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The Magic House Museum St Louis

Where is it at?

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The Magic House Museum
516 S Kirkwood Road
St Louis
MO
63122
Tel: 314 822 8900

Directions

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

Where are we going today?

If you want to take your kids to a place where they can experience hands-on learning ALL day, as well as expand their creativity, encourage experimentation and develop their problem solving skills, you might want to take them to The Magic House!

This Missouri children's museum isn't filled with card tricks and rabbits out of hats, but it IS filled with the childhood magic that kids experience when they are surrounded by joy, wonder, learning and beauty!

The exhibits and programs within The Magic House are suitable for kids of all abilities and interests. They allow kids the tools to build their own knowledge, so they can learn in their own way and pace.

Kids - have you ever touched an electrically charged ball, or created a 3D impression of yourself? You can at The Magic House! Kids can operate model trains, spin a giant kaleidoscope wheel, or even get creative with poetry and the Poet Tree!

The Children's Village is a great place for kids to interact with the "real world", where they can use tools to service a car, climb a tree-house, serve pizza or even stock grocery store shelves. A fun pretend community for those little ones!

There are exhibits which focus on math, and there are exhibits where those future Picasso's can really get inspired. There are exhibits where musical talents can be explored, and exhibits for those future engineers where they can construct objects with fun, foam blocks!

If you have little ones under 2 years, there is a special Baby & Me section where they can sing, play, and enjoy toddler-sized fun with others their own age. Parents are welcome too!

Don't forget to check out the outdoor play garden at The Magic House too - great fun on those summer days!

Are you excited to get learning? There's a little big of magic waiting for you in St. Louis!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$10
  • Free Under: 12 months
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Varies on the season so check before you go!

Closed Mondays.

Teachers corner

With field trips and outreach programs, there are great experiences for those students! The programs are designed for specific grades, so make sure you check out the options and book in advance for the ones that suit your students the most!.

I'm Hungry!

The Picnic Basket Cafe offers a wide variety of snacks, meals, drinks, and desserts. Learning and fun is hungry work!.

Healthy Eating!

The Magic House is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles for families by providing a variety of healthy food options in the Picnic Basket Cafe. .

Any Top Tips?

The duration of a visit varies depending on the ages of the children. Most families allow two to four hours to visit. .

Need a little extra help?

They offer barrier-free exhibits, programs and public areas that can be enjoyed by all visitors. Service animals are welcome, and elevators are provide service to all floors. The Magic House was originally a historic home, so some hallways on the second and third floors of the Victorian structure are narrower than in the recently constructed sections of the Museum. .

Baby Facilities

The Calming Corner is a special place for moms and little ones who need a place for a quiet moment..

Can I get one of those?

The Gift Shop is full of educational, fun, and imagination-inspiring items! From Magic House souvenirs, to gifts relating to their most exciting exhibits, it's a great way to continue the fun of the museum at home!.

What people are saying?

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    Pretty neat experience. This place is great for kids and I enjoy it every time we go here. I would recommend this place to others looking to entertain their kids. This is another reason why I love St. Louis.

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    Do expect a lot of people but it is still a lot of fun. It is geared towards the six and under crowd with a few things that appeal to older ages. The toddler room was fun for the little ones. It was all hands on had so many places to explore from Sid the Science's kids house to a vet clinic to a pizza parlor. There were two sports areas, football and hockey which my older son enjoyed. It took a couple of hours to get through.

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    I went here for one of my friend's 5 year old boys birthday party. Magic House is always fun but this review is on the "Party Rooms" They picked an Art theme so all the kids were able to paint a picture, make some paper glasses, decorate and eat their cupcakes and open presents all within 1 hour which I think is such a great set up. The workers unfortunately seemed very uninterested and not thrilled to be there, just a heads up.

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    Love taking my son here. We have a great time!

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    We arrived about 12:25 and the north parking lot was taken over by school bus parking. We had to go to the south parking lot which appears to be the entrance to the middle school...we did not see a sign for Magic House parking at this lot or else we would have turned here first. My 13 year old was pretty bored however my 6 year old was in heaven. It really is geared towards 3-7 year olds in my opinion and has a lot of dramatic play opportunities throughout. My teen did like the president's office and the court room. Food options were slim pickings...we...Read More

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We arrived about 12:25 and the north parking lot was taken over by school bus parking. We had to go to the south parking lot which appears to be the entrance to the middle school...we did not see a sign for Magic House parking at this lot or else we would have turned here first. My 13 year old was pretty bored however my 6 year old was in heaven. It really is geared towards 3-7 year olds in my opinion and has a lot of dramatic play opportunities throughout. My teen did like the president's office and the court room. Food options were slim pickings...we spent $12 on a pretzel, cheeze its, and 2 drinks. The place was packed the entire time we were there and some exhibits are in rooms that are too small.

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