the big picture
IMAGINE A PLACE WHERE BOOKS LIVE & BREATHE IN A BUILDING OVERFLOWING WITH STORIES...
The Rabbit hOle is bringing a national center for children’s literature to Kansas City!
THE WORLD'S FIRST / EX * PLOR * A * STOR * I * UM /
This wholly unique experience will offer a chance to explore literature in entirely new ways. Visitors will engage with discoverable environments, embark on radically immersive narrative journeys, enjoy curated exhibits, performances, and an evolving array of permanent exhibitions.
In conjunction with the Explor-a-Storium, The Rabbit hOle will house a printing press and bindery, a library and archive, a working bookstore, and a theater. With an abundance of programming options including stage productions, writing and story labs, book-making workshops, professional development opportunities for educators, and visiting author events and residencies, The Rabbit hOle will serve as a dynamic resource for artistic, literary, and sociocultural discovery for humans of all ages.
A PLAN. A PROMISE. A BIG IDEA.
The Rabbit hOle is in the process of identifying a building that will serve as a permanent hOme where the full vision can be implemented. Since our establishment as a 501(c)(3) in March of 2015, The Rabbit hOle has made steady progress as a planning organization in the areas of capacity building, exhibit design, donor and publisher cultivation, and branding. At the same time, we’ve begun modeling some of the magic to come through a series of successful exhibit prototypes designed to demonstrate The Rabbit hOle’s aesthetic and programmatic possibilities, while delivering immediate value to the community.