There's a new science kid in town, and he's looking for some friends to explore with him! Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit opens to the public at The Magic House Saturday, Jan. 25. St. Louis Sprout got a sneak peek of the exhibit, and here is what you can expect.
The 2,500-square-foot exhibit replicates places Sid frequents in his popular animated show on PBS, "Sid the Science Kid." Kids can take a seat in Sid's grandmother's bright yellow car, sing into Sid's microphone and play on his playground. They can even conduct science experiments and look through a microscope in Sid's classroom. The exhibit allows kids to experience Sid's home, too, including his treehouse, bedroom and kitchen. And don't forget, Sid himself! He makes in-person appearances in his exhibit.
In addition to experiencing scenes from the show, stations throughout the exhibit provide opportunities for kids to learn about everyday science with hands-on activities. Topics include the five senses, laws of motion, magnetism, air power, friction, elasticity, balance, microscopes, and simple machines like levers and pulleys. Activities were created for children ages 2 through 8. The exhibit is accessible for toddlers and preschoolers, and there are more indepth activities for older children to investigate.
The Sid the Science Kid exhibit is the fourth traveling exhibit The Magic House has completed. The Kirkwood children's museum has also created Superkids Save the World, Magic Treehouse and Once Upon a Time exhibits. Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit was created in collaboration with the Jim Henson Company. It will be open at The Magic House through Aug. 31, 2014.
The Magic House is at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, Mo., 63122. Call 314-822-8900. Admission to Sid the Science Kid is included with general museum admission.