Families can experience some of the wonder that those visitors encountered at the Missouri History Museum's exhibit, "The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward." Learn about the extravagant exhibits from 50 foreign countries and 43 of the then 45 states.
Kids can touch items made of staff, the temporary plaster that was the main exterior component of most of the buildings at the fair. Or maybe try their hand at making a budget for a visit to the Fair for a day — how far will $10 go when a streetcar ride is 5 cents, a ruby glass souvenir costs 25 cents, and lunch is 90 cents? Listen to some of the languages spoken at the Fair, see furniture from Austria, Ireland and China, and discover the wonders of the colossal, 265-foot tall Observation Wheel, whose 36 cars could carry 60 passengers each.
Nearly 20 million people visited the 1904 World's Fair. At the Missouri History Museum's exhibit, your family can walk in the footsteps of those visitors who came more than 100 years before, and discover the wonders of this exposition that has been forever ingrained in the region's identity.
Visit the Missouri History Museum's website to learn more.
To people of all ages and backgrounds, the Missouri History Museum is a leading cultural institution and community resource that offers exhibitions, programming and collections to explore the history of the region in order to better understand the world we live in and build a stronger community for the future.
The Jefferson Memorial Building section of the Missouri History Museum was originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, preceding the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. by more than 25 years. The museum now features special exhibits and St. Louis history galleries with interactive stations for children throughout.
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