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Special Events

Noontime New Year's Eve

December 31, 2014
10:00 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 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors will participate in a variety of traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon with the dropping of a sparkly New Year's Eve ball. Visitors will also be invited to make wish wands and noise makers.

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 2015 themed attire.

Cost:

Free with Museum admission.
Reservation are not required.


The String Beans Family Concert

January 7, 2015
12:00 – 12:45 pm

Visit The Magic House for a live concert with The String Beans. On tour in 2015, The String Beans have been entertaining families for over 10 years with their wide variety of original songs and spontaneous hilarity! Their whacky on-stage antics and dance-tastic songs are perfect entertainment for preschool through elementary-aged audiences, as well as their parents and teachers. A String Beans show is full of music, comedy, crowd participation and lots and lots of fun!

Cost:

Free with Museum admission.


Children's China: Teacher Appreciation Night

Monday February 23, 2015
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Join us for a private educator-only evening honoring teachers Chinese-style! Learn about China's education system and explore Chinese teaching methods proven valuable for thousands of years. An exclusive exploration of The Magic House's newest exhibit Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius, Chinese food and demonstrations on Chinese teaching techniques presented by lead educators from the St. Louis Modern Chinese School and The Magic House education department, are sure to spark inspiration bringing a little bit of China into your very own classroom!

Cost:

$5 per teacher. Admission fee will be waived for any teacher who schedules a class field trip to Children’s China.



Fairy Tale Tea

April 18 – 19, 2015
11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Once upon a time, The Magic House will host a special Fairy Tale Tea party where aspiring princes and princesses will have the opportunity to sip tea or apple juice, dine on assorted pastries, make a bejeweled crown to take home and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella inside the Whitaker Theater 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.

Cost:

$20 per person for non-members
$15 per person for members
Reservations are required.