Education – What’s New!

New Field Trip Programs

Magic Tree House® Exhibit

Magic Tree House

Kindergarten Grade 4
Available October 4, 2014 through Febraury 1, 2015

The Magic Tree House® Exhibit is spinning into The Magic House to whisk students away on an adventure exploring American history! Based on the best-selling children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca and published by Random House Children’s Books, this limited engagement exhibit invites visitors to join Jack and Annie as they travel back in time to a way of life only read about in books. Magic Tree House® selections featured in the exhibit include:

  • Thanksgiving on Thursday, challenging students to climb Plymouth Rock and prepare a
    Thanksgiving feast the Pilgrim way!
  • Civil War on Sunday, offering students a bumpy ride in a horse-drawn ambulance and a job helping Clara Barton tend to wounded soldiers in a field hospital!
  • Twister on Tuesday, calling students to become the conductor of a steam locomotive, experience life on the prairie in a one-room school house and crawl into a storm cellar to escape a twisting tornado!

To enhance the exhibit experience, students will participate in a hands-on learning lab exploring the STEM behind the stories.

Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character & Confucius

Children's China

Kindergarten Grade 5
Available February 24 through May21, 2015

This spring take a field trip to China, no passports required! Children’s China transports students halfway across the globe to experience what life is like for children in China today – a country where timeless traditions endure amidst a modern lifestyle. From caring for pandas in the Panda Reserve to participating in a Chinese New Year celebration to exploring a contemporary classroom, six engaging and immersive settings bring Chinese culture to life. Children’s China integrates the time-honored teachings of Confucius, China’s great teacher, with a focus on the importance of education and family values.

Created by The Magic House in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Character Plus, Children’s China is a nationally traveling exhibit designed to increase understanding of the Chinese culture. Plan your trip to China at The Magic House today!

Support for educational programming is generously provided by the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.

Target Title 1 Field Trips


The Magic House is honored to team with Target to provide Title 1 schools throughout the bi-state region of Missouri and Illinois with free field trip tours for students in Kindergarten through 5th grades! Take aim soon to reserve your space for this limited opportunity!

Special Discounts

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

(FREE Teacher Workshop and Field Trip)
This October workshop is designed to assist teachers in preparing students to participate in the Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees financial literacy field trip tour and provide ideas on integrating economic education into the classroom. Attendance at the FREE teacher workshop grants each teacher a FREE field trip! Find more details in Professional Development.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.

Fall Field Trip Special – September and October 2014

Reserved field trip admission rates are falling to $3 per person for schools visiting during September and October 2014. Make your reservations early before this good buy sells out. (Regular field trip price is $5.75.) Review the many tours available by visiting School Field Trips.

Fall Outreach Special – September and October 2014

Half-price rates are available for daytime outreach programs scheduled for the months of September and October 2014. Review the many programs available by visiting Outreach Programs.

Kids Can Help – November 2014

It is better to give than to receive. During November 2014, students and adults who donate a can of food will receive FREE admission when visiting on a reserved Classic or Science Detectives field trip tour. All canned foods will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

New Year Special – January 2015

Ring in the new year at The Magic House! Schools visiting on a reserved field trip tour during January 2015 will be admitted for a special admission rate of $3 per person. Review the many tours available by visiting School Field Trips.

Bring a Book – February 2015

Donate a NEW picture book for children under 5 and receive FREE admission when visiting on A Little Bit of Magic February 2015 reserved field trip tour. One book per person is required. Books will be donated to Ready Readers, a program for young children from low-income communities. Please note: NO board books, chapter books, textbooks, activity books, workbooks, sticker books or coloring books can be accepted for FREE admission.


For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the Education Department at or call 314.288.2513.