Summer Satellite

The Magic House is hosting its first summer satellite location in north St. Louis County! Thanks to a special partnership with the Ritenour School District, The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum and the World Chess Hall of Fame, families can enjoy one of the Museum’s newest exhibits Kings, Queens & Castles 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 12 through August 11.

City of St. John Municipal Center
8944 St. Charles Rock Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114

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 sponsors: Albrecht Family FoundationJody Tromblee Young and The Villhard Family.

St. Louis County Library Special Programming

Visit The Magic House Summer Satellite location in North St. Louis County for special programming from St. Louis County Library!

Fairy Tale Science:

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 10, 2:00 pm

Three little pigs, billy goats gruff and Goldilocks all need your help. Use science to help your favorite fairy tale characters complete their fairy tales using science and engineering.

St. Louis County Library programming is free, registration not required.

Chess Camp with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will offer weeklong, half-day summer camp programs.

Sessions Dates:
August 7 – 11

Morning (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) or Afternoon (1:00 to 4:00 pm)

Half-Day: $30 per student
Full-Day: $50 per student (lunch not included)

To register, please email scholastics@saintlouischessclub.org