Sid the Science Kid Super-Duper Exhibit at the Magic House in St. Louis is a fun exhibit for younger kids. They get to play in Sid’s world, learn about science and have tons of fun.
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I know what you’re thinking. Denise has finally snapped and now she’s talking to the stuffed animals. Well, you’re not too terribly off. What really happened is I got a chance to review Sid the Science Kid, the Super-Duper Exhibit, at the Magic House on a school day.
(Thanks for the free review ticket’s Magic House!)
Mitch was booked solid, so he couldn’t do the review with me.
I wasn’t about to go into the Magic House alone, looking like some creepy stalker lady snapping pictures of other people’s kids. So I did something much more reasonable. I took a stuffed sheep.
Not just any sheep, this is Baby Lamb, Mitch’s constant companion. Mitch uses him like a ventriloquist doll, so I talk to the sheep a lot around here. A. Lot.
See how I made him a little press hat? That makes it totally not weird at all.
Sid the Science Kid is a children’s program on PBS–I remember watching it with Mitch when he was smaller. It’s aimed at preschoolers, but the Magic House exhibit is good for younger school kids too. Mitch is a first grader, and I know he’ll love it. There’s plenty of simple science experiments like weighing items, measuring things, and studying the effects of gravity.
There’s lots of hands on learning opportunities that are so much fun, kids won’t realize they’re hip deep in science. The giant microscope was pretty cool, as was the scale and magnet experiments.
Kids can do a lot of things straight from the show. They can make a science journal, take a ride in Grandma’s car, sit on Sid’s bed, and even play on the playground from Sid’s school. Check out this playhouse from Sid’s backyard!
There’s a dress up area, too. I decided to be a pilot.
I have one piece of important advice for parents. Please, please, please accompany your children around the exhibit! There are many signs explaining the science experiments and if you’re not there to read it to them, they may do something silly. Like try to pick glued cookies off a sheet, tear things apart or worse…ride a skateboard that is meant for stuffed animals–not children!
I talked to Blue Dog and Little Monkey, who live at the Sid exhibit, and they agree. Read the signs people! Don’t just let your kids bang on the experiments! They aren’t learning anything that way…just breaking stuff before the rest of the kids get here.
Sid the Science Kid, the Super-Duper Exhibit, was made by the fine Magic House people. The exhibit runs from now until August, then they’ll pack it up and send it to another city.
Sid’s exhibit is included with regular admission to the Magic House ($9.50 per person over 1).