Big Truck Day Private Playtime


Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Big Truck Day is back, but with a lot of social distancing and private playtime this year!  Truck lovers of all ages can spend constructive time at this expanded outdoor event getting up close to a crane, excavator, sleeper tractor trailer, forklift and more!

Families reserve a staggered entry time to explore the Big Truck experience, plus enjoy private play time at The Magic House throughout the day, with greatly reduced capacity. The day includes a reserved picnic lunch and exclusive use of our newest outdoor exhibit – Safety Town.  Be sure to reserve your tickets today!  Reservations are required, space is limited.

$10 per member
$17 per non-member


Halloween Magic


October 13 to November 1
Museum Hours

Halloween is bigger, better and more boo-tiful than ever with expanded hours and added outdoor experiences. New this year, reservations are required for this reduced capacity event that gives children an opportunity for social-distanced trick or treating and other “spooktacular” experiences. As in past years, trick or treating will be candy-free with healthy snacks, fun treats and reusable treat bags provided by Schnucks.

Halloween Magic will feature the Museum’s traditional Not-So-Haunted House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, where storybook characters come alive and make surprise visits throughout the museum. Children ages 2 to 12 can trick or treat throughout the Museum using jokes and riddles to find treat locations, plus families will enjoy Halloween craft projects in the Art Studio as well as all their favorite play experiences – many with a Halloween twist.

A variety of outdoor experiences will also be offered Tuesday through Sunday.

Cost: Free with Museum admission, admission registration required. 

Not-So-Haunted House


Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18
Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25
Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1
Museum Hours

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, admission registration required.