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Magic House

151 Employees | Established 1979

St. Louis Children’s Museum engaging all children with hands-on learning experiences that spark imagination, pique curiosity, enhance creativity and develop problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.

Mission Statement

The Magic House requested and received support for Youth Family Nights, special free evenings at the Museum offered exclusively to St. Louis schools, libraries and not-for-profit organizations that serve disadvantaged children. Youth Family Nights are offered only to agencies that reach children in need, and each night provides an organization with the opportunity to participate in an educational event that fosters discovery, exploration and camaraderie among its members; gives underserved children and families free access to a cultural institution that they may otherwise not be able to experience; and allows The Magic House to build even stronger partnerships with organizations that have complementary missions and a commitment to serving low-income children and families in our community.


The generous grant of $25,000 from the Dana Brown Charitable Trust allowed The Magic House to provide 16 Youth Family Nights, which included free Museum admission, roundtrip bus transportation from the organization, and supporting educational materials for participating children and families. The Magic House provided free Youth Family Nights to organizations that serve low-income children and families including elementary schools in the districts of Bayless, Ferguson-Florissant, Hancock Place and Ritenour; Marygrove, a residential school for children coping with an abusive past; the summer reading program participants from the St. Louis County Libraries; and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. Funding from the Dana Brown Charitable Trust allowed The Magic House to welcome 4,862 children in need during Youth Family Nights at the Museum.