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The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum

(6 Reviews)

516 S Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122

(314) 822-8900

Today: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tomorrow: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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.

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! 


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Fax: (314) 822-8930

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

From the Lindbergh exit, The Magic House is located:


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We went here yesterday. It was...

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.



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Pretty neat for kids

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.



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

ro nwins


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Great for busy kids

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.



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Oh, the memories!

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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