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Special Events

Grooving in the Garden

Select Fridays
4:00 to 7:00 pm

Join us for Grooving in the Garden, a musical extravaganza that is sure to hit the right note with visitors of all ages. On the second Friday of the month throughout the summer from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, families can dance and sing the night away in the front garden while enjoying samples from Andyís Frozen Custard (while supplies last).

Concert Schedule:

July 8 – Lunar Levitation
August 12 – Ashley Lusk, 2015 & 2016 American Idol Contestant
September 9 – Evan Cole, 2016 American Idol Contestant


Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required

Ultimate Block Party

July 14
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Letís play and learn! In honor of National Summer Learning Day, The Magic House is hosting an Ultimate Block Party in the Museumís front Play Garden. Ultimate Block Parties are designed to bring families, children and educators together to encourage playful learning. At the event, The Magic House will be showcasing two of our most popular outreach programs Ė Bubbles and Busy Bodies! Weíve also invited a few of our community partners including the St. Louis Cardinals, First Robotics, the World Chess Hall of Fame and more to share some of their favorite, fun and educational activities.

The Ultimate Block Party is part of the Museumís effort to provide children with opportunities for hands-on, exploratory free play.


Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required.

The Kids Games

August 6
8:00 am

Game on! Pint-sized athletes go for the gold at The Kids Games, an Olympic-themed event at The Magic House. Kids compete in Olympic-style track and field events located at the Nipher Middle School Track. All competitors will get to decorate their very own bib number and receive a commemorative race t-shirt as well as healthy snacks to help them fuel up for the track and field events. In honor of their victory, all athletes will be presented with a medal. Registration includes all-day admission for the participant to The Magic House.


$12 members, $18 non-members.

Dolls & Desserts with American Girl

Saturday, August 13
6:00 to 9:00 pm

The Magic House will seem more like a dollhouse when children are invited to bring their best doll friends to the Museum for Dolls & Desserts with American Girl! Guests will enjoy scrumptious desserts, make a fun craft from American Girl to take home and have the Museum all to themselves to explore with their doll. Children can even have their photo taken with their dollís hair on end at the Van De Graaff generator. After the hair-raising experience, children will have the opportunity to get their favorite doll all dolled up at the exclusive American Girl doll salon!


$20 per person
$15 per member