Beginning Friday, April 12, The Magic House will have a special place for visitors who are looking for a little quiet time. Located on the lower level near the Star-Spangled Center, the Calming Corner is designed for nursing mothers, children with special needs and other visitors who could use a soothing space away from the rest of the museum.
The Calming Corner is designed to meet the health and safety needs of children with developmental and physical challenges, especially those with an autism spectrum disorder, who may need a respite during their visit, according to a museum news release. The room will offer quiet activities including books, sensory games and toys, and a six-foot bubble tube. The room is also equipped with a glider for nursing mothers, a child-sized rocker, bean bag chairs and a soothing sound machine.
The Calming Corner is made possible by the "It's Our Region Fund" of the Regional Business Council. The Magic House received the "Small Change-Big Impact Grant" for $6,500 to create this unique space within the museum to help better serve the needs of visitors. The Calming Corner project is designed to improve the quality of life for families in St. Louis by ensuring that every visitor is comfortable and welcome at the museum.
The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, Mo., 63122. Call 314-822-8900.