The Magic House will reopen June 15 with reservations, reduced capacity


Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer

Siblings Anders and Vaeya Rhodes climb on The Magic House playground in summer 2018. They both wore neon green shirts to the event, so that they’d match. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

The Magic House in Kirkwood and its St. Louis city satellite location, MADE for Kids, will reopen in the coming weeks, joining other area attractions opening their doors as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in St. Louis County and the city.

The Magic House announced Monday that The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum, 516 S. Kirkwood Road, will reopen Monday, June 15, while the satellite location in the city, MADE for Kids, 5127 Delmar Blvd., will reopen Tuesday, June 9.

Attendance will be limited to a fraction of The Magic House’s capacity and will require advance ticket sales and member registrations to access the facilities.

The museum’s hours of operation have also been adjusted to accommodate time for deep cleaning throughout the day. The new protocols “follow and exceed” national, state and local guidelines and industry best practices, The Magic House said in the news release.

Visitors will be able to schedule their visit during one of three two-hour visits.

Reservations can be made online at Visitors will receive an electronic ticket to allow for touchless scanned entry in the museum.

Visitors over the age of 9 will be required to wear a face cover. Face coverings will be available for purchase.

“We know how important learning experiences are for kids, especially as they have lost so much time in school this year,” said Beth Fitzgerald, president at The Magic House, in the release. “We look forward to welcoming our visitors back through our doors very soon!”

Additional health and safety modifications include:

Personal material kits to provide for one-user only supplies for experiences throughout the facility

Increased hand sanitizer and wipe stations

Daily staff health screenings

Social distancing floor makers and reminder signage

For more information about the reopening, visit