Events

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

When: Friday, March 3, 2017
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.

A Grr-ific Block Party with the Nine Network

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                            

There’s a new tiger on the block, and we’re welcoming him to our neighborhood with a super, fun neighborhood block party! Meet Daniel Tiger, explore Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, show off your best moves at a dance party, make a character mask and get to know some of our community helpers. No reservations are required.

Cost: This event is free with Museum admission. With a paid adult admission and the donation of a new book or package of diapers ($10 minimum value) to East St. Louis Early Learning Partnership, children 12 and under will receive free Museum admission.

Visiting Artist Series: Illustration

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                            

When: Sunday, March 12, 2017
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.

This March, join Chris Sharp for his workshop on illustration. Draw on Chris’ experience and watch as he creates his colorful, quirky images, then try your hands at illustrations in your style.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission, Advisory Research, Inc. and Piper Jaffray.

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

When: Friday, April 7, 2017
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: Book Making

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                            

When: Sunday, April 9, 2017
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.

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day with book artist Melanie Daniels as you learn the ABCs of making pocket-sized books from recycled materials based on the alphabet.

The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission, Advisory Research, Inc. and Piper Jaffray.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Bunny Breakfast

                                            

When: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Follow the bunny trail to The Magic House and get your morning hopping at the Museum’s Bunny Breakfast featuring our special guest – the Easter Bunny! Every-bunny will have a great time as they enjoy a delicious breakfast, participate in a fun, hands-on activity, enjoy private playtime in the Museum and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Registration required.

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$20 per person for non-member

Egg Roll

When: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
                                            

Visitors get things rolling on The Magic House’s front lawn for the annual Egg Roll. In the great tradition of the White House, The Magic House, with its own replica Oval Office located in the Museum’s Star-Spangled Center, is inviting children to roll up their sleeves and participate in an egg-citing race as they use large spoons to roll their eggs across the finish line. Plus, families will have the opportunity to meet a very special guest – the Easter Bunny!

Cost: Free with Museum admission. 

Earth Day Celebration

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                            

Bring your green thumb and join The Magic House for an Earth Day Celebration! The Museum will be blooming with eco-friendly activities inside and out where kids will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty as they participate in a variety of planting activities. Kids will also enjoy earth-inspired art activities in the Museum’s Art Studio.

Cost: Free with Museum admission. 

Fairy Tale Tea

                                            

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 and Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Aspiring princes and princesses will have the opportunity to sip tea or apple juice, dine on fine pastries, make a bejeweled tiara or crown to take home and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella inside the Whitaker Theater at The Magic House. Following the play, kids can see their favorite characters up close as Cinderella, Prince Charming, and the Fairy Godmother visit with guests and sign autographs. Guests are encouraged to dress in their storybook best. Registration required.

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$20 per person for non-member