Events

Jamhuri Day

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
                                            

At this Kenyan Independence Day Celebration, children from F4KIDZ African Performing Arts will sing the Kenya National Anthem and then entertain visitors with lively performances of African dance, drums and singing. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the Kenya’s Kids exhibit where they can learn more about African culture and participate in traditional activities including making beaded bracelets.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Noontime New Year’s Eve

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 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 2019 themed props and dance the day away to some rockin’ tunes.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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

When: Friday, January 4, 2019
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.

Superhero Night at The Magic House

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                            

Dress up like your favorite superhero and join us for a superhero-themed evening filled with action-packed activities! Enjoy a super fun pizza party, take some super silly pictures at a photo booth, create your very own superhero mask, enjoy private playtime at the Museum and have a super time meeting some of your favorite superheroes including Super Girl, Batman and Superman! Reservations required.

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$22 per person for non-member
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Visiting Artist Series: Ice Sculpture

                                            

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019
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 January, watch David Van Camp from Ice Visions practice his frozen art form, then join the blizzard of activity and learn how to make your own ice cube creations.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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

 

African Dance Celebration

                                            

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 am & 12:00 pm Performances

Celebrate one of the final weekends of the traveling exhibit Kenya’s Kids at The Magic House with the young dancers from Jahfi Studio. Using traditional African drum rhythms, the team from Jahfi studio will present a lively African dance and drumming performance.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Splash and Bubbles Breakfast

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
                                            

Fishing around for something fun to do? Swim on over to The Magic House for a Splash and Bubbles Breakfast! Guests will have a whale of a time as they nibble on a delicious breafast, make fish faces at a photo booth, participate in some very fishy art activities, explore the Mu“sea”um and enjoy private playtime in our newest exhibit Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! Reservations required and space is limited, so don’t flounder around too long to make your reservation. “Sea” you there!

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$22 per person for non-member
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! was created by The Magic House in collaboration with Herschend Enterprise and The Jim Henson Company.

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

When: Friday, February 1, 2019
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.

Chinese New Year

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                            

The Magic House is celebrating the kick off to the year of the pig with a festival of fun! During the event, families can enjoy a Lion Dance performance (10:00 am, 11:00 am or 1:00 pm) and Chinese face painting as well as celebrate the opening of The Magic House’s newest World Traveler Gallery exhibit Children’s China.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
                                            

On select Mondays, 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.

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

Visiting Artist Series: Chinese Calligraphy with Jimmy Liu

                                            

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, February 10, 2019
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 artist Jimmy Liu as he demonstrates the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy using traditional brushstroke techniques.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Robotics Day

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
                                            

Teams from FIRST Robotics® will be at The Magic House to showcase their amazing robots in action!  Kids can get inspired by some of the coolest inventors in town and learn more about FIRST Robotics®.

Robotics Day is made possible with the support of Mastercard.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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

When: Friday, March 1, 2019
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.

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, March 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
                                            

On select Mondays, 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.

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

Visiting Artist Series: Irish Dancing with Clark Academy of Irish Dance

                                            

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 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.

Step right up to learn the jig and other dances from instructors with the Clark Academy of Irish Dance. Join in the fun and footwork that are part of this traditional and lively art form.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Fit Kid: Free Kid – Kids Yoga United & Shine Bright Dance

When: Friday, April 5, 2019
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.

Fairy Tale Tea

                                            

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019
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 and fruit, make a bejeweled tiara or crown to take home, enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella and enjoy all-day admission 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. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Reservations required.

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$22 per person for non-member
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

Visiting Artist Series: Ceramics with Krueger Pottery Supply

                                            

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019
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 behind the wheel as ceramicists from Krueger Pottery Supply demonstrate the art of working with clay. Kids will pinch, coil and throw their own earthenware creations.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Bunny Breakfast

                                            

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 am, 10:00 am and 11:30 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, get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy all-day admission to the Museum! Reservations required.

Cost:
$15 per person for member
$22 per person for non-member
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Egg Roll

When: Monday, April 22, 2019
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.