The Magic School Bus is making an extended stop at the Magic House starting on Feb. 9. "The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm" exhibit will be open at the children's museum through May 27, 2013.
The Magic School Bus, a popular children's book series published by Scholastic, is known for taking readers on amazing adventures. The exhibit at the Magic House takes visitors into every type of weather imaginable, according to a Magic House news release. In this exhibit the Magic School Bus becomes a "flying" weather observatory. Visitors will experience weather-related activities including: mixing up their own weather, measuring lightning distances and discovering what causes those brilliant flashes at a thunderstorm window, experiencing extreme weather through weather portholes, and creating their own unique snowflakes using ice crystals.
Visit Ms. Frizzle's classroom for hands-on science projects, including Ralphie's Hot Air Balloon Race, Carlos' Air Blasters and Wanda's Water Cycle Wheel. The exhibit also includes a field trip with Ms. Frizzle's class to the Walkerville Weather Center, where museum visitors have the opportunity to go on location as a reporter dressed for the weather, to get the inside scoop on weather terms and vocabulary, and to see footage of tornadoes and other cool video clips.
The exhibit is free with admission. The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, Mo., 63122. Call 314-822-8900 or visit their website for more information.