Myseum is like nothing else in the area and promises hours of fun to kids of all ages.
Today, Jeff and Jana Deutch of Ellisville are opening the new science-based activity center in Town and Country.
Located at 283 Lamp and Lantern Village, Jeff Deutch said they chose the location because it's easily accessible from Route 141, Highway 40, Interstate 44 and the Page Extension.
"We love the location," Deutch said.
"The concept is elements of an indoor playground, an indoor science center and an indoor children's museum," Deutch tells Patch. "So it's fun for kids with an educational twist."
This is the first Myseum location and it opens at 10 a.m. Saturday.
"We wanted to bring new things to St. Louis that generally aren't here," Deutch said.
As kids make their way through Myseum, they'll find an enormous UFO in which they can get lost in its maze and explore the inside of the 40-foot wide contraption. They can also explore the seaweed swamp, consisting of 3,000 side-by-side pool noodles that create a maze of a different kind.
The center also offers a blow-up sports arena, built for SpaceX, where kids can bounce their way through any activity whether it's a sport or not.
Deutch said he's used the knowledge he's gained from working with the Children's Museum and from the science listserv center, which links together informal science professionals from around the world, to develop the center.
Kids can play with their interactive shadow, vertical wind tables, building blocks, and much more.
A radar monitored slide shows kids how fast they came down, while a number of stations teach kids about magnetism and offer the chance to build using magnetic fields.
A "Dino Dig" area is also in house, which allows kids to act like paleontologists in a mock dig site. They can dig for dinosaur bones, find an entire dinosaur and even hear dino noises as they work.
A zoo vet clinic offers kids an opportunity to dress up in lab coats and use medical equipment to examine animals, including a giant ape! Don't worry, they're not real.
Deutch tells Patch the music room offers a unique experience, with its wrench-a-phone and bolt-a-phone, and even has a drum made out of an old propane tank.
Kids can use the digital microscope to examine items in extreme detail.
"We encourage kids to bring items from home," Deutch said. "Flat things work best."
A forensic program also allows kids to create faces from start to finish.
"We have mirrors here so kids can try and create their own face," Deutch said.
In addition to hours of fun for kids who love to explore, there is a toddler play area with a blow up play center and rooms available to be rented for parties.
General admission is $10.95 for kids, $5.95 for adults and children one and under are free.
Myseum hours will change depending on local school schedules, but right now hours are as follows:
- Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Fri. - Sat.: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sun.: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Visit www.stlmyseum.com for more details. Call Myseum at 636-220-7030 for more information.