Walk into downtown St. Louis and build your own Wainwright Building. Then, take a trolley ride back in time to life on the Mississippi in the 1800s — play dress-up, drive a steamboat downstream and pull the cord on the steamboat whistle! Next stop, the ancient city of Cahokia, where children will learn about this society and their way of life that is not so different from our modern society in many ways. Kids can harvest vegetables from the garden and play in a hut. Final stop, the 1904 World’s Fair, where ice cream cones were king, and families can run a concession stand or put on a puppet show. But don’t forget the Clubhouse! Explore this kids-only area where they can read, play games, and more.
In addition to the interactive gallery, educational programming will provide further opportunities for children to stimulate their imagination. Visit the Museum weekly for storytelling sessions that include a hands-on craft activity for children to take home. For a complete schedule of events in the History Clubhouse, visit mohistory.org/historyclubhouse. The History Clubhouse is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
History happens at Missouri History Museum. Learn about special exhibits, events and other activities at the museum.
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.
In the Sproutlight is a sponsored opportunity. For more information on sponsorship, email [email protected] or call 636-828-4246.