Events

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

When: Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                            

Get ready for an event that is sure to eclipse all others! The Magic House is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in the Museum’s front garden. Solar eclipse enthusiasts will have it made in the shade as they safely watch the moon pass between the sun and earth with a special pair of viewing glasses (while supplies last). The celebration will include a variety of sun-sational activities including an out-of-this-world dance party!

Cost: Free with Museum admission. Due to capacity regulations, space is limited.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Power Play

When: Friday, September 1, 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. This month, join our friends from the St. Louis Blues and Lady Cyclones for an evening of Power Play. 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 – The Evan Cole Band

When: Friday, September 8, 2017
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: Leverage Dance Theater Moving Through Math

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
                                            

& Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00 pm & 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.

Leverage Dance Theater presents Moving Through Math, an interactive performance that utilizes music, dance and movement to bring elementary math to life. Bodies become the tools to illustrate basic mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, multiplication, lines, angles, polygons and patterns.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Fall Farm Festival

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
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.

Squirmy, Slimy, Scaly, Slithery Creatures Kids Love

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                            

The Magic House is playing host to creatures big and small from a mighty python to a not-so-tiny tarantula! Thanks to our friends from the Wildlife Command Center, the Butterfly House and the World Bird Sanctuary, visitors can learn more about and get close to a variety of reptiles, arthropods and birds of prey. 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.

Kids’ Flea Market

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                            

The Magic House is looking for enterprising kids 16 years and younger to sell their handmade craft items, outgrown toys, books, baseball cards, games and more at the Museum’s Annual Kids’ Flea Market.  Not only is this a great opportunity for kids to make their own money, but they can also earn extra points with parents by cleaning out their rooms! This event is great for bargain hunters as well and is open free of charge to the public for shopping. There will be all kinds of hidden treasures to discover!

Cost: $15 per table. Reservations are not required to shop.
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Big Truck Day

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
                                            

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big trucks such as a cement mixer, crane, fire truck and more! Big Truck Day includes a picnic lunch, a construction hat to decorate and all-day admission to The Magic House. Reservations are required.

Big Truck Day is made possible with the support of Lou Fusz Toyota.

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

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

When: Friday, October 6, 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. This month, join our friends from the German Cultural Society for Oktoberfest. 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.

Dinosaur Train Breakfast

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
                                            

Join us for a special Dinosaur Train Breakfast featuring everyone’s favorite Tyrannosaurus Rex, Buddy! Guests will spend the morning with Buddy as they enjoy a dino-mite breakfast, have The Magic House all to themselves and experience some private playtime in the Dinosaur Train exhibit.

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

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, October 9, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
                                            

On select Mondays from 9:30 – 11:30 am, 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 dates:

  • October 9, 2017
  • November 6, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
  • February 5, 2018

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

Visiting Artist Series: Printmaking with Central Print

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                            

When: Sunday, October 15, 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.

Make your mark with the printmakers from Central Print. Learn the craft of woodblock and pressure printing and create your own two-color print.

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 20 through Sunday, October 22
Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29

  • 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. Registration not required.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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

When: Friday, November 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. This month, join our friends from The Little Gym for Tumbling Time. 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.

Fairy Tale Tea

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
                                            

& Sunday, November 12, 2017
11:00 am, 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm

Aspiring princes and princesses will have the opportunity to dine on assorted pastries and fruit while enjoying a short, live production of Cinderella. Following the play, kids can meet Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother. Reservations required.

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

Visiting Artist Series: Back to the Books with Bobby Norfolk

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
                                            

& Sunday, November 12, 2017
12:00 pm & 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.

In celebration of National Family Literacy Month in November, storyteller Bobby Norfolk presents Back to the Books, a lively program that brings characters to life as he highlights the joy of reading.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Kids CAN Help Food Drive

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
                                            
When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
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.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Fitness Touchdown

When: Friday, December 1, 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: The Nutcracker

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017
                                            

12:00 pm & 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.

The Imaginary Theatre Company presents this beloved holiday classic. On Christmas eve, Marie’s godfather arrives with a mysterious present. Marie soon discovers that the gift—a nutcracker—is no ordinary toy. He leads Marie on a magical adventure full of evil mice, dancing fairies and distant lands, showing her that holiday magic can last all year long.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Noontime New Year’s Eve

When: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 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 2018 themed props and dance the day away to some rockin’ tunes.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.