Ride Brightline and Travel Down The Yellow Brick Road To Virgin MiamiCentral’s Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit

Open Now Through Sunday, June 16, Fans of All Ages Are Invited To Board The Wizard of Oz Experience, In Partnership With Miami Children’s Museum

MIAMI, Fla. (March 20, 2019) – Brightline is South Florida’s Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit Experience, in partnership with Miami Children’s Museum and in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the classic movie.  Housed in Virgin MiamiCentral Station, the Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit is open now through Sunday, June 16.  Included with the purchase of a Brightline ticket, guests can travel from the Gale Farm to the colorful Land of Oz, where they will explore Munchkinland, The Crossroads, The Witch’s Castle and The Emerald City™ before heading back over the rainbow to Miami, because, of course, “there’s no place like home.”

Open 7 days a week through June 16, riders are invited to a multi-sensory educational experience, with activities centered around art, music and science inspired by the classic movie.  Special events will be held throughout the duration of the exhibit; meet DOROTHY™, SCARECROW™, COWARDLY LION™ and TIN MAN™, take a guided tour led by the Miami Children’s Museum staff in addition to other experiences for fans of all ages to be announced.

Exclusive elements from the original film will be on display, including the infamous RUBY SLIPPERS™.  Visit the wagon of Professor Marvel and create your own tornado in DOROTHY’S™ bedroom.  Explore Munchkin houses before entering The Emerald City™.  Create a “Horse of a Different Color” and play at the kaleidoscope and prism stations, but “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

“We are excited to welcome guests of all ages this spring for a magical, one-of-a-kind interactive experience at Brightline’s Virgin MiamiCentral station,” said Johanna Rojas, Brightline’s Vice President of Marketing.  “We love collaborating with local partners, like the Miami Children’s Museum, to offer our riders unexpected special events year-round.”

“Miami Children’s Museum is thrilled to partner with Brightline to provide fun educational experiences for children and their families,” said Deborah Spiegelman, CEO/Executive Director, Miami Children’s Museum. “The partnership is an example of how the Museum extends beyond its 4 walls to serve South Florida’s diverse community.”

There’s no place like Virgin MiamiCentral, the first-of-its kind lifestyle destination for transit, dining, entertainment, living, and business.  Ride Brightline between March 16 and June 16 and expect to be transported to the magical land of Oz or check out the soon-to-open Central Fare marketplace.  For those looking to book a private tour or for groups, including seniors and students, the Munchkin Bunch Rates start at $15.  To reserve your group experience, email guestservices@gobrightline.com.  To book your ride to Brightline’s Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit Experience and for more information, visit https://www.gobrightline.com/.

About Brightline

Brightline is the new benchmark for travel by train in America with express inter-city passenger rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with expected future service to Orlando and Tampa, and expected future service connecting Las Vegas and Southern California. Providing a travel option that lives at the intersection of transportation and hospitality, the service will ease the stress of traffic, provide a simple and intuitive experience from door to destination, and foster new opportunities to explore more of Southeast Florida and the Southwestern United States. Brightline is the only privately owned, operated and maintained express intercity passenger rail system in the United States. For more information, visit our website: www.gobrightline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About MiamiCentral

MiamiCentral is the new hub for all things transportation, leisure and business. The transformational, transit-oriented development spans six Downtown Miami city blocks and features Brightline’s Miami Station, in addition to connectivity to Metromover, Metrorail and future Tri-Rail service. At MiamiCentral, retail and dining venues, including a food hall experience, make-up an expansive promenade surrounding two residential towers with over 800 apartments collectively known as Park-Line MiamiCentral. The monumental development, by Florida East Coast Industries, has completed its office component delivering both 3 MiamiCentral and 2 MiamiCentral, reimagining Miami’s Central Business District. Underway and opening in phases, MiamiCentral offers a first-of-its-kind lifestyle destination for transit, dining, entertainment, living and business.

About Miami Children’s Museum

Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to reach their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 16 galleries, classrooms, and a 200-seat auditorium. The Museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; KidSmart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the Museum, please visit our website: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding.  The Museum is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.