Picnic Basket Cafe

Healthy Food Mission

picnic cafe

The Magic House is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles for families by providing a variety of healthy food options in our Picnic Basket Cafe. Enjoy delicious salads, sandwiches, soups and snacks made with fresh ingredients and whole grains.

Pre-Ordering

Visitors can play right up until lunch time and not have to leave or worry about waiting in line. Place your lunch order for the Picnic Basket Cafe ahead of time at a kiosk located at the front desk with a debit or credit card, and a picnic basket will be packed for you. Have your picnic inside the cafe or, on nice days outside on the covered porch or in our Play Garden.

Hours: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm (Fridays until 7:00 pm)


Due to concerns with food allergies, The Magic House does not allow outside food and drink within the Museum. We do encourage families and school groups who bring lunches with them to use our beautiful outdoor picnic areas located in Backyard Magic. These facilities are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Families are also welcome to leave for lunch and return that same day.