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Special Events

A Magical Night of Trivia

Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Hosted by The Magic House Young Professionals Board, proceeds support the Museum’s Field Trip Scholarship Fund which provides children from disadvantaged schools with the opportunity to attend an educational field trip to The Magic House free of charge. The evening will include an exciting silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and time to explore The Magic House!

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Trivia will begin at 7:30 pm

Cost:

$300 per table of 10
Each table will receive a bottle of red and white wine, two beer buckets (20 beers) and free admission to explore The Magic House.

$500 for VIP table of 10
VIP tables will receive special recognition during the event, receive 4 free mulligans and enjoy table service of additional beer and wine.

$1,000 to sponsor a round of trivia
Round sponsors will receive recognition throughout the evening and will be listed on all event signage. A VIP table ($500 value) is included. For more information or to become a round sponsor please email katie@magichouse.org



Chinese New Year Party

Thursday, February 19
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

This adults-only evening at The Magic House will truly be a cultural experience as guests enjoy an authentic Chinese dinner, get a sneak peek at the Museum’s newest exhibit Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius and are treated to a traditional lion dance, performances by Chinese musicians and more. The evening will conclude with a visual spectacular as guests release lanterns from the Museum’s front garden, lighting the night sky.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Carrie Hutchcraft at carrie@magichouse.org.

Cost:

$88 per person.
Proceeds from the Chinese New Year Celebration will benefit the Museum’s Education Program Fund, to further The Magic House's mission of providing all children with hands-on learning experiences.


Chinese New Year Weekend Celebration

Saturday, February 21
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday, February 22
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius just in time to ring in the Chinese New Year! The festivities will explore traditions associated with the Chinese New Year in partnership with St. Louis Modern Chinese School and Chinese Culture and Education Services.

Schedule
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm:

Chinese Face Painting and Lunar Calendar
Chinese Arts and Crafts
Chinese Ethnic Folk Dance performances at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm
Youth Dragon performances at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm
Mascot Panda greeting at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm

Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm:
Chinese Face Painting and Lunar Calendar
Chinese Arts and Crafts
Chinese Ethnic Folk Dance performances at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm
Mascot Panda greeting 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm


Cost:

Free with Museum admission.
Reservations are not required.


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.



Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

February 28
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

March 1
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Grab your Bar-ba-loot suit, put a wocket in your pocket and enter the fantastic fun of the Nine Network's Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash. Listen to Dr. Seuss books, create your very own Cat in the Hat creation, and shake paws with the Cat in the Hat himself.

Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Children ages 12 and under who bring in a new Dr. Seuss book ($5 minimum value) to donate to First Book, an organization that distributes new books to children in need, will receive free Museum admission.
Reservations are not required.


Chinese Lantern Festival

Saturday, March 7
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 8
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Lantern Festival is a yearly tradition in China, culminating the Chinese New Year Celebration. This March, with the help of St. Louis Modern Chinese School and Chinese Culture and Education Services, the magic of the Lantern Festival will come to the Museum, as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit.

Schedule:
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Chinese Face Painting and Lunar Calendar
Chinese Tea Ceremony presented 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Lion Dance at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm
Chinese Face Painting and Lunar Calendar
Chinese Art and Crafts


Cost:

Free with Museum admission.
Reservations are not required.


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.


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.