The Magic House—St. Louis Children's Museum

516 S. Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122-5926- Map It
Phone: (314) 822-8900

AAA Editor Notes

The Magic House—St. Louis Children's Museum is at 516 S. Kirkwood Rd. The museum's hands-on learning experiences allow children to experiment, build creativity and develop problem solving skills. Families can explore communications, mathematics and science concepts through a variety of activities. Exhibits let kids become immersed in a giant bubble, stock grocery store shelves in the Children's Village and climb the three-story Jack and the Beanstalk structure. Other areas include a three-story slide; an open-air plant science exhibit; a water playground; Kids Construction Zone; Solve the Mystery; and Star-Spangled Center, which includes a replica of the Oval Office. The electrically charged ball that makes visitors' hair stand on end is always a favorite. For Baby and Me is a discovery area for children under 2, and Wonder Works is a special play area for children ages 2-8. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
$11; free (under 1).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5:30 (also Fri. 5:30-9), Sun. 11-5:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Tues.-Fri. noon-5:30 (also Fri. 5:30-9), Sat. 9:30-5:30, Sun. 11-5:30, rest of year. Wonder Works play area opens Tues.-Fri. at 10:30 during the school year. Hours may be extended during school breaks; phone to confirm schedule. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 2 hours minimum.