Available Soon

Free apps for the iPod and iPhone featuring Dora the Explorer and Diego will be available soon. These new apps will not have all the features of the paid versions.

Dora Saves Crystal Kingdom–Rainbow Ride Lite
Help Dora as she is collecting and counting crystals as she slides down a rainbow.

Go, Diego, Go: Musical Missions Lite
Diego will need your help to get the animals to come out of their hiding places. You will play a flute so that Diego’s animal friends will come out.

New Go,Diego, Go iPhone and iPod App

Are the preschoolers taking over the iPhones and iPods. Nickelodean and has a series of apps that are currently on the market and newly released. The Apps include “Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom”, and “Go, Diego, Go: Musical Missions.”

In “Go, Diego, Go: Musical Missions”, users can play along with Diego as he uses music to rescue the shy animals of the world. The new Nickelodeon apps are available for $1.99 each from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore

“Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego Go!” two of the most Engaging Shows

Kids and their moms and dad love to watch “Dora the Explorer” and “Go ,Diego Go!”

The “Stickiness” Index lists the top-25 “stickiest” 30-minute, 60-minute and 120-minute primetime programs based on proprietary information derived from Rentrak’s TV Essentials service which tracks anonymous set-top-box viewing information.

The “Stickiness” Index is based on the average percentage of the program viewed, divided by the average percentage viewed for all series of that duration during Monday-Saturday primetime (8pm-11pm) and Sunday primetime (7pm-11pm). Programs with the most engaged viewers will have higher “stickiness” indexes.

Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego Go!” were two of the top sticky shows. “Dora the Explorer” showed up twice on the list at number 9 and number 23. Although no exact explanation was given, it may have been because they were considering Dora the Explorer shows that aired at different times during the day or the week. Nick Jr does have many different showings of Dora the Explorer throughout the day. “Go, Diego Go!” ranked at number 25 for that’s week of measurements.

Rentrak Stickiness Press Release