New and Special Exhibits

Sandcastle Beach

May 18 – June 26

The beach is back! The Magic House is building up tons of sand and excitement for the most "sandsational" exhibit ever constructed at The Magic House. This summer, visitors won’t have to go any farther than The Magic House's own backyard to experience a day at the beach. With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard is being transformed once again into a beachfront park, complete with tons of sand, hidden seashells, ocean misters and beach umbrellas. World-champion sand sculptor Dan Belcher will also be back to sculpt a gigantic 75-ton sandcastle! The whole family is "shore" to dig the return of Sandcastle Beach!


Free with Museum admission

teamLab Future Play

May 28 – September 5

The future looks bright! In collaboration with TeamLab, the creators of the popular Sketch Aquarium exhibit in Wonder Works, The Magic House is excited to introduce a new international traveling exhibit called Future Play: Art + Technology. In this unique, digital playground, creativity abounds as children work and play together using technology, art and their imagination! Designed to encourage creative thinking, collaborative play and build an interest in digital technology, this hands-on, digital exhibit features four different interactive areas for children to explore.


Free with Museum admission

Forts and Clubhouses

July 2 – August 14

Back by popular demand, Forts & Clubhouses allows kids to put their creativity and engineering skills to the test as they transform an enormous pile of everyday items into the ultimate fort. At this unique exhibit, the timeless childhood tradition of fort building is taken to new levels as children work together to create one-of-a-kind, whimsical play spaces using cardboard boxes, colorful blankets, fluffy pillows and more! Whether they are building a little pup tent or erecting a giant fortress, children will be encouraged to use their best defense against boredom — their imaginations!


Free with Museum admission

Wonder Works

Wonder Works is a unique exhibit area created especially for young children that takes curious minds and busy bodies on a fun, learning adventure filled with hands-on, feet-on activities.

• Explore simple machines
• Learn about the power of air
• Investigate the natural world
• Bring creativity to life in the Sketch Aquarium
• Improve gross motor skills through play on slides, tunnels, a climber and more!

With so much to discover and explore, this special place is sure to spark a sense of wonder in every child!