Shanghai Children's Palace
The Shanghai Children's Palace provides after school education for gifted children. Located on West Yanan Road in central Shanghai, it was founded in 1953 by Song Qingling (Madam Sun Yatsen).
Children participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities including music, dance, art, model making, science, technology and computer science. The palace hosts many art performances and science and technology contests which attracts thousands of youngsters.
This Children's Palace is housed in a grand building that was once known as the "Marble House". Built between 1918-1931, it has marble lined hallways, wide curving staircases and a large front hall complete with ornate fireplaces, grand chandeliers and French windows.