New Children's Exhibit Opens Today at Crown Center
It's saving electricity with a single flip of a light switch. It's the power to turn an old tablecloth into a superhero cape and the ability to repair something instead of throwing it away after a crash, boom, bam. It's fighting pollution and saving the world one aluminum can at a time. It's ordinary kids making a difference. It's Super Kids Save the World, a complimentary exhibit opens today, May 24 to September 7 in the Crown Center Shops Showplace, located on Level 1 of the Crown Center Shops at 2450 Grand Boulevard.
Super Kids Save the World is based on the British children's book, George Saves the World by Lunchtime, written by Jo Readman and illustrated by Ley Honor Roberts. Developed by the Eden Project, an educational charity dedicated to showing the importance of taking care of our world, this book features an ordinary family, who in the course of their day save the world simply by making responsible choices. George, Flora and Grandpa demonstrate that by taking simple steps, families can become eco-friendly superheroes in their own communities.
At the Super Kids Save the World exhibit, kids can tag along on George's heroic adventure and have a super time donning a cape and boots to become an energy-saving super hero, peddling a bike to light up a city street, visiting a Farmer's Market, dressing up at the Reuse Charity Shop, making science discoveries about alternative energy sources in the Research Lab, tearing up old newspapers for the bunny's hutch, decorating get well cards using leftover wrapping paper and other reusable supplies for children staying in local hospitals and much more.
Super Kids Save the World is a hands-on traveling exhibit created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum in partnership with the Crawford Taylor Foundation and Enterprise Rent-A-Car that gives kids (and their parents) the power to go green! Designed with "green" materials and practices, this super exhibit gives kids real superhero training starting with the four R's: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle!
The exhibit will be open during Crown Center's regular shopping hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
For more information about Super Kids Save the World and other Crown Center activities, please call 816-274-8444, or visit www.crowncenter.com . More information about the The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum is available at www.magichouse.org.