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Special Events

Not-So-Haunted House

October 17 – 19, 2014
October 24 – 26, 2014
Museum Hours

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. This year’s Halloween event will include a special visit from more than 15 storybook characters from favorite children’s tales such as The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter; Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and more.

Each child attending this spooktacular event will receive a trick-or-treat bag and an autograph book for the not-so-spooky characters to sign as they trick-or-treat throughout four levels of the more than 100-year-old Not-So-Haunted House. While the Not-So-Haunted House won’t be scary, our Electro-Static Generator will make your hair stand on end!

Cost:

Free with regular Museum admission.


Happy, Healthy Halloween

October 31, 2014
9:30 am – 9:00 pm

New this year, The Magic House is hosting a Happy, Healthy Halloween sponsored by St. Louis Children's Hospital. This all-day, candy-free celebration includes half-price admission for children in costume, a trick-or-healthy-treat scavenger hunt throughout the Museum where children can collect active play treats, as well as a cardio dance party and hands-on fitness activities with St. Louis Children's Hospital scheduled throughout the day.


Cost:

Free with Museum Admission


Fairy Tale Tea

November 8 – 9, 2014
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.



Kids Can Help

November 15 and 16, 2014

Children can help those less fortunate and get into The Magic House for FREE during the Museum's annual canned food drive. On Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, children under the age of 12 who bring in three canned goods per person will be admitted to the Museum free of charge. The collected food will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help families in need. Helping others can be a magical experience.


Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 7, 2014
8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am and 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 14, 2014
8:30 am, 9:45 am and 11:00 am

Parents and their little short stacks are sure to "flip" over The Magic House's Annual Breakfast with Santa. On Sunday, December 7 and December 14, families can make their morning (or evening) sizzle with a yummy pancake breakfast cooked by a pancake flipper extraordinaire. This isn't any normal pancake breakfast as kids will catch their pancakes as they are tossed through the air by Chris Cakes Catering's master chef. The kids can also have a special photo taken with Santa, enjoy playtime in the Museum and even have the opportunity to make a fun holiday craft to take home.

Cost:

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



Holiday Toy Drive

Saturday, December 13

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This holiday season, The Magic House is teaming up with the Kirkwood Fire Department and Toys for Tots for a special opportunity to give back and spread cheer. The Kirkwood Fire Department's ambulance will be pulling into the Museum's parking lot and doubling as Santa's sleigh as visitors fill the empty truck with new presents. These gifts will be delivered to children throughout the community who would not have had a holiday present otherwise. Please join us as we help create the magic and joy of the holiday season for all children.

Cost:

Admission to the Museum not required to attend this event.


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.