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The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum

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(314) 822-8900

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516 S Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122

Closed Now
Tomorrow

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Regular Hours

Mon - Thu

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Fri

9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Sat

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sun

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Magic House will engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.

Extra Phones

Fax: (314) 822-8930

General Info

Since 1979, The Magic House has strived to fulfill its mission of providing children with quality educational experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.  The exhibits at The Magic House are designed to captivate, educate and entertain visitors of all ages.

Starting with infants and their special grown-ups in For Baby & Me, visitors can enjoy a toddler-sized space where nursery rhymes spring to life in tugboats and tiny houses. Preschoolers can perform puppet shows or explore a texture-tunnel in A Little Bit of Magic, a world just their size. Around the Museum, visitors of all ages can uncover the past at the Lewis and Clark Trail, or climb a three-story beanstalk up to the clouds. Discover the three branches of government in the Star-Spangled Center while singing patriotic karaoke and sitting in the Oval Office. Create a masterpiece in the Art Studio, or investigate the clues to solve The Magic House art-heist mystery! Hands-on activities line the walls to inspire every learner! 

Payment Methods

Check, Debit, Cash, All Major Credit Cards

Amenities

Picnic Basket Cafe promotes healthy lifestyles for families, providing a variety of healthy food options. Enjoy delicious salads, sandwiches, soups and snacks made with fresh ingredients and whole grains.

http://www.magichouse.org/plan-your-visit-picnic.php

Location

Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.

From the Lindbergh exit, The Magic House is located:

  • one mile north of I-44 or
  • four miles south of I-40/64

Parking is always free at  The Magic House!

Associations

The Magic House is a member of the Association of Children's Museums.

Other Information

Parking: Self, On Site, Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Specialties: Museums, Attractions

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  • user avatar
    Erik T.
    02/27/2016

    Recently renovated. Lots for things to do for the whole family but the kids will especially love it.

  • We went here yesterday. It was...
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    missydawn31
    03/21/2012

    We went here yesterday. It was very very busy but never crowded. Both of my girls (5yo & 8mo) had a lot of fun. We ate lunch on the patio after ordering from The Picnic Basket Cafe located inside The Magic House. It was delicious. Definitely a must stop place for future trips.

  • Pretty neat for kids
    TheFlyingColonel
    07/27/2010

    Took the kids to the Magic House the other day and it was better than expected. Lots of things for kids to do and learn. What better way to get the young brains working than to take them here. Many different areas to check out, but because it is a popular place it tends to be a bit crowded and you may have to wait to interact with the displays. Overall a good time. Check the local magazines at any hotel and browse through it. You may find a 2 for 1 coupon.

  • Abracadabra.
    susanmackay
    08/20/2002

    The Magic House is really fun. Young and old alike enjoy the magic. Low cost.

  • Great for busy kids
    ro nwins
    08/13/2002

    All children will find something fun at the Magic House. It's filled with great hands on science experiments for the kids and worth the price of admission. Plan on spending a full day here and arrive early in the morning. Make sure not to miss the town where they have a home, bank, grocery store, pizza place, tv station and more that the kids can play in. The fishing pond is another favorite (magnetic fish). No food or drink is available here however so plan accordingly.

  • Oh, the memories!
    RichardTate
    05/16/2002

    As a grade-school kid growing up in St. Louis, this was my all-time favorite annual field trip. I'd love to go back and see how well it's aged. Do they still have the ""touch tunnel""? The static-electricity exhibit? As I remember it, the Magic House is a really great educational concept that kids really love.

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