"Wonder Works" opens Dec. 20 at The Magic House.Photo courtesy of The Magic House.
The Magic House will open a new, permanent 2,000-square-foot exhibit geared to children through second grade and their families on Sunday, Dec. 20. “Wonder Works” is designed to foster children’s understanding of STEAM skills (science, technology, engineering, art and math) through hands-on exploration and play.
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. Visitors can draw artistic inspiration from real fish in a saltwater aquarium, which they can sketch and bring to life in a virtual underwater world. Through creative play they can travel under the sea in a submersible vehicle play structure and develop their gross motor skills as they crawl and climb through tunnels, a balance beam, slides and a mirror climber. Children can learn about simple machines and physics through catapults, race cars and an Archimedes screw; explore the natural world through rocks and minerals; and gain new understanding of insects by studying them under a microscope.
"Wonder Works" replaces "A Little Bit of Magic," and incorporates some of the most popular components of the original exhibit. Frequent visitors will recognize the swirly slide, crawl tunnels and other fan favorites, which have received updates in the new exhibit.
The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, 63122. General admission is $10 for ages 1 and up. Call 314-822-8900 for more information.