Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
In Mad Science camps, kids have so much fun, they don't realize they're learning! Bubbles pop, rockets fly, and inventions are made! Discover our ooey gooey insides in Gross Out Science. Find out why things fly and build planes in Wings & Things. Make your own birdhouse in Make It camp, and lots more! Mad Science of St. Louis offers full- and half-day camps at locations throughout the metro area for ages 5-12. We put safety first! We're using local, state and national guidelines to keep children and staff safe. There's something for everyone at Mad Science camps, where kids will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds!
Our exciting 2021 camps include:
Dive into the world of Renaussance Master Leonardo da Vinci and discover his passion for science and nature. Featuring more than 60 life-size replicas of da Vinci's inventions and 20 replicas of his art, you will explore da Vinci's discoveries in engineering, fight, hydraulics, light, music and more.
The Curiosity Cube, a retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab, is sparking curiosity through interactive, hands-on science experiments, and it's visiting The Magic House to help introduce the possibility of a career in science to kids across the St. Louis metro area.
Visit the Saint Louis Science Center for Science at Sunset on Thursdays this summer. Enjoy food and drink specials, live music in the Science Center's outdoor exhibit, GROW, a working urban farm that tells the story of the science behind the food we eat, free admission to the limited-time exhibit GameXPloration, and discounted tickets to other attractions.
The Saint Louis Chess Club is offering free group chess instruction to kids and teens at various branches of the St. Louis County Library.
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.
The Magic House now offers a virtual art experience for children – multi-sensory Virtual Petite Picasso classes. Classes are taught live from the Art Studio at The Magic House, and a different art activity is featured each week!