Families are invited to celebrate the opening of The Magic House's newest exhibit, "Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius" with a weekend of Chinese New Year-inspired fun Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Opening weekend festivities will include Chinese ethnic folk dances, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations by visiting artist Jimmy Liu and more. Designed for ages 3 through 12, the new exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to experience what life is like for children in China through six different environments. Kids can explore a school setting, step into the role of a researcher at a panda reserve, find out how parks support fitness, browse a Chinese market, prepare a meal in a restaurant, celebrate Chinese New Year in a home setting and even participate in a dragon parade.
The new exhibit was created in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Character Plus. Funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums, this travelling exhibit is designed to increase understanding of Chinese culture. Admission to the exhibit is free with museum admission.
The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, 63122. Call 314-822-8900 for more information.