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Special Events

St. Lou is Jumping

May 13 – August 12, 2015

The Magic House joins forces with the St. Louis Rams, Midwest Dairy Council and Jamba Juice to sweep the region with jumping jacks. This summer-long, citywide initiative, St. Lou Is Jumping, encourages kids to engage in active play for 60 minutes each day. We jump into action on May 13 for Jump Day when schools and individuals across the city can kick up their heels and celebrate the fun of the jumping jack. Throughout the summer, families can receive weekly health and wellness tips, as well as fitness challenges to stay active all summer long. This initiative will culminate as we attempt to break a Guinness World Record for Jumping Jacks at a St. Louis Rams pre-season game in August!




Chinese Folk Dance

May 30, 2015
11:30 am and 12:30 pm

May 31, 2015
11:30 am and 12:30 pm

Enjoy the timeliness art of Chinese folk dances with guests from St. Louis Modern Chinese School.


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.


Children’s Day

June 1, 2015
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate childhood on China’s national Children’s Day! Children will enjoy traditional Chinese face painting and creating zodiac signs.


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.


Grooving in the Garden
with Aubry Rodriguez

June 12, 2015
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a family fun evening at the Museum's Grooving in the Garden Concert Series. Our inaugural event kicks off with up-and-coming country music artist Aubry Rodriguez. Aubry has performed in Nashville, Texas and is bringing her talent to her hometown of St. Louis with a very special performance at The Magic House. Have a chance to sing and dance to Aubry’s music, play in the Museum's front garden, enjoy specials from The Magic House's Picnic Basket Cafe and more!


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.


National Get Outdoors Day

June 13, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take a shine to the summery weather and join The Magic House as we celebrate the great outdoors. Fresh-air fun will fill the Museum's front and back yards, promoting health through movement and play. Have an adventure at Sandcastle Beach, practice Tai Chi and other Chinese Martial arts in the open air or hop, skip and jump as you try jumping jacks, hula-hooping, discovering ways to be healthy all around The Magic House.

Cost:

Free with Museum admission.


Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Paddington

June 18, 2015
Doors open at 7:00 pm

Bear with us! Grab a blanket and your favorite pair of Wellington boots and join us for an outdoor showing of the movie Paddington! From darkest Peru to Paddington Station in London, follow the adventures of everyone’s favorite, marmalade-loving bear as he gets in a few sticky situations on his search for a place to call home. In addition to seeing Paddington in the great outdoors, guests will enjoy admission to The Magic House, a paws-on activity inspired by the movie and a delicious snack. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and Paddington will begin at dusk (estimated start time will be 8:30 pm.)

Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required. In the event of rain, the movie series will be moved indoors. Doors open at 7:00 pm, movie will begin around dusk, with an estimated show time of 8:30 pm.


Cost:

$15 per person
$10 per person for members



Chinese Culture Day

June 20, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

With the support of the St. Louis Modern Chinese School, visitors will participate in hands-on art and craft projects, simple cooking demonstrations and chopstick games and contests.


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required


Summer Outdoor Movie Series:
The Wizard of Oz

July 9, 2015
Doors open at 7:00 pm

We’re off to see The Magic House and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! You and your little munchkins are invited to get swept away with a beloved children’s classic when The Magic House presents The Wizard of Oz under the stars. Grab a blanket and join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion and Toto, too, on an “oz”some adventure as they follow the yellow brick road and discover that there is no place like home. In addition to seeing The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz
Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required. In the event of rain, the movie series will be moved indoors. Doors open at 7:00 pm, movie will begin around dusk, with an estimated show time of 8:00 pm.

Cost:

$15 per person
$10 per person for members



Grooving in the Garden
with Neil Salsich & Friends

July 10, 2015
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a family fun evening at the Museum's Grooving in the Garden Concert Series with Neil Salsich & Friends. The band will be performing a mix of covers and originals that span from country to funk to bluegrass and folk. Have a chance to sing and dance, play in the Museum's front garden, enjoy specials from The Magic House's Picnic Basket Cafe and more!


Cost:

Cost: Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.


Music of China

July 25, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visitors will enjoy performances from the St. Louis Modern Chinese School while discovering a variety of Chinese instruments.

Waist Drum performances: 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
Singing performances: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.




Summer Outdoor Movie Series:
Big Hero 6

August 6, 2015
Doors open at 7:00 pm

Calling all superheroes! You’re invited to a super outdoor showing of the movie Big Hero 6 in The Magic House’s front Play Garden. Bring a blanket and join Hiro and his super huggable robot Baymax on an action-packed adventure as they form a team of high-tech superheroes to stop a masked villain and save the day. In addition to seeing Big Hero 6 under the stars, guests will enjoy admission to The Magic House, a hands-on activity inspired by the movie and a delicious snack. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and Big Hero 6will begin at dusk (estimated start time will be 8:30 pm.)

Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required. In the event of rain, the movie series will be moved indoors. Doors open at 7:00 pm, movie will begin around dusk, with an estimated show time of 8:30 pm.

Cost:

$15 per person $
10 per person for members



$8.00 Admission Day

August 8, 2015

The number 8 is lucky in Chinese culture, so we are bringing Magic House visitors great luck on 8/8 as we drop admission to $8.00 per person. This discounted admission cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.




Grooving in the Garden
with Gary Sluhan

August 14, 2015
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a family fun evening at the Museum's Grooving in the Garden Concert Series with island music from Gary Sluhan. Gary's tropical style music will have the whole family singing and dancing the night away! Vistors will also have the opportunity to play in the Museum's front garden, enjoy specials from The Magic House's Picnic Basket Café and more!


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.


Celebrating Children’s China

August 22, 2015

We’re celebrating the final days of our exhibit with a festival of fun including special lion and dragon dance performances.

Lion Dance performances: 10:30 am, 12:30 am and 1:30 pm
Dragon Dance performances: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.


Summer Outdoor Movie Series:
Cinderella (2015)

August 22, 2015
Doors open 7:00 pm

Princes and princesses alike will have a ball when Cinderella dances into The Magic House’s front garden. Experience an outdoor showing of the 2015 live-action movie featuring everyone’s favorite princess as she puts up with her evil step mother and step sisters, discovers she has a Fairy Godmother, meets her prince, loses her shoe and then finds her happily ever after. In addition to seeing Cinderella under the stars, guests will receive the royal treatment as they enjoy admission to The Magic House, a hands-on activity inspired by the movie, a chance to meet Cinderella and Prince Charming in person and a delicious snack. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and Cinderella will begin at dusk well before the stroke of midnight (estimated start time will be 8:30 pm.)

Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required. In the event of rain, the movie series will be moved indoors. Doors open at 7:00 pm, movie will begin around dusk, with an estimated show time of 8:30 pm.

Cost:

$15 per person
$10 per person for members



Grooving in the Garden
with Just In Time

September 11, 2015

4:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a family fun evening at the Museum's Grooving in the Garden Concert Series with Just In Time St. Louis, a small jazz-oriented ensemble featuring piano, violin, upright bass and drums. Have a chance to sing and dance to music the whole family can enjoy, play in the Museum's front garden, enjoy specials from The Magic House's Picnic Basket Cafe and more!


Cost:

Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required