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Special Events

St. Lou is Jumping

May 13 – August 12, 2015

The Magic House joins forces with the St. Louis Rams, Midwest Dairy Council and Jamba Juice to sweep the region with jumping jacks. This summer-long, citywide initiative, St. Lou Is Jumping, encourages kids to engage in active play for 60 minutes each day. We jump into action on May 13 for Jump Day when schools and individuals across the city can kick up their heels and celebrate the fun of the jumping jack. Throughout the summer, families can receive weekly health and wellness tips, as well as fitness challenges to stay active all summer long. This initiative will culminate as we attempt to break a Guinness World Record for Jumping Jacks at a St. Louis Rams pre-season game in August!

Summer Outdoor Movie Series:
Big Hero 6

August 6, 2015
Doors open at 7:00 pm

Calling all superheroes! You’re invited to a super outdoor showing of the movie Big Hero 6 in The Magic House’s front Play Garden. Bring a blanket and join Hiro and his super huggable robot Baymax on an action-packed adventure as they form a team of high-tech superheroes to stop a masked villain and save the day. In addition to seeing Big Hero 6 under the stars, guests will enjoy admission to The Magic House, a hands-on activity inspired by the movie and a delicious snack. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and Big Hero 6will begin at dusk (estimated start time will be 8:30 pm.)

Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required. In the event of rain, the movie series will be moved indoors. Doors open at 7:00 pm, movie will begin around dusk, with an estimated show time of 8:30 pm.


$15 per person $
10 per person for members

$8.00 Admission Day

August 8, 2015

The number 8 is lucky in Chinese culture, so we are bringing Magic House visitors great luck on 8/8 as we drop admission to $8.00 per person. This discounted admission cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

Grooving in the Garden
with Gary Sluhan

August 14, 2015
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a family fun evening at the Museum's Grooving in the Garden Concert Series with island music from Gary Sluhan. Gary's tropical style music will have the whole family singing and dancing the night away! Vistors will also have the opportunity to play in the Museum's front garden, enjoy specials from The Magic House's Picnic Basket Café and more!


Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.

Celebrating Children’s China

August 22, 2015

We’re celebrating the final days of our exhibit with a festival of fun including special lion and dragon dance performances.

Lion Dance performances: 10:30 am, 12:30 am and 1:30 pm
Dragon Dance performances: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm


Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.

A Magical Evening with Erin Bode
and The 442's

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Doors open at 6:00 pm - Concert begins at 7:00 pm

at Lab1500 - 1500 Washington Avenue

The Magic House Young Professionals Board cordially invites adults 21 and older to attend A Magical Evening with Erin Bode and The 442's at Lab1500 on Wednesday, August 26.

Guests will enjoy a very special concert, complimentary beer and wine, and delicious appetizers provided by The Magic House chef in the unique entrepreneurial hub of Lab1500.

All proceeds benefit The Magic House's Field Trip Scholarship Fund which provides children in need with the opportunity to attend a field trip to the Museum for free.

This is an adults-only event.


$35 per person (early-bird rate until July 31)
$45 per person (beginning August 1)

Grooving in the Garden
with Just In Time

September 11, 2015

4:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a family fun evening at the Museum's Grooving in the Garden Concert Series with Just In Time St. Louis, a small jazz-oriented ensemble featuring piano, violin, upright bass and drums. Have a chance to sing and dance to music the whole family can enjoy, play in the Museum's front garden, enjoy specials from The Magic House's Picnic Basket Cafe and more!


Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required

Fall Farm Festival

September 12
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

E-I-E-I-O! Enjoy a day of agricultural affairs, brought to you by the local county farm bureaus of Missouri and Illinois! Farmers will be on hand to share tricks of their trade, and they'll bring along a real tractor and farm animals to see up close. Visitors can participate in agricultural activities; learn about the benefits of including dairy in your diet from the St. Louis Dairy Council and more!


Free with regular Museum admission.

Not-So-Haunted House

Friday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 25, Museum Hours

Friday, Oct. 30 – Sunday, Nov. 1, Museum Hours

Happy, Healthy Halloween Celebration
Friday, October 30
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo"tiful Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick or treating and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters at this candy-free celebration. This year’s Halloween event will include a special visit from more than 15 storybook characters.

Plus, join us for a special Happy, Healthy Halloween celebration on Friday, October 30th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm where kids can participate in activities such as a cardio dance party, an interactive demonstration by a St. Louis Children's Hospital chef and a scavenger hunt through the Museum for healthy treats and more.


Free with regular Museum admission.

Noontime New Year's Eve

December 31, 2015
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Happy New Year! New Year's revelers of all ages (even those with a bedtime!) are invited to ring in the new year a little bit early with a special Noontime New Year's Eve celebration at The Magic House on December 31 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors will participate in a variety of traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon throughout the Museum! Visitors will also be invited to make wish wands and noise makers in the Museum's art studio.

Any New Year's Eve party wouldn't be complete without a dance floor and dancing tunes! Kids will dance the day away in between posing in a photo booth filled with fun props, accessories and 2016 themed attire.


Free with Museum admission.
Reservation are not required.