Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

The Magic House Announces Fall Learning Camp for K-5

With many school districts in the St. Louis area planning for remote-only or partial in-person school, some parents are looking for alternatives to a home-based online education or home schooling. The Magic House announced it will open Learning Camp, a supervised, socially distanced environment separate from museum visitors where kids in kindergarten through grade 5 can spend the day working on school work if needed, and participating in a STEAM-centered curriculum. 

Learning Camp will be similar to the museum's full-day summer camp program, which implemented social distancing and other CDC protocols successfully. Open five days a week with before and after care available, Learning Camp will supplement school-based learning with creative STEAM and social studies interactive experiences led by the education staff at The Magic House. A supervised and supported virtual learning lab will be available for students to complete online learning if needed. 

Each day begins with private exploration and play in the museum, followed by a variety of learning experiences, including robotics, 3D printing, pottery making and cultural education. The afternoon hours will be designated as a time for independent reading, schoolwork, and art experiences. Students will be divided into small group "play pods" with 10 students maximum to allow for social distancing within exhibit spaces and classrooms. 

Families can sign up for Learning Camp on the days they need a place for their children to learn away from home. There is a two day per week minimum. Members receive a discounted rate of $37.50 per day, with a daily rate for non-members of $45. Lunch, prepared by the museum's chef, is $5 per day, or students may opt to bring their lunch. Before and after care is available from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. for $10 for the morning session or $15 for both sessions. 

Learning Camp begins on August 24.

Pre-registration is available now. For information and to pre-register, visit magichouse.org

 

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Kids and teens ages 8-15 can learn the basics of using a potter's wheel to make functional clay pieces and non-functional sculptures in Clay Class: Wheel Throwing at Laumeier Sculpture Park. They'll study the fundamental techniques of wedging, centering and raising cylindrical forms such as bowls, cups and vases. 

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