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
This version of It's A Wonderful Life has a clever twist: the story is staged as a play within a play. More specifically, a 1940s live radio broadcast within a play. Complete with microphones, live sound effects by a Foley artist, 1940s period costumes and a diverse company of characters, the adaptation charmingly tells the story of George Bailey and the town of Bedford Falls and brilliantly touches on all the fascinating character backstories. The play also illuminates the powerful, life-affirming message that one life can change the whole fabric of a community. The show, recommended for ages 8 and up, is 50 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A between the cast and audience.
Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission.