About The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum

The Magic House is a not-for-profit participatory museum that provides hands-on learning experiences for children and families and encourages experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. Regular Museum admission is $12 per person. Children under the age of one are free.

The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, one mile north of Highway 44 in historic downtown Kirkwood. Hours during the school year are Tuesday through Thursday, 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm; Friday, 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. The Museum is closed on Mondays during the school year. Parking is always free at The Magic House. For more information, please call 314.822.8900 or visit The Magic House online at


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ST LOUIS (October 23, 2018) – On November 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 pmMaster Shifu Xing Xue from the St. Louis Shaolin Kung Fu School will be at The Magic House to introduce visitors to the ancient Chinese martial art known as Kung Fu as part of the Museum’s Fit Kid: Free Kid event. Shifu Xing Xue and some of his students will be demonstrating a wide variety of Chinese Kung Fu techniques, including some with Kung Fu instruments. Kids 12 and under can become a Fit Kid: Free Kid and earn FREE admission to the Museum for this event by participating in a fitness challenge at the door!

Shifu Xing Xue is one of the 32nd-generation of Shaolin Warrior Monks from the Shaolin Temple. He has traveled representing the Temple to a number of countries to promote the Shaolin culture, and now has founded the St. Louis Shaolin Kung Fu School in Olivette to promote this cherished cultural heritage, promote the Shaolin culture as well as the traditional Chinese culture.


Martial Arts is part of the Museum’s Fit Kid: Free Kid evenings sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Fit Kid: Free Kid takes place on the first Friday evening of every month from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and features a variety of health and fitness activities with different themes and partners each month. To receive free admission for children 12 and under, families must register in advance. Reservations can be made online at


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