A new exhibit coming soon to The Magic House will encourage young children’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “Wonder Works” is scheduled to open in December and will foster children’s understanding of STEM skills through exploration and play.
The new, permanent 2,000-square-foot exhibit is geared to children through second grade and their families. Through educational content and programming that is in line with state and national standards, the exhibit will help develop young visitors’ creativity, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Children can learn about physics by building a toy car, explore the science behind a whirligig and operate pulleys to move balls into the air. Young artists will be able to put their observation skills to work sketching fish in a live aquarium, then watch them become part of a virtual underwater world.
"Wonder Works" will be in the renovated "A Little Bit of Magic" space and will incorporate some of the most popular aspects of that exhibit. The exhibit, which is currently in the development stages, is made possible by support from several sponsors, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Bill Canfield, Harry Edison Foundation, the Eric P. & Evelyn E. Newman Foundation, Crawford Taylor Foundation, KnowledgeLake, Beth & Larry Lenke/LGL Spine, Monsanto Fund, Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, Graybar, Susan Goldberg and other donors. Renovation of the facility was partially underwritten by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Neighborhood Assistance Program.
The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, 63122. Call 314-822-8900 for more information.