The Magic House

Sounds With Seuss

Preschoolers will take a romp through the wonderful world of sounds based on Dr. Seuss' "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" This free workshop for ages 3-5 is held at the St. Louis County Library and presented by The Magic House. Registration is required.

Sounds with Seuss will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

October 16 at 10 a.m. at the Grant's View Branch

October 20 at 10 a.m. at the Jamestown Bluffs Branch

November 2 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

November 21 at 10 a.m. at the Weber Road Branch

December 7 at 10 a.m. at the Cliff Cave Branch

December 11 at 10 a.m. at the Bridgetown Trails Branch

Free. More information and registration:


Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Preschool

Fall is one of the most delightful seasons in St. Louis – when the air gets crisp, the sweaters come out and the leaves turn into jewel box colors. It's also a great time to celebrate at a number of seasonal festivals throughout the area. Here are our picks for the best family-friendly fall festivals.

Kids Flea Market at The Magic House

The Magic House is looking for enterprising kids 16 years and younger to sell their handmade craft items, outgrown toys, books, baseball cards and games at the Museum's Annual Kids' 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.

The registration fee is $15 per table and kids keep the profits they make at the event. The Kids' Flea Market will take place rain or shine.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and to register for a table:

Registration is not required to attend or shop.


Fit Kid: Free Kid: Power Play

On the first Friday of the month kids are invited to spend some FREE time getting fit at Fit Kid: Free Kid at The Magic House. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge upon arrival can earn free admission to the event. Sponsored by St. Louis Children's Hospital. This month, join friends from the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cyclones for an evening of Power Play.

4-7 p.m. Registration is required. More information and to pre-register:


The kids may be gearing up for back-to-school, but there's still plenty of summer fun left. Here are our top picks for family-friendly events in August around the St. Louis area:

Family Fun Day at Ballpark Village

Stop into Ballpark Village for Family Fun Day, a carnival-style family festival with Fredbird, the Bubble Bus, huge inflatables and lots of fun activities. 

Activities include: carnival-style rides, inflatable bounce houses, slide and obstacle course, fun house, face painting, balloon artists, a climbing wall, performances and more.

Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but all-access activity passes for kids can be purchased for $10. Children under age 3 are free. All proceeds benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

More information and tickets:


Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at The Magic House

Get ready for an event that is sure to eclipse all others! Identified as one of the best places under the sun (and moon) for viewing the solar eclipse, The Magic House will host a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in the museum's front garden. 

Solar eclipse enthusiasts will have it made in the shade as they safety watch the moon pass between the sun and earth with a special pair of viewing glasses. The celebration includes a variety of sun-sational activities, including an out-of-this-world dance party!

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Magic House. Included with admission. 

More information:


Free Admission for Dads at The Magic House

In celebration of Father's Day, dads will be admitted free at The Magic House on Sunday, June 18. Children can wish their father a very happy Father’s Day by creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake in the museum's Art Studio, dig in the sand at Sandcastle Beach, go fishing in the Children's Village Pond,  and lots more.

11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

More information:

Grooving in the Garden at The Magic House

Enjoy a fun evening with your kids listening to live music from some of St. Louis' most whimsical bands at The Magic House. Grooving in the Garden takes place on select Fridays and is included with admission to The Magic House.

Kids can play and dance in the museum's front garden and everyone can enjoy samples from Andy's Frozen Custard (while supplies last).

4 to 6:30 p.m. Included with admission to The Magic House. Reservations are not required.

The schedule includes:

June 9: Lunar Levitation

July 14: Diamond Empire Band

August 11: Celia's Sing-A-Long Dance Party

September 8: The Evan Cole Band

More information:


Age Ranges: All Ages