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
You and your kids can learn about space, science, the solar system and lots more in a fun, hands-on way during Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center. Simulated Space missions are geared for families with kids ages 6 and up, and some for families with kids ages 11 and up.
Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, a petting zoo and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for the whole family. There will be pony rides, a children's carnival, opportunities to feed goats and other farm animals, caramel apples, funnel cakes and more.
Kids can enjoy bubble fun from The Magic House, the St. Louis Police Department Operation Polar Cops ice cream truck, face painting, games, and explore the St. Louis Fire Department fire truck. There will be 300 free lunches provided for children 12 and under.