Education – What’s New!
New Field Trip Programs
Classic Field Trip: Grades 2 – 8
Available October 8 through December 18, 2013
The Magic House is gearing up for a great season as the traveling exhibit Football kicks off in early October.
Students will investigate the science concepts and skills of football in a hands-on exhibit dedicated to one of America’s favorite pastimes. Football fans and players of all ages will be able to explore the scientific laws and principles that govern the game while they test their reaction time, balance, speed and passing skills to find out if they are ready for the big game.
Schedule your visit soon before our Football season ends!
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!
Preschool – Grade 3
Available January 28 through May 23, 2014
What’s the big idea? Sid the Science Kid wants to know! Grab your magnifying glass, roll up your sleeves and leap into this interactive exhibit that builds skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while leading children on a journey of scientific discovery. Created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company and inspired by the PBS KIDS TV series, Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! is a nationally traveling exhibit that invites children to explore everyday science questions in Sid’s home, on the playground, and at school in the Super Fab Lab. Designed to encourage the emerging scientist in kids ages 3 through 8, this hands-on and minds-on adventure sparks their natural curiosity about the world.
New Professional Development Workshops
NEW! Storytime Science and Math: The Next Chapter
Check out the new edition of this professional development workshop. Using favorite children's books as inspiration, Magic House educators will provide creative ideas on how to use storytime to integrate hands-on science and math activities into the early childhood curriculum.
A Little Bit of Science
Join Museum educators as they intoduce hands-on activities that support the Missouri Early Learning Standards in Science. Early childhood educators will gather engaging teaching strategies and hands-on activities to spark the excitement of science discovery and exploration in the early childhood classroom.
Target Title 1 Field Trips
The Magic House is honored to team with Target to provide Title 1 schools throughout the bi-state region of Missouri and Illinois with free field trip tours for students in Kindergarten through 5th grades! Take aim soon to reserve your space for this limited opportunity!
Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees
(FREE Teacher Workshop and Field Trip)
This October workshop is designed to assist teachers in preparing students to participate in the Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees financial literacy field trip tour and provide ideas on integrating economic education into the classroom. Attendance at the FREE teacher workshop grants each teacher a FREE field trip! Find more details in Professional Development.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.
Fall Field Trip Special – September and October 2013
Reserved field trip admission rates are falling to $3 per person for schools visiting during September and October 2013. Make your reservations early before this good buy sells out. (Regular field trip price is $5.75.) Review the many tours available by visiting School Field Trips.
Fall Outreach Special – September and October 2013
Half-price rates are available for daytime outreach programs scheduled for the months of September and October 2013. Review the many programs available by visiting Outreach Programs.
Kids Can Help – November 2013
It is better to give than to receive. During November 2013, students and adults who donate a can of food will receive FREE admission when visiting on a reserved Classic or Science Detectives field trip tour. All canned foods will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
Bring a Book – February 2014
Donate a NEW picture book for children under 5 and receive FREE admission when visiting on A Little Bit of Magic February 2014 reserved field trip tour. One book per person is required. Books will be donated to Ready Readers, a program for young children from low-income communities. Please note: NO board books, chapter books, textbooks, activity books, workbooks, sticker books or coloring books can be accepted for FREE admission.
New Year Special – January 2014
Ring in the new year at The Magic House! Schools visiting on a reserved field trip tour during January 2014 will be admitted for a special admission rate of $3 per person. Review the many tours available by visiting School Field Trips.
For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.288.2513.