Events

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Get Outdoors

When: Friday, June 1, 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 – Brothers Walker

When: Friday, June 8, 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.

Visiting Artist Series: Sand Sculpture

                                            

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

When: Sunday, June 10, 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.

Join world-champion sand sculptor Dan Belcher as he builds a 75-ton sandcastle outdoors on the shores of The Magic House. Then visitors can get digging and create their own “sandsational” sculpture using only sand and water.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Kenya’s Kids Grand Opening Celebration

When: Monday, June 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
                                            

Celebrate the opening of Kenya’s Kids with a special celebration featuring F4KIDZ African Performing Arts. Visitors will enjoy special performances including lively African dance, drums and singing.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Adult Play Date

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                            

When was the last time you went down a 3-story slide? Or had your hair stand on end? Big kids 21+ are invited to enjoy a night of fun at our Adult Play Date hosted by The Magic House Young Professional Board.  Explore all the exhibits you remember as a kid while also experiencing the Museum’s newest attractions. Guests will also enjoy flash-churning nitro ice cream provided by Ices Plain & Fancy, BBQ sliders from Pappy’s Smokehouse and complimentary beer and wine. *Must be 21+ to attend. No Kids allowed!

All proceeds raised from the event benefit Access For All, the Museum’s initiative to provide free field trips for children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience the magic of the Museum.

Cost:
$25 per person in advance
$30 per person at the door

Star Wars Night

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                            

Calling all Jedi! Your Padawans and their families are invited to dress up like their favorite Star Wars characters for Star Wars Night at The Magic House! Guests will enjoy dinner, participation in some out-of-this-world activities and even have the opportunity to meet Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and more from a galaxy far, far away! Reservations required. 

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$20 per person for non-member
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Payments processed through Doubleknot LLC.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Dance Project

When: Friday, July 6, 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 – Diamond Empire Band

When: Friday, July 13, 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.

Visiting Artist Series: 3D Painting

                                            

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, July 15, 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.

Bring your artwork to life with Steven Walden, a professional artist known for his dazzling paintings that appear three-dimensional.  Walden showcases his work of local athletes and entertainers, landmarks and pop culture and shares the tricks and techniques of turning your artwork into a 3D masterpiece.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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.