World Chess Hall of Fame

Family Day at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Explore the current exhibitions at the World Chess Hall of Fame during a kid-friendly tour, take part in hands-on activities for kids, and play and learn about the game of chess at these special Family Days. These events are designed for families with children ages 5 to 12. Each day has a different theme.

Admission is free for members at the Family level, or $5 per child for non-members. Sessions are limited to 24 children, so registration is recommended. Family Days are held on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End.

To RSVP and for more information: worldchesshof.org

 

Saint Louis Chess Club

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St. Louis, MO 63108

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session.  Instruction offers a solid, basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess, including:   Read More

Toddler Tuesday at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Toddler Tuesdays at the World Chess Hall of Fame are designed for children ages birth to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Each session has a different theme developed to engage young minds. Activities focus on creativity and cognitive development. There are also light refreshments and time for socializing. 

Cost is $5 per adult/child pair, one adult per child. Free for members. 9 a.m.

More information and to RSVP: worldchesshof.org

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November is a great time to give thanks and spend quality time with family. There are plenty of fun ways to explore, celebrate and learn together all across the St. Louis area. Here are our top picks for family-friendly events in November:

Kings, Queens and Castles: Final Days!

Kings, Queens and Castles is an innovative exhibition that brings the chess board to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy.

Kids can explore a castle, become their favorite chess piece on a life-size board, create their own crown, all while learning about one of the world's oldest and best loved games. This exhibit is solely focused on children and chess. With a giant medieval castle, slides, life-size chessboard, large-scale chess pieces and chess-playing and art-making stations, children of all ages and chess-playing ability will be able to experience the ancient game in a brand new way. The exhibition closes on Sept. 11.

More information: worldchesshof.org

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When it comes to teaching your kids the game of chess, you could introduce it hunched over a game table for hours, discussing strategy with antsy little ones whose attention spans are short as they are. Or, you could truly immerse them by taking them inside the game, where they can learn the finer points of competition through make-believe play and plot out their winning moves on a giant chess board.

Kings, Queens & Castles Opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame

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

 

ROOKie Readers

ROOKie Readers is a literacy program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Each week. little ones can enjoy a different story and a variety of games and activities. Each session lasts approximately one hour.

Cost is $5 per adult/child pair. Free for members of the World Chess Hall of Fame. One adult per child required. There is a limit of 12 adult/child pairs per session.

10 a.m. At the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End.

More information and to RSVP: worldchesshof.org

 

 

Locations: St. Louis

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