Education – What’s New!

2016-2017 Education Programs


Traveling Exhibits

Kings, Queens & Castles

Kindergarten through Grade 6
Available October 4, 2016 through December 16, 2016

Kings, Queens & Castles brings the game of chess to life and provides an engagingintroduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. This hands-on exhibit features an array of interactive elements including a drawbridge leading to a castle with a giant chess board floor, a dress-up station that transforms children into royalty, life-sized chess pieces and more. Students can show their creativity as they make a fanciful crown, then build the walls of the castle with stackable bricks!

Kings, Queens & Castles was created by The Magic House in partnership with the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation, a limited number of qualifying school groups will participate in this program free of charge.


Thanks to a generous grant from the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation, a limited number of qualifying school groups will participate in this program free of charge.

 

Daniel Tigerís Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

Preschool
Available February 14, 2017 through May 5, 2017

Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tigerís Neighborhood and grounded in Fred Rogersí landmark curriculum on social and emotional learning, this nationally traveling exhibit lets children step into Daniel Tigerís world and join him and his friends to explore the beloved Neighborhood. Children will work together to solve problems, use their imaginations, and play along with Danielís singable strategies to learn lifeís little lessons.

Daniel Tigerís Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit was created by the Childrenís Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company. © 2016 The Fred Rogers Company. All rights reserved.

 

For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the Education Department at educationinfo@magichouse.org or call 314.288.2513.

Title 1 Field Trips

The Magic House is honored to partner with Carr Lane Manufacturing Company to provide Title 1 schools throughout the bi-state region of Missouri and Illinois with free field trips for studentsin Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Special Discounts

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees – September 29 and October 5, 2016

(FREE Teacher Workshop and Field Trip)
This fall 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 2016

Reserved field trip admission rates are falling to $3.00 per person for schools visiting on a reserved Field Trip Tour during September and October 2016. Make your reservations early before this good buy sells out. (Regular field trip price is $6.00).

Fall Outreach Special – September 2016

Half-price rates are available for all daytime outreach programs scheduled during the month of September.

Kids Can Help – November 2016

It is better to give than to receive. During November 2016, 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.

Free First Week! – January 2017

Kick off 2017 with a FREE field trip to The Magic House, January 3rd-6th! School groups visiting on a reserved field trip program the first week of January will receive FREE ADMISSION for all students, teachers and one chaperone per five children. Be the first to call for this limited opportunity!

Access for All

FREE field trip programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis to schools where 50 percent or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Thanks to our generous donors who contributed to The Magic House Access for All Scholarships, which enables all students to have access to free earning experiences.

 

For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the Education Department at educationinfo@magichouse.org or call 314.288.2513.