Events

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

When: Friday, May 5, 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: Printmaking

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                            

When: Sunday, May 14, 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.

Visitors are invited to make their mark with printer/artist Kirsten O’Loughlin as they learn how to use the tools of the trade to print their very own cards and posters.

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.

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

When: Friday, June 2, 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: Sand Sculpture

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 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.

Adult Play Date

When: Thursday, June 8, 2017
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 Ice’s Plain & Fancy, photos with our friends at The Photo Bus STL and complimentary appetizers, beer and wine.

All proceeds raised from the event benefit the Museum’s Field Trip Scholarship Fund which provides free field trips for children from underprivileged areas 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
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Grooving in the Garden – Lunar Levitation

When: Friday, June 9, 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.

Clifford the Big Red Dog Pawty

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                                            

Get through the dog days of summer with an evening of “paws-on” fun at The Magic House! Shake paws with the dog himself, enjoy a pizza party and embark on a journey through the Museum’s latest exhibit, Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™. It is sure to be a pawsitively fetching night you won’t want to miss! 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 – Great Outdoors

When: Friday, July 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: Mosaic Masterpiece

Start Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
End Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                            

When: Sunday, July 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.

Get in on a piece of the action as mosaic artists Angelika Huskamp and Catharine Magel work collaboratively with visitors to create a permanent mosaic piece for the Museum’s front garden.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Grooving in the Garden – Diamond Empire Band

When: Friday, July 14, 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.

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

When: Friday, August 4, 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.

Grooving in the Garden – Celia’s Sing-A-Long Dance Party

When: Friday, August 11, 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: Chalk Riot

When: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                            

When: Sunday, August 13, 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.

Watch street artists from Chalk Riot pave the way as they create an amazing masterpiece on concrete on the Museum’s Waterfall Patio. Chalk it up to experience as the artists share their tips and techniques and inspire visitors to sketch their own masterpieces in chalk.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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! Identified as one of the best places under the sun (and moon) for viewing the solar eclipse, 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. The celebration will include a variety of sun-sational activities including an out-of-this-world dance party!

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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.