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KidZania makes London debut with its £30m ‘global flagship’ location


Edutainment provider KidZania has launched what its president has called the flagship location for the world inside London’s Westfield Shopping Centre. Targeted at children aged


4-14, the £30m (US$47.2m, €42.1m) KidZania London is offering a one-of-a-kind experience to the UK, with a pint-sized city for children in the ultimate role-play activity. Designed to educate and empower, KidZania offers sessions across more than 60 different professions, crafted to ensure teaching of essential life skills including financial literacy and teamwork. “I’m very happy that Kidzania has been


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American Association of Museums (AAM) T: +1 202 289 1818 W: www.aam-us.org


Association of American Zoos & Aquariums T: +1 301 562 0777 W: www.aza.org


Association of Art Museum Directors T: +1 212 754 8084 W: www.aamd.org


Association of Independent Museums (AIM) T: +44 (0)1584 878 151 W: www.aim-museums.co.uk


Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) T: +44 (0)20 7222 1728 W: www.alva.org.uk


Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) T: +1 202 783 7200 W: www.astc.org


Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) T: +44 (0)141 229 0923 W: www.asva.co.uk


Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) T: +1 301 562 0777 W: www.aza.org


Australian Amusement Leisure & Recreation Association (AALARA) T: +61 7 3807 35 08 W: www.aalara.com.au


The Renault pit stop at KidZania London


embraced by different cultures all over the world,” said KidZania founder and global president Xavier López Ancona, speaking to AM2. “We started in Mexico 16 years ago. Seven years later we opened our second


facility in Monterrey and the same year we started the franchise scheme in Japan. Today it’s all over the world. We want London to be our global flagship.”


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European Association of Amusement Suppliers Industry (EAASI) T: +39 0522 554 176 W: www.eaasi.org


European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) T: +31 20 520 07 50 W: www.eaza.net


European Network of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite) T: +32 2 649 73 83 W: www.ecsite.eu


Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) T: +1 919 346 1123 W: www.giantscreencinema.com


Historic Houses Association (HHA) T: +44 (0)20 7259 5688 W: www.hha.org.uk


Hunger Games travelling exhibition makes debut in New York before tour


Lionsgate’s travelling Hunger Games exhibition has hit the road, making its long-awaited debut at its first stop in New York City for a six-month run before going on tour across the US. Having kicked off on 1 July


at Discovery Times Square, the 12,000sq ft (1,114sq m) exhibition includes the movie franchise’s costumes, props, photography, interactive experiences, set recreations and a Hunger Games retail store. The Thinkwell Group


are behind the exhibition, and have produced the experience in partnership with Imagine Exhibitions, while immersive environ-


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International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) T: +1 703 836 4800 W: www.iaapa.org


International Planetarium Society T: +1 808 969 9735 W: www.ips-planetarium.org


Irish Science Centres Awareness Network (ISCAN) T: +353 (0)51 302 865 W: www.iscan.ie


Museums Australia T: +61 2 6230 0346 W: www.museumsaustralia.org.au


National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) T: +44 (0)1536 513 397 W: www.farmattractions.net


NAVET T: +46 (0)33 41 00 09 W: www.navet.com


Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) T: +1 407 681 9444 W: www.oaba.org


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ments featured have been created using AV services from Electrosonic and fabrication from MC2. The second stop for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition has been set


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for February 2016 in San Francisco, California, where the exhibition will be held inside the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall.


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The Canadian Museums Association T: +1 613 567 0099 W: www.museums.ca


The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) T: +613 566 4247 W: www.canadiansciencecentres.ca


Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) T: +1 818 843 8497 W: www.teaconnect.org


World Waterpark Association (WWA) T: +1 913 599 0300 W: www.waterparks.org


Zoo & Aquarium Association T: +61 2 9978 4797 W: www.zooaquarium.org.au


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