We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Magic House

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 516 S Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122
Phone Number: 314 822 8900
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: This fun-filled attraction offers kids many hands-on learning activities...
This fun-filled attraction offers kids many hands-on learning activities and provides a special area for younger children.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 724 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 509
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Kids time

This was so much fun. Kids had a great time. lots for them to see and explore, great staff. Great hands on experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Jennifer R
,
Rock Falls, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

724 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rock Falls, Illinois
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was so much fun. Kids had a great time. lots for them to see and explore, great staff. Great hands on experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edward
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fun to climb the "beanstalk", go on the Lewis and Clark adventure, go down the spiral slide and act like the President, Supreme Court Justice or Congressman. There is more for kids under 8, but works until age 11.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place was amazing for my kids and I!! We were visiting from Kansas City, and my sister suggested this venue. So worth it! There are amazing things from science, to all different hands on play areas that include a huge store and kitchen area, as well as all other kinds of awesome things for kids to interact with. A... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to the Magic House for the first time because it was close to the hotel with our 9 year old. There's not much to offer to children above 5(tops). We really did not enjoy this attraction. We feel that this is a HUGE RIP OFF of the Science Center. Will not recommend this or ever go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited with our 7 and 9 year old who had fun in spite of it being so crowded. Lots of hands on exhibits but not a lot of staff directing clean up or offering insight on the exhibits. The government exhibit was very nice but we could have done without the out of control kids yelling into the microphone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a great time here we were there for 4 hours my girls had a great time it is definitely fun for all ages!! The house is huge and amazing inside it is never ending this is a must see!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a wonderful children's museum. There was so much science and discovery presented in a fun way. And there was stuff to do for kids of all ages. That part was much appreciated. They had an entire exhibit about China and a mock President's office and Supreme Court. This is not your average children's museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

10$ to get in. Check Groupon because sometimes they have deals for it. All day event for kids to run around and pretend play with almost any life skill you can think of. Plus a ton of cool science type exhibits. All of this is a cross two wings of a huge mansion type building. They've got a mock Oval... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was our first visit to The Magic House even though we have visited St. Louis several times. It. Was. Awesome. Every one of our kids, from age 2 to 12 had fun here. So much to do. Bonus points that it was inside as it was very hot while we were there!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I really didn't know what to expect when my wife wanted to go here on our last trip to STL. I couldn't believe how big this place is. Our group included 4 kids under the age of 3 (6 adults). They have different areas for all different ages. They have a couple of features that are really cool for older... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Magic House also viewed

 

Been to The Magic House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Magic House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Magic House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?