New and Special Exhibits

Kings, Queens and Castles

October 1, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Kings, Queens & Castles, a children’s chess exhibit co-created by The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum, brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. Designed for children ages 3 to 11, Kings, Queens & Castles features an array of interactive elements including a medieval castle complete with turret slides, a giant chess board floor and life-size chess pieces, the chance to make custom made fanciful crowns, oversized interlocking bricks to build the castle walls, a custom digital memory book app and more. This new exhibit invites children to learn more about this classic game as well as to pique the interest for those who already play.

Wonder Works

Wonder Works is a unique exhibit area created especially for young children that takes curious minds and busy bodies on a fun, learning adventure filled with hands-on, feet-on activities.

• Explore simple machines
• Learn about the power of air
• Investigate the natural world
• Bring creativity to life in the Sketch Aquarium
• Improve gross motor skills through play on slides, tunnels, a climber and more!

With so much to discover and explore, this special place is sure to spark a sense of wonder in every child!