The Not-So-Haunted House at The Magic House has become a tradition for St. Louis families, with its storybook characters, trick-or-treat scavenger hunts and all the fun the Magic House offers year-round. This year, The Magic House is hosting Halloween Magic, meaning kids can enjoy the Not-So-Haunted House, Trick-or-Treat Town, plus lots more indoor and outdoor fun.
Halloween Magic includes the traditional Not-So-Haunted House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, (Oct. 14-16, 21-23 & 28-30), where storybook characters come alive and make surprise visits throughout the museum. Children ages 2 to 12 can trick or treat throughout the museum using jokes and riddles to find treat locations, and families will enjoy Halloween craft projects in the Art Studio as well as all their favorite play experiences, many with a Halloween twist.
And NEW this year: The Mostly Ghostly Haunted Mansion! Have you heard the rumors that The Magic House is haunted at night? Now you have the chance to explore this mysterious possibility! Take a private spooky tour of the 1901 Victorian House where it all started and play along the way! At the Mostly Ghostly Haunted Mansion, make creepy poses in the Shadow Wall, have your hair stand on end at the Electrostatic Generator, twirl down the three-story slide amidst hanging bats and find out where the secret staircase really leads. The rest of the Museum will be open too, plus enjoy delicious Dracula donuts and chilling beverages.
The Mostly Ghostly Haunted Mansion will be held October 28, 29 and 30 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. and is recommended for children ages 7 and above.
Outdoor experiences include Trick or Treat Town, where kids can put on their witches' hats (helmets), pick out their favorite broomstick (tricycle) and explore everything this Halloween-themed town has to offer. Your adventure includes stops at the Craft Shop, Candy Shop, Firehouse and more. After kids are done exploring, they can park their trike and play some fun yard games, like pumpkin tic-tac-toe!
Be sure to stop by the cafe for Picnic Basket Specials, including pumpkin bisque, chili hot dogs, butternut squash soup, chili and cornbread.
All Halloween Magic activities are included with admission and are being held during regular museum hours.
The Magic House hours are:
Halloween Magic is happening October 4 through 30, Tuesdays through Sundays, at The Magic House in Kirkwood and is included with admission.
Superhero Halloween Party at MADE for Kids
The fun doesn't stop at the Kirkwood Magic House! Head over to MADE for Kids, 5127 Delmar Blvd., the Magic House's makerspace for kids, and enjoy a Superhero Halloween Party on October 29 and 30!
Kids can wear their favorite costumes and enjoy a super special day, including meeting superheroes like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Batman and Spiderman (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day). Visitors can also make their own superhero mask, design their own Halloween costume and create a pipe cleaner superhero. The Superhero Halloween Party will be held:
The Superhero Halloween Party is at MADE for Kids, 5127 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 63108, and is included with admission.
U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fun photo opportunities, holiday carolers, Santa's woodland workshop, roaming entertainers, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland.
More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.