The Magic House is hosting a summer satellite location in north St. Louis County! Thanks to a special partnership with the Jennings School District, The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum and the World Chess Hall of Fame, families can enjoy the Museum’s Kings, Queens & Castles exhibit all summer long.
This one-of-a-kind exhibit will be open to the public free of charge Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, June 11 through July 27.
Gary Gore Elementary – Auditorium Entrance
2545 Dorwood Drive
St. Louis, MO 63136
This innovative children’s chess exhibit was co-created by The Magic House and the World Chess Hall of Fame and brings the game of chess to life while providing an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy.
Families can enjoy free play in the exhibit as they walk across a drawbridge into a medieval castle complete with turret slides and learn how to prepare for a game by arranging a giant chess board with large-scale pieces, don a royal cape and sit on a majestic throne to become a king or queen, use their creativity to make a fanciful crown and shield and enjoy a game of chess.
A special thanks to our exhibit sponsor Jody Tromblee Young.
Chess Summer Camps
The Saint Louis Chess Club will be offering affordable summer camps within the exhibit space. Chess Summer Camps will be offered for all age levels and playing strengths, especially elementary schoolchildren.
Camp sessions are led by Club-Certified scholastic chess instructors. Snacks will be provided but campers must provide their own meals and transportation.
– June 11 – 15
– June 18 – 22
– July 16 – 20
Morning (9 am – 12 pm) or Afternoon (1-4 pm): $45 per student
Full-day: $75 per student
To register: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Programs with St. Louis County Library
St. Louis County Library will join The Magic House at Gary Gory Elementary for special summer programs!
June 14, 2018: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
July 19, 2018: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Experience some of today’s top tech toys as you create your own STEM robot with the team from St. Louis County Library. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Library programs and admission are free, registration is not required.