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Special Events

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.


Easter Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, March 14
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hop on over to The Magic House for an Easter Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Get a head start on the Easter fun with special holiday egg-tivities including decorating egg shapes in the Museum’s Art Studio. Plus, our friends from Prairie Farms will be hosting a milk tasting at the event to give visitors a sneak peek of their newest milk flavors! Children will even have the opportunity to meet and shake paws with the Easter Bunny!

Cost:

All egg-tivities are free with Museum admission and no reservations are 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.