Family Days at the World Chess HOF | Kids Out and About St. Louis

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Family Days at the World Chess HOF


4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO, 63108
United States


Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
$5 per child | Free for Family-level WCHOF members


4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years Adults & kids together
Contact name: 
Kathryn Adamchick
Come learn and play! Saturday Family Days are designed for families with children (ages 3-11) and feature a kid-friendly tour of the current exhibits and related art or movement activity. Each week focuses on a different theme—repeat multiple themes or come and explore a new one!


Make and Play

Make a chess set of your very own! Using materials ranging from soda bottles to clay, Make and Play is a day to think creatively about the game of chess. Children will leave with a handmade and designed piece or two of their very own, as well as a new perspective on artistic problem solving.


Wear and Share

From medals and trophies to masks and crowns, children will make something they can wear and share proudly. Inspired by our exhibits, and created from a variety of media, everything is unique and personal to the child who made it.


Champions of Chess

Based around our changing history exhibit on the third floor, this theme day will focus on one moment or person in chess history, with a specific craft or activity designed for that day. Children will have fun making connections between art, chess, and the past.


Tell Your Story

Make crafts based upon our exhibitions and shaped by your personality! From journals to banners, children get the chance to create crafts that either represent them or give them the opportunity to represent themselves.  


$5 per child | Free for Family-level WCHOF members All children must be accompanied by an adult. Sessions last approximately one hour. Registration is limited; Reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, RSVP to