Missouri History Museum launches new educational program for families

This fall, the Missouri History Museum is launching a new free educational program for families with students from kindergarten through high school. History Exploration Days are participatory and engaging experiences that encourage families to work together while critically reflecting and having fun with history. The programs are offered one Friday and one Saturday per month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each month will focus on a different topic.

Gallery stops are walk-in activities that teach children how to make connections between their own lives and the lives of historical figures. Children can learn to understand changes over time by comparing and contrasting, and explore multiple perspectives on a wide range of subjects while learning about the history of St. Louis and exploring the exhibits and collections of Missouri History Museum.

The workshops will be offered at various times of the day and are customized for specific age groups. Activities will align with the theme of each month and could range from redesigning the grounds of l’Arche to forming focus groups focused on the subject of the exhibit.

The story will be offered twice a day, a morning session for young children, followed by a noon session for 7-11 year olds. The craft room will be open continuously throughout the day and provide fun learning experiences for all ages. Museum educators will be on hand to help learners of different ages participate meaningfully. Adults can create their own crafts alongside their children and share their own stories and family history while discussing the history of St. Louis.

All programs are free, no registration required. Visit the Museum’s website for full descriptions and daily schedules. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult.

September 17-18: what’s in a name?
October 22-23: Mythical Missouri
November 19-20: Celebrating the past and future of Indigenous people
17-18 Dec. : History and heritage: culinary traditions of Saint-Louis
21-22 Jan .: The factory of a museum: Behind “Beyond the poll”
February 18-19: Demonstrations and progress: the neighborhoods of St. Louis
March 18-19: “Sons of Saint Louis”
April 22-23: The gateway city goes green
May 20-21: Meeting at Forest Park: Universal Exhibition of 1904

The story takes place at the Missouri History Museum. Find out about special exhibits, events and other museum activities.

Featured events are a sponsored opportunity. For more information on sponsorship, send an email [email protected] or call 636-896-4179.

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