Thursday, November 1, 2018

Magic House, Kirkwood


Location: 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122


The Magic House is a mostly indoor children's play museum, good for toddlers from the time they are walking up thru school-aged children. Admission is currently $12 for everyone over age 1, but there are membership opportunities for local families and their facebook page sometimes offers special admission deals.

The Magic House fills up quickly, especially on weekends, so arrive early. During the school year, the areas for toddlers and preschoolers are open in the mornings for kids under age 6. They also have special exhibits that are on display for a few months at a time that are fun for the kids.

Highlights of the Magic House include an area just for kids 2 and under, a water table, children's village (pretend play in a child-sized city, including a bank, restaurant, grocery store, auto mechanic, library, baby hospital, vet, pizza parlor, and more), 3-story slide, hair raising experience (as seen in all their ad material), kid construction zone, 3-story Jack and the Beanstalk climbing structure, the Star Spangled Center (pretend oval office), preschool area, science experiments, an art center, and musical instruments galore. Outside in front of the house is a small outdoor play area with a man-made creek that the kids can play in - bring a change of clothes if you plan to play here!

There is a cafe inside the Magic House - you cannot bring in outside food but there are picnic areas adjacent to the parking lot to eat your own picnic.

I don't recommend a stroller as there are lots of places you'll want to go up and down stairs and not have to seek out an elevator.

Below is a sampling of photos from different areas of the magic house.

"For Baby and Me" Exhibit for Ages 2 and Under

"For Baby and Me" Exhibit for ages 2 and under

"Waterworks" Exhibit for ages 6 and under

"The Bubble Room" Exhibit - Photo Credit:The Magic House

"Leave an Impression" Exhibit - photo credit:

"Children's Village" Exhibit

"Children's Village" Exhibit

"Children's Village" Exhibit

"Jack and the Beanstalk" Exhibit

"Art Studio" Exhibit

Outdoor nature play area added in 2018

Wonder works, the STEM focused early childhood area is totally amazing. It was redone in late 2015 and has so many cool things to do. "Dig in the sand, crawl through tunnels, race a car down an inclined plane, suspend balls in midair, examine creatures under a microscope, climb aboard a submersible, draw a fish and watch it swim."


Shadow wall area on the 3rd floor

 3 story slide

Outdoor patio 

This is filled with water in the summer

Sand pit

 The have a maze through the hedges. It's not hard to find your way out, my kids really enjoyed running through it.

 Hopscotch area

Cute boat

Construction Zone

 Star Spangled Center


  1. I am great with you using that picture, and thanks for the link!! Love this blog, I'm always looking for things to do with my kids!

  2. It's a great venue for grandparents to take the children. The kids and grandparents can enjoy all of the activities together.