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Hours: Labor Day to Memorial Day: noon-5:30 p.m. Tue.–Thu., noon-9 p.m. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Summer: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun.

Nestled in Kirkwood, The Magic House is a preferred destination for children and tourists alike. Over the course of a visit, explorers can navigate multiple floors spanning 55,000 square feet. Some exhibits include music-making bubbles and the Lewis and Clark Adventures. The latter attraction recreates the seminal 1804 journey from St. Louis to the Pacific coast. Actors impersonate Lewis and Clark while patrons learn the journey through mapping the train and spending time inside teepees – just like the famed explorers. The Magic House emphasizes science and history with a colorful, tactile experience that imprints visitors with memories and knowledge.