The Insider

The Insider: 5.22.19

The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum just keeps on growing. The attraction recently held a grand opening for its latest additions, the Emerson STEAM Center (supported by a $1 million gift from the company), Spire Science Lab, Kent Family Wing and Berges Family Foundation Office Center. The new exhibition and lab facilities are designed to spark kids’ interest in science and technology through hands-on experiences. In June, the museum is set to debut The Magic House @ MADE, a 7,000-square-foot, interactive STEAM learning center on Delmar Boulevard west of Kingshighway.

Ninety-five looks good on you, Tivoli Theatre! The historic Delmar Loop movie house marks a big birthday this month. To celebrate, the theater recently presented a special showing of Meet Me in St. Louis starring Judy Garland. The evening’s festivities also recalled some other important anniversaries, including those of the film (75 years), the St. Louis World’s Fair (115), and the city’s founding (255). When the Tivoli first opened in 1924, it was described by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as “the pièce de résistance of glorified beauty.

A tip of the hat is due to Dr. Charles R. Crecelius, recently named 2019 Medical Director of the Year by the Society for Post-Acute and LongTerm Care Medicine. Crecelius is medical director of two Delmar Gardens senior communities and was recognized for his many innovations in patient care.

More major construction is on the horizon for the ever-evolving Washington University. Its School of Medicine is planning a new neuroscience research facility and parking garage at Duncan and Newstead avenues in the Cortex district. Estimated to cost about $300 million, the building project could be the largest in the university’s history. McCarthy Building Cos. has been tapped to put up the bricks and mortar.

An early start to lifelong wellness is the idea behind Teach Your Child Yoga, a new book by pediatric yoga specialist Lisa Roberts. It includes techniques that can help children focus, sleep better, avoid stress and more. An evening launch party is scheduled for June 4 at The Nook, a nonprofit retail store that supports St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Book proceeds from the event also will benefit the medical center, where Roberts founded an inpatient yoga therapy program.