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Special Events

Adult Play Date

Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:00 – 9:00pm

The Magic House Young Professionals Board invites adults 21 and older to act like a kid again at an Adult Play Date. Bring some friends and come play at our House!

Guests will enjoy complimentary beer and wine, delicious appetizers provided by The Magic House chef, live music in the Museumís front garden and a delicious ice cream bar with adult toppings.

All proceeds benefit The Magic Houseís Young Professionals Board Field Trip Scholarship Fund, which provides children in need with free field trips to the Museum.

This is an adults-only event.
Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact katie@magichouse.org for more information.


$25 per person

Grooving in the Garden

September 9
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:
September 9 – Evan Cole, 2016 American Idol Contestant


Free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required

Fall Farm Festival

September 10
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Families are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day down on the farm at The Magic Houseís Fall Farm Festival. During the event, kids can meet with local farmers to learn more about where their food comes from, check out a real tractor, participate in a variety of agricultural activities and even get up close and personal with live farm animals! The Fall Farm Festival is made possible by the Missouri and Illinois Farm Bureaus.


Free with regular Museum admission.

Grandparentís Day

Sunday, September 11
Regular Museum hours

Happy Grandparents Day! The Magic House is celebrating Grandparentís Day in a grand way with free admission for grandparents on Sunday, September 11 thanks to the support of OASIS.†Grandparents can spend some free time with their grandkids and even have a grand adventure or two. Kids will also have a grand time as they show off their favorite place to the grandest people they know and create a one-of-a-kind keepsake for their grandparents in the Museumís Art Studio.


Free admission for grandparents

Squirmy, Slimy, Scaly,
Slithery Creatures Kids Love

Saturday, September 17
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Leapiní lizards! With an event called Squirmy, Slimy, Scaly, Slithery Creatures Kids Love!, visitors are guaranteed to have a ďwildĒ time! The Magic House is playing host to creatures big and small from a 100 lb. tortoise to a not-so-tiny tarantula! Thanks to our friends from the St. Louis Herpetological Society, the Wildlife Command Center, the Butterfly House and the Wild Bird Sanctuary, visitors can get up close and personal with a variety of reptiles, arthropods and birds of prey and learn more about these extraordinary creatures. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy a thrilling presentation by Serengeti Steve, featuring some of his favorite critters and loads of audience participation! This event is free with Museum admission


Free with Museum admission.

Kids' Flea Market

September 25, 2016
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 Museumís Annual Kidsí 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 Kidsí Flea Market will take place rain or shine.


$15 per table
Reservations are not required to shop.

Big Truck Day

October 1 – 2
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Get your motors running and head out to The Magic House for a truckload of fun for Big Truck Day! Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big trucks including a cement mixer, crane, fire truck and more! Big Truck Day includes picnic lunch, decorating your very own construction hat and admission to The Magic House. Reservations are recommended.


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

Cardboard Creation Showcase

October 8

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

This September, kids will be challenged to take an ordinary cardboard box and build something extraordinary! The recycled masterpieces will be displayed at a Cardboard Creation Showcase on Saturday, October 8. Inspired by the short film, 'Caineís Arcade,' this event is part of a Global Cardboard Challenge created by the Imagination Foundation. Reserve your spot in the showcase and receive one free admission ticket for the day of the event!


Free with Museum admission

Not-So-Haunted House

Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30

Itís the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Children of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tifulĒ costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick or treating and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters at this candy-free celebration.


Free with Museum admission.

Happy Halloween Party

Friday, October 28

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for a special happy Halloween†celebration where kids can participate a cardio dance party, make a healthy snack with St. Louis Children's Hospitalís resident chef and even complete a scavenger hunt for candy-free treats!


Free with Museum Admission

Kids Special Election

Tuesday, November 8
9:30 am to 5:30 pm

This Election Day, The Magic House is inviting kids to take part in the electoral process at a Kids Special Election in the Museumís Star-Spangled Center. Itís not just politics as usual as kids step into the voting booth and cast their ballot. All pint-sized voters will receive a special ďI voted at The Magic HouseĒ sticker and can further show their civic pride by participating in some all-American crafts.†


Free with Museum admission.

Fairy Tale Tea

November 12 and 13
11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Aspiring princes and princesses will have the opportunity to dine on assorted pastries and fruit and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella. Following the play, kids can meet Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother. Reservations are required.


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

Kids Can Help

November 12 and 13

Children can help those less fortunate and get into The Magic House for FREE during the Museumís annual canned food drive. On Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, children under the age of 12 who bring in three canned goods per person will be admitted to the Museum free of charge. The collected food will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help families in need. Last year, The Magic House donated nearly 3,000 pounds of food, providing 2,448 meals for the area hungry. Helping others can be a magical experience

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 4
8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm or 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 11
8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am or 12:30 pm

You and your little short stack are invited to join us on for our Annual Breakfast with Santa! Make your morning (or evening) sizzle with a yummy pancake breakfast cooked by a pancake flipper extraordinaire, a fun holiday craft to take home, admission to The Magic House and the chance for little ones to sit on Santaís lap. Itís sure to ďstackĒ up to your expectations! Reservations required.


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

Reservations are required.

Noontime New Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Happy New Year! Ring in the new year a little bit early with a Noontime New Year celebration at The Magic House. New Year's revelers of all ages (even those with a bedtime!) are invited to join in the festivities as they make noise makers and wish wands, strike a pose in a photo booth with fun 2017 themed props and dance the day away to some rockin' tunes.


Free with Museum admission.