From a three-story slide to a kid-size city, this hands-on museum offers hundreds of exhibits for kids of all ages and abilities.
About This Deal
Free admission for children under 1
- Admission is valid for the entire day
- When can I visit?: The voucher is valid for admission on any day during Magic House’s operating hours.
- Exhibits are suitable for all ages and include:
- nursery rhymes-inspired For Baby & Me for toddlers
- Wonder Works for preschoolers
- kid-sized community Children’s Village with a market, pet clinic, bank, library, garage, and fishing pond
- Make-It Workshop with a real sewing machine and 3D printer
- Star-Spangled Center, a civic education center with a courtroom, legislative chamber, and the Oval Office, where kids can pretend to be a president
- Families can bring food to the Museum’s outdoor Garden Pavilion. These facilities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Outside food is not allowed within the Museum or Picnic Basket Cafe.
- Amenities: free parking, elevators, and ramps for strollers and wheelchairs
- Onsite cafeteria: yes, click here to view the menu and prices
- Strollers allowed; no strollers available for rental
- Transportation: see in the section Direction and Public Transit here
Need To Know
About The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum
Though built as a private home in 1901, the Victorian mansion stood vacant for years—until its first children's hands-on exhibits opened to the public over 40 years ago. Since then, The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum's curators have worked to engage children of all ages in learning and creative thought through a range of interactive multimedia exhibits. Their exhibits enable visitors to service cars, work in a pizza parlor, and go fishing in a child-centric community, or play with pumps and pipes in a waterworks playground. They can also climb a three-story fairy-tale beanstalk or travel the world without a passport during a visit to the World Traveler Gallery.
Museum staffers also organize a range of themed birthday parties, during which attendees play and complete special tasks as scientists or fairy-tale nobility. Visitors can refuel for exploration at the on-site Picnic Basket Cafe, whose menu highlights whole grains and healthy ingredients.