Kings, Queens and Castles is an exciting new children's exhibit focused on chess at the World Chess Hall of Fame. Developed in partnership with The Magic House, Kings, Queens & Castles is an interactive family exhibit that bring the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy.
Designed for children ages 3 to 11, the exhibit features an array of hands-on elements, such as a drawbridge leading to a castle, a dress-up station that transforms children into royalty and life-sized chess pieces with cutouts for faces, which makes for great photos!
At Kings, Queens & Castles, kids can:
- Walk across a drawbridge into a medieval castle complete with turret slides and a giant chess board floor.
- Use their creativity to create a fanciful crown, then don a royal cape and sit on a majestic throne to become a queen or king.
- Build castle walls with oversized interlocking bricks.
- Design and create their own shield to become a knight.
- Enjoy a game of chess with a friend while sitting on miniature thrones at a one-of-a-kind table.
- Take the exhibit experience home with you wtih an app that creates a personalized memory book of your visit and connects to a digital chess game.
Kings, Queens & Castles opens on Oct. 31 at the World Chess Hall of Fame and runs through Sept. 11, 2016. Special exhibit programing will be available at the World Chess Hall of Fame's Family Days and Toddler Tuesdays.
Admission is $5; free for members and children under 5; and free on Tuesdays. After its run at the World Chess Hall of Fame, Kings, Queens & Castles will move to The Magic House, then to other children's museum's nationwide.
More information: worldchesshof.org