Earlier this year St. Louis’s Magic House children’s museum unveiled a 25,000-square-foot expansion. A major part of the new space—which nearly doubled the museum’s size—is the Star-Spangled Center, an interactive exhibit that schools youngsters in presidential practices.

Kids can pick up the phone in the Oval Office to hear speech excerpts from FDR and JFK, play judge in the courtroom, and pair the past U.S. prez to his major accomplishment in a matching game in the opulent rotunda. Poli Sci just got a little more playful.

For more on children's museums, check out this article I wrote for T+L Family.

Guest blogger Alison Goran is a freelance contributor to Travel + Leisure.