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Special Events

Kids Can Help

November 15 and 16, 2014

Children can help those less fortunate and get into The Magic House for FREE during the Museum's annual canned food drive. On Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, children under the age of 12 who bring in three canned goods per person will be admitted to the Museum free of charge. The collected food will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help families in need. Helping others can be a magical experience.

Magic Tree HouseŽ Thanksgiving Lunch
with Jack and Annie

November 26, 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Magic House is inviting families to go back in time to the first Thanksgiving when the Museum hosts its first ever Magic Tree HouseŽ Thanksgiving Lunch with Jack and Annie. Guests can put on a pilgrim hat they make themselves and enjoy a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving lunch inspired by the first Thanksgiving. Families will have the opportunity to learn more about the first Thanksgiving and the types of foods that were served.

Festivities will also include a special meet and greet with Magic Tree HouseŽ characters Jack and Annie and a time-traveling adventure at the Museum’s Magic Tree HouseŽ Exhibit where children will get the chance to experience life as a pilgrim as they climb Plymouth Rock, dig for clams on the beach, help prepare the feast in a Pilgrim house and set the Thanksgiving table.


$20 per person for non-members.
$15 per person for members.
Includes all day admission to The Magic House.
Reservations are required.

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 7, 2014
8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am and 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 14, 2014
8:30 am, 9:45 am and 11:00 am

Parents and their little short stacks are sure to "flip" over The Magic House's Annual Breakfast with Santa. On Sunday, December 7 and December 14, families can make their morning (or evening) sizzle with a yummy pancake breakfast cooked by a pancake flipper extraordinaire. This isn't any normal pancake breakfast as kids will catch their pancakes as they are tossed through the air by Chris Cakes Catering's master chef. The kids can also have a special photo taken with Santa, enjoy playtime in the Museum and even have the opportunity to make a fun holiday craft to take home.


$20 per person for non-members
$15 per person for members
Reservations are required.

Holiday Toy Drive

Saturday, December 13

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This holiday season, The Magic House is teaming up with the Kirkwood Fire Department and Toys for Tots for a special opportunity to give back and spread cheer. The Kirkwood Fire Department's ambulance will be pulling into the Museum's parking lot and doubling as Santa's sleigh as visitors fill the empty truck with new presents. These gifts will be delivered to children throughout the community who would not have had a holiday present otherwise. Please join us as we help create the magic and joy of the holiday season for all children.


Admission to the Museum not required to attend this event.

Noontime New Year's Eve

December 31, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Happy New Year! New Year's revelers of all ages (even those with a bedtime!) are invited to ring in the new year a little bit early with a special Noontime New Year's Eve celebration at The Magic House on December 31 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors will participate in a variety of traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon with the dropping of a sparkly New Year's Eve ball. Visitors will also be invited to make wish wands and noise makers.

Any New Year's Eve party wouldn't be complete without a dance floor and dancing tunes! Kids will dance the day away in between posing in a photo booth filled with fun props, accessories and 2015 themed attire.


Free with Museum admission.
Reservation are not required.

The String Beans Family Concert

January 7, 2015
12:00 – 12:45 pm

Visit The Magic House for a live concert with The String Beans. On tour in 2015, The String Beans have been entertaining families for over 10 years with their wide variety of original songs and spontaneous hilarity! Their whacky on-stage antics and dance-tastic songs are perfect entertainment for preschool through elementary-aged audiences, as well as their parents and teachers. A String Beans show is full of music, comedy, crowd participation and lots and lots of fun!


Free with Museum admission.