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Kohl Children’s Museum unveils interactive Marquee Sports Network exhibit

2 months agoStaff Report

Marquee Sports Network experience encourages kids to learn more about all aspects of TV production and broadcasting

Quick hits:

  • Marquee Sports Network exhibit opens Thursday, September 29 at Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Accessible to the public from 2-4:30 PM Tuesday through Friday
  • Kids can sit behind replica Marquee desk and pretend to be a broadcaster, calling Cubs and Sky highlights, plus much more!

For immediate release / September 28, 2022

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network and Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, Ill. have partnered on a new exhibit at the Museum spotlighting all aspects of Marquee’s studio and game production, highlighted by a full-scale replica of Marquee Sports Network’s studio desk.

Beginning Thursday, September 29, Chicago area kids can explore the exhibit and go-behind-the-scenes in the day of a life of a Marquee broadcaster or producer, including replicating play-by-play calls and highlight packages at the Marquee desk, or go behind the camera and try their hand at studio production.

The exhibit includes highlights of both Chicago Cubs and Chicago Sky games, allowing kids to practice their play-by-play calls of home runs, great defensive plays and game-winning three-pointers.

“We’re very excited to partner with Marquee Sports Network on this new exhibit,” said Stephanie Bynum, Kohl Children’s Museum’s Vice President of Programs. “It’s a lot of fun for little kids – and their older siblings – to see what goes on in a sports broadcast booth and then be the star of the show.”

Bynum points out that giving kids the opportunity to “pull the curtain back” on what they see so often on TV might even spark interest in a wide range of career opportunities, from broadcast journalism to television production.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Kohl Children’s Museum on this unique, kid-friendly experience,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy. “We look forward to this exhibit allowing kids to showcase their imagination as they interact with the Marquee studio set and dream of becoming the next great broadcaster!”

The Marquee Sports Network exhibit will be accessible to the public from 2–4:30 PM CT Tuesday through Friday, and is included with general admission.

See below for more images from the Marquee Sports Network experience at Kohl Children’s Museum (click image to expand): 

ABOUT KOHL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Kohl Children’s Museum (KCM) is on a mission to create learning experiences that spark imagination and curiosity. Since 1985, KCM has been a place for children, families, educators, and caregivers to learn through play while engaging in enriching, STEAM-based activities. The Museum’s 17 interactive indoor exhibits and two acres of outdoor park provide the backdrop for children between birth and eight years of age to learn and grow through self-directed play. Each area of the Museum and all of its educational programs are grounded in early childhood research, and designed to nurture holistic child development, including cognitive, social, emotional, creative, and physical skills. In recognition for its outstanding exhibits and impact on Chicagoland families, Kohl Children’s Museum was recently featured in USA Today’s 10 Best Children’s Museums in North America competition. Kohl Children’s Museum is located at 2100 Patriot Blvd. in Glenview. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.kcmgc.org or call (847) 832-6600.

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local live sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Marquee Sports Network is available within the Cubs home television territory in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and is carried on more than 50 cable providers, as well as streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) and fuboTV. For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.

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