New and Special Exhibits

Magical Theater Company

July 1 – August 10, 2014

Visitors of The Magic House can add a little drama to their summer with the museum's Magical Theater Company, a drop-in theatrical experience that will take center stage in the museum's Whitaker Theater July 1 – August 10 during regular museum hours. Using their imaginations, children will have the opportunity to experience the magic of live theater as they don costumes, use simple props and scenery and perform scenes they make up themselves!

See the Magical Theater Company in action HERE.


Sid the Science Kid:
The Super-Duper Exhibit!

January 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014

The Magic House is super-duper excited to announce our new traveling exhibit Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! Created in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company and based on the award-winning PBS Kids TV Series, Sid the Science Kid nurtures kids' natural curiosity about science in everyday life. At the Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!, kids will have the opportunity to become scientists in training as they join Sid on his many scientific adventures. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking to explore the world around them.

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! will be free with Museum admission. The exhibit is generously made possible by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, the Boeing Company, Sally and Bill Canfield, the Crawford Taylor Foundation, Judy and Jerry Kent, Monsanto Company and Sigma-Aldrich. Media sponsorship is provided by the Nine Network.


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:
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: 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.