Events

Kids’ Flea Market

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018
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.

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, October 1, 2018
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.

Additional dates: November 5, 2018 and February 4, 2019.

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

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

When: Friday, October 5, 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.

Big Truck Day

                                            

When: Saturday, October 6 or Sunday, October 7, 2018
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 the COUNTRY Financial

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

Visiting Artist Series: African Storytelling and Drumming

                                            

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 2:00 Performances

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 2:00 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.

African culture comes alive in this dynamic performance by storyteller Bobby Norfolk and drummer Kenya Ajanaku. In celebration of the Museum’s exhibit Kenya’s Kids, Bobby and Kenya combine dance, percussion and the lively oral tradition to showcase the arts of Africa.

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 19 through Sunday, October 21
Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

  • 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.

Not-So-Haunted House is made possible with the support of Schnucks.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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

When: Friday, November 2, 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.

Homeschool Monday

When: Monday, November 5, 2018
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.

Upcoming date: February 4, 2019.

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

Kids CAN Help Food Drive

                                            
When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
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.

Fairy Tale Tea

                                            

When: Saturday and Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018
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
$20 per person for non-member
Registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

Visiting Artist Series: Recycled Art

                                            

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, November 18, 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.

Turn trash into treasures with the do-it-yourselfers from Perennial, a St. Louis nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability. Reduce waste while recycling materials into new pieces of jewelry, décor and stationery.

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

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Visiting Artist Series: The Christmas Skates

                                            

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 2:00 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 new musical adaptation of Mary Griggs Van Voorhis’ short story, “The Boy with the Box.” At Christmas, Tom is eager to show off his new skates—until someone appears with a newer, better pair. But when Tom meets a friend with no holiday gifts at all, he learns about the true spirit of giving.

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 – Tumbling Time

When: Friday, December 7, 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.

Breakfast with Santa

                                            

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm or 5:00 pm

When: Sunday, December 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am or 12:30 pm

You and your little short stack are invited to join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa! Make your morning (or evening) sizzle with a yummy pancake breakfast cooked by a pancake flipper extraordinaire. Enjoy a fun holiday craft to take home, all-day admission to The Magic House and the chance for little ones to sit on Santa’s lap. It’s sure to “stack” up to your expectations! Reservations required.

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

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.

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.