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Special Events

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!


Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required

Fall Farm Festival

September 12
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

E-I-E-I-O! Enjoy a day of agricultural affairs, brought to you by the local county farm bureaus of Missouri and Illinois! Farmers will be on hand to share tricks of their trade, and they'll bring along a real tractor and farm animals to see up close. Visitors can participate in agricultural activities; learn about the benefits of including dairy in your diet from the St. Louis Dairy Council and more!


Free with regular Museum admission.

Kids' Flea Market

September 20, 2015
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Magic House is looking for enterprising kids 16 years and younger to sell their handmade craft items, outgrown toys, books, baseball cards, games and more at the Museum's Annual Kids' Flea Market. Not only is this a great opportunity for kids to make their own money, but they can also earn extra points with their parents by cleaning out their rooms! This event is great for bargain hunters as well and is open to the public for shopping. There will be all kinds of hidden treasures to discover. In addition to the great bargains, there will be music and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy while visiting.

The Kids' Flea Market will take place rain or shine.


$15 per table. Reservations are not required to shop.

Big Truck Day

October 3 – 4, 2015
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Big trucks will be a big deal at The Magic House on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4! Visitors can register to attend the Big Truck Day celebration where they can get up close and personal with some very big trucks including a cement mixer, crane, scoop truck and more! Big Truck Day includes a meal, decorating a construction hat to take home and all-day admission to The Magic House.


$18 per person for non-members
$12 per person for members

A Very Eric Carle Breakfast

October 18, 2015
9:00 – 11:00 am

Bring your appetites and join us for a brunch fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar! Munch on delicious foods just like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, enjoy hands-on activities inspired by the book collection, create your own Eric Carle insect and have The Magic House all to yourselves as you enjoy some private playtime in the Very Eric Carle exhibit.

Space is limited and reservations are required.


$20 per person
$15 per member
Reservations are required

Not-So-Haunted House

Friday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 25, Museum Hours

Friday, Oct. 30 – Sunday, Nov. 1, Museum Hours

Happy, Healthy Halloween Celebration
Friday, October 30
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 at this candy-free celebration. This year's Halloween event will include a special visit from more than 15 storybook characters.

Plus, join us for a special Happy, Healthy Halloween celebration on Friday, October 30th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm where kids can participate in activities such as a cardio dance party, an interactive demonstration by a St. Louis Children's Hospital chef and a scavenger hunt through the Museum for healthy treats and more.


Free with regular Museum admission.

Fairy Tale Tea

November 7 and 8
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 and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella. 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.


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

Wine Pairing

Thursday, November 12
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Join The Magic House Young Professionals Board and learn all about wine! Adults 21 and older will enjoy eight expertly paired wines from PRP Wines International and delicious food by The Magic House chef to complement each tasting.

Wine will be available for order from PRP Wines International during the event and 20% of sales will be donated back to The Magic House.

All proceeds benefit The Magic House Field Trip Scholarship Fund which provides children in need with the opportunity to experience a field trip to the Museum free of charge.


$40 per person
This is an adults-only event.

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 6, 2015
8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am or 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 13, 2015
8:30 am, 9:45 am or 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 6 and December 13, 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 and Mrs. Claus, enjoy playtime in the Museum and even have the opportunity to make a fun holiday craft to take home.


$20 per person for non-members
$15 per person for members

Reservations are required.

Noontime New Year's Eve

December 31, 2015
11:00 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 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors will participate in a variety of traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon throughout the Museum! Visitors will also be invited to make wish wands and noise makers in the Museum's art studio.

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 2016 themed attire.


Free with Museum admission.
Reservation are not required.