New and Special Exhibits

Magic Tree House™

October 4, 2014 – February 1, 2015

Climb the ladder to adventure with the latest traveling exhibit Magic Tree House™. Based on the best-selling children's book series written by Mary Pope Osborne and published by Random House, this novel exhibit allows visitors to branch out through history via a magical, time-traveling tree house. Join Jack and Annie, two ordinary siblings from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, as they are whisked away in time to experience three important periods in American history including a visit to Plymouth Bay at the time of the first Thanksgiving, a trip to a field hospital to help Clara Barton during the time of the Civil War, and a visit to a one-room school house to experience life as a pioneer.

Children choose their own adventure by selecting from three passageways inside the tree house, each leading them on an exciting, historical journey back in time. Let the adventure begin!



Children’s China:
Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius

Opening February 21, 2015

Take a trip to China – no passport required! Opening this February, Children's China transports visitors 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.

Experience six engaging and immersive settings that bring Chinese culture to life! Visitors will care for pandas in the panda reserve, participate in a Chinese New Year celebration with a Chinese dragon, explore a contemporary classroom, restaurant, park and more within this one-of-a-kind exhibit. 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 a culture that is increasingly relevant to American children. Plan your trip to China at The Magic House today!

Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums.