Who better to serve as curator for the History Clubhouse, the Missouri History Museum’s new exhibit exclusively for kids, than a kid? The Museum’s newest Kid Curator, Kyan, 10, had the honor of taking a special behind-the-scenes tour of the History Clubhouse and served as a spokesperson for the exhibit in a short video.
Kyan’s family received free accommodations at the Drury Inn and Suites Forest Park. Kyan also received a free goodie bag from Sprout & About and the Missouri History Museum. Kyan’s brother, Lucian, 8, had an opportunity to tour the exhibit as well.
When nominating Kyan for the honor, Kyan’s mother Angela wrote, “Kyan is an enthusiastic history buff and would love the opportunity to share his passion with other children!”
The History Clubhouse, which opened in June, was designed with input from families to provide kids an interactive space to explore and experience history through hands-on exhibits and activities. Children can steer a steamboat on the Mississippi River, sell ice cream from an antique cash register at the 1904 World’s Fair, put on puppet shows and more.
“My favorite part was when I got to go fishing and I think a lot of people will like it,” Kyan said. “I learned that the art museum is an original building from the 1904 World’s Fair and is 111 years old.”
Admission to the Museum and the History Clubhouse are both free. Fans of the History Clubhouse can join the History Clubhouse Club, which includes members-only hours, exclusive family tours and events. The Missouri History Museum is located at 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63112.
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