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The Magic House, Saint Louis

4.5
#1 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Missouri
In a 5,100 sq m (55,000 sq f) space, The Magic House features exhibits, resources, and activities for children to experiment with, create, and develop problem-solving skills. Look for some of these favorite exhibits: an electrically charged ball that creates static electricity, a large pin screen that holds the shape of your body, a giant kaleidoscope, and an art studio. Older children get to solve mysteries by analyzing fingerprints, crawling through ductwork, and opening secret doors. Kids have the opportunity to stay overnight with one parent, an experience that includes an evening snack and breakfast plus extra time to enjoy more than 100 exhibits. Put The Magic House into our Saint Louis itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We recently took our six year old to the Magic House on a Saturday and had an absolute blast. He enjoyed the climbing and physical activity as well as the exhibits that let him use his imagination. I ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    My kids loved coming here. Make sure you arrive first thing in the morning because it gets very busy! Every room was full of engaging activities. I would say this museum caters best to age 3 to 10.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    A great place for our grandsons, 5, 7 and 8 years old. There was something for everyone with the mystery room a highlight as we spent an hour there. They all loved the math area. If we lived in St. Lu...  more »

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Saint Louis is famous for its relatively low cost of living, so you can often find affordable rooms even in its most expensive hotels. The sprawling metropolitan region boasts nearly 40,000 hotel rooms, 8,000 of them in downtown. In this area, you can choose from a range of full-service hotels offering all the comforts of home within walking distance of the city's major attractions. If all you need is a decent bed, consider an inn near the airport.
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