Events

Dolls & Desserts

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                            

The Magic House will seem more like a dollhouse when children are invited to bring their best doll friends to the Museum for Dolls & Desserts! Guests will have the opportunity to get their favorite doll all dolled up at an exclusive doll salon, enjoy scrumptious desserts and have the Museum all to themselves to explore with their doll. Reservations required. 

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$20 per person for non-member
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Home Run Health with the Cardinals

When: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
                                            

On the first Friday of every month, kids are invited to spend some FREE time getting fit at Fit Kid: Free Kid sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge upon arrival can earn free admission to the event! Registration required. 

Cost: Free for children 12 and under with advance registration.

Grooving in the Garden – Tommy Holloran’s Guerrilla Swing Band

When: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
                                            

Join us for Grooving in the Garden, a musical extravaganza that is sure to hit the right note with visitors of all ages. On the second Friday of the month throughout the summer from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, families can dance and sing the night away in the front garden while enjoying samples from Andy’s Frozen Custard (while supplies last).

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Squirmy, Slimy, Scaly, Slithery Creatures Kids Love

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
                                            

The Magic House is playing host to creatures big and small from a mighty python to a tiny gecko! Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy a thrilling presentation by Serengeti Steve, featuring some of his favorite critters and loads of audience participation!

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Visiting Artist Series: African Storytelling

                                            

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 and 2:00 pm performances

When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 and 2:00 pm performances

The Visiting Artist Series is a yearlong celebration of the arts. One weekend every month, Museum visitors have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional artists as they demonstrate their techniques.

Join Catherine W. Ndegwa as she transports families to Africa through the art of storytelling. Born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, Ndegwa teaches children about the rich culture, art and history of her native country.

The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Bike Rodeo

When: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
                                            

On the first Friday of every month, kids are invited to spend some FREE time getting fit at Fit Kid: Free Kid sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge upon arrival can earn free admission to the event! Registration required. 

Cost: Free for children 12 and under with advance registration.

Fall Farm Festival

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
                                            

Families are invited to a fun-filled day on the farm at The Magic House’s Fall Farm Festival. During the event, kids can meet with local farmers to learn about where their food comes from, check out a real tractor, participate in a variety of agricultural activities and even get up close and personal with live farm animals!

The Fall Farm Festival is made possible with the support of the Missouri and Illinois Farm Bureaus

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Visiting Artist Series: Mixed Media

                                            

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Visiting Artist Series is a yearlong celebration of the arts. One weekend every month, Museum visitors have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional artists as they demonstrate their techniques.

Sew what’s new with Joyce McCown! Combine embroidery, collage and other methods to create a mixed media masterpiece.

The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Grooving in the Garden – Mike Mattingly

When: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
                                            

Join us for Grooving in the Garden, a musical extravaganza that is sure to hit the right note with visitors of all ages. On the second Friday of the month throughout the summer from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, families can dance and sing the night away in the front garden while enjoying samples from Andy’s Frozen Custard (while supplies last).

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, October 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
                                            

On select Mondays, homeschool families and organizations can tour The Magic House when the Museum is closed to the public. The two-hour reserved program includes exploration of the Museum at a discounted rate.

Additional dates: November 5, 2018 and February 4, 2019.

Cost: The discounted admission rate for this program is $3.00 per person 12 months and older. Reservations not required.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Oktoberfest Dancing

When: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
                                            

On the first Friday of every month, kids are invited to spend some FREE time getting fit at Fit Kid: Free Kid sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge upon arrival can earn free admission to the event! Registration required. 

Cost: Free for children 12 and under with advance registration.

Visiting Artist Series: African Storytelling and Drumming

                                            

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 2:00 Performances

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 2:00 Performances

The Visiting Artist Series is a yearlong celebration of the arts. One weekend every month, Museum visitors have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional artists as they demonstrate their techniques.

African culture comes alive in this dynamic performance by storyteller Bobby Norfolk and drummer Kenya Ajanaku. In celebration of the Museum’s exhibit Kenya’s Kids, Bobby and Kenya combine dance, percussion and the lively oral tradition to showcase the arts of Africa.

The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Not-So-Haunted House

                                            

Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21
Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

  • Friday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Children of all ages are invited to dress in their most “boo-tiful” costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick or treating and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters at this candy-free celebration.

Not-So-Haunted House is made possible with the support of Schnucks.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Martial Arts

When: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
                                            

On the first Friday of every month, kids are invited to spend some FREE time getting fit at Fit Kid: Free Kid sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge upon arrival can earn free admission to the event! Registration required.

Cost: Free for children 12 and under with advance registration.

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
                                            

On select Mondays, homeschool families and organizations can tour The Magic House when the Museum is closed to the public. The two-hour reserved program includes exploration of the Museum at a discounted rate.

Upcoming date: February 4, 2019.

Cost: The discounted admission rate for this program is $3.00 per person 12 months and older. Reservations not required.

Kids CAN Help Food Drive

                                            
When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Children can help those less fortunate and get into The Magic House for FREE during the Museum’s annual canned food drive.

Cost: Children under the age of 12 who bring in three canned goods per person will be admitted to the Museum free of charge.

Visiting Artist Series: Recycled Art

                                            

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Visiting Artist Series is a yearlong celebration of the arts. One weekend every month, Museum visitors have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional artists as they demonstrate their techniques.

Turn trash into treasures with the do-it-yourselfers from Perennial, a St. Louis nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability. Reduce waste while recycling materials into new pieces of jewelry, décor and stationery.

The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Visiting Artist Series: The Christmas Skates

                                            

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 2:00 Performances

The Visiting Artist Series is a yearlong celebration of the arts. One weekend every month, Museum visitors have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional artists as they demonstrate their techniques.

The Imaginary Theatre Company presents this new musical adaptation of Mary Griggs Van Voorhis’ short story, “The Boy with the Box.” At Christmas, Tom is eager to show off his new skates—until someone appears with a newer, better pair. But when Tom meets a friend with no holiday gifts at all, he learns about the true spirit of giving.

The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Tumbling Time

When: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
                                            

On the first Friday of every month, kids are invited to spend some FREE time getting fit at Fit Kid: Free Kid sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge upon arrival can earn free admission to the event! Registration required. 

Cost: Free for children 12 and under with advance registration.

Noontime New Year’s Eve

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                            

Ring in the new year a little bit early with our Noontime New Year’s Eve celebration at The Magic House. New Year’s revelers of all ages (even those with a bedtime!) are invited to join in the festivities as they make noise makers and wish wands, strike a pose in a photo booth with fun 2019 themed props and dance the day away to some rockin’ tunes.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
                                            

On select Mondays, homeschool families and organizations can tour The Magic House when the Museum is closed to the public. The two-hour reserved program includes exploration of the Museum at a discounted rate.

Cost: The discounted admission rate for this program is $3.00 per person 12 months and older. Reservations not required.