Meet the Cat in the Hat at the California Academy of Sciences during “Let’s Get Wet Week!”

KQED Summer Fun Adventures offers prizes and photo ops on Tuesday, July 23, and Sunday, July 28, as part of a water-themed week with The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

Want to meet the Cat in the Hat? KQED will be bringing your favorite Dr. Seuss character to the California Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, July 23, at 10am–1pm, and on Sunday, July 28, at 11am–5pm as part of the popular series’ summer special “Let’s Get Wet Week,” which airs on KQED Public Television July 22–26. Participate in water-themed activities, learn about the fastest fish and swiftest sailboats at the California Academy of Sciences’ new Built for Speed exhibit, win prizes, gather for a reading from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library (Sunday only) and take your photo with the Cat! Visit kqed.org/events for more information.

KQED MemberCard holders receive $3 off general admission at the front door. Restrictions: This offer does not apply to tickets purchased online and cannot be combined with other offers. Limit discount up to four general admission tickets.

Summer is here, but the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally are beating the heat as they explore all things wet this week! In an all-new episode of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on Monday, July 22, Sally and Nick learn how seabirds can dive deep into the water to catch their food. The aquatic adventures continue all week long, as the Cat and friends play with a river hippo, swim with manatees and explore coral reefs. It’s all part of the PBS KIDS summer learning initiative. “Let’s Get Wet Week” airs July 22–26 at 8:30am on KQED 9 and at 3pm on KQED Plus. Please visit PBSKIDS.org/catinthehat to find Cat in the Hatactivities and games for kids, tips for parents and lesson plans for educators.

About KQED Public Television:
KQED Public Television, one of the country’s most popular public television stations, brings the values of public media to homes around the Bay Area with Emmy Award–winning programming that inspires, informs and entertains. KQED Public Television produces local series like Check, Please! Bay Area, This Week in Northern California, Truly CA, San Francisco Opera and ImageMakers as well as popular programs for national broadcast such as Essential Pépin, QUEST and Film School Shorts. KQED Public Television also distributes programming to public media stations across the country including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Roadtrip Nation and Joanne Weir’s Cooking School. kqed.org/tv

KQED Public Television channels are KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area, also available in HD), KQED Plus (Bay Area, also available in HD) and KQET (Monterey/Salinas).

KQED also offers digital channels available via XFINITY and over-the-air, each with distinct quality programming: KQED World, KQED Life, KQED Kids and KQED V-me (Spanish language).

About The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
was created in response to recent findings that children graduating from kindergarten are less prepared to learn about science than about other subjects. The series supports young children’s science learning by introducing scientific inquiry skills, teaching core science concepts and vocabulary, and preparing preschoolers for kindergarten and first grade science curriculum — all in whimsical style.

A team of science and early childhood experts developed the curriculum for the series. Each episode begins with a question posed by Sally or Nick. Then, guided by the Cat, the kids figure things out by observing, collecting, and managing clues, making connections, constructing and evaluating theories, and having discussions – all in a preschool-appropriate manner. Produced by Portfolio Entertainment Inc. and Collingwood O’Hare Productions, in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children’s Entertainment, Treehouse, and PBS KIDS, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is based on Random House’s bestselling Beginner Book collection, “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library.”

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new worlds through television, online, and community-based programs. For more information on specific PBS KIDS programs supporting literacy, science, math, and more, visit PBS.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About Random House Children’s Entertainment, LLC
Random House Children’s Entertainment, a division of Random House Children’s Books, is dedicated to expanding the reach of children’s stories beyond books to a variety of traditional and new media platforms. Drawing from the rich and varied library of books published by Random House, the company’s mission is to create, produce, and distribute quality projects for young people that will educate, enlighten, and entertain. Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, ebooks and apps, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. Random House is also the longtime home of the beloved and bestselling Dr. Seuss books which continue to make learning to read fun for millions of children everywhere. Seussville (www.seussville.com) — the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Web — is the place for children of all ages to play and learn with Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully whimsical books and classic characters. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, a leading international media company.

*Ratings Source: NTI NPower, PBS KIDS’ Monthly Ranker | September 2010–November 2012