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Special Events

Washington University's
Lunar New Year Festival

Saturday, March 28
Performances at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Take a front seat at two spectacular performances from Washington University's Lunar New Year Festival. From a magical diabolo performance, a fantastic feat of Chinese yoyo, to a powerful martial arts performance, visitors will enjoy traditional dances still popular in China today.

Cost:

Free with Museum admission.


Chinese Games

Saturday, April 11
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 12
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

With the help of St. Louis Modern Chinese School and Chinese Culture and Education Services, kids will enjoy games and sports popular for children in China today. Learn to spin a Diabolo, inspired by a Chinese yo-yo, kick around shuttlecock in a round of Chinese hacky sack, pick up a game of ping pong or skip a rubber band as you jump up, down and all around for a game of Chinese jump rope.

Schedule:
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Chinese Games sessions at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.
Chinese Food and Chopstick contest at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.

Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm
Chinese Games sessions at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.


Cost:

Free with Museum admission.
Reservations are not required.


Egg Roll

Monday, April 6, 2014
9:30 am – 5:30 pm

In the tradition of the White House, The Magic House is inviting visitors 12 years and under to hop over to the Museum as they roll eggs toward the finish line with large spoons among the front garden’s greenery. Enjoy spring-inspired activities and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny!

Cost:

Free with Museum admission


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.



Earth Day

Saturday, April 18
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Whether you've got a green thumb or picking up a spade for the first time, sprouts of all ages are invited to dig into the fun as we celebrate Earth Day. In partnership with Gateway Greening, this green event will focus on hands-on activities where kids will decorate pots, plant a seed, learn how to create their own herb and vegetable garden and explore the Museum’s Sunshine Classroom.

Cost:

Free with museum admission.
Reservations are not required.