The dinosaurs are back! “Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit” returns to The Magic House March 3. The exhibit, which was designed in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, teaches young visitors about science, natural history and paleontology using characters from the popular PBS program, “Dinosaur Train.”
The exhibit uses two popular themes—dinosaurs and trains—to transport children through time and nurture their interest in scientific learning through hands-on activities. Kids can explore a giant dinosaur's nest, see a real dinosaur fossil footprint and more. The Magic House previously hosted the traveling exhibit in fall 2017, but the train departed temporarily to make room for “Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks” during the holiday season.
The Magic House will welcome back a Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy and all his friends with a Nine Network PBS Kids Party from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Guests will include Curious George, Super Why and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Families donating a new book or package of diapers to the St. Louis Crisis Nursery will receive one free child’s admission with adult admission.
“Dinosaur Train” will be on display March 3-May 13. It is the second exhibit that The Magic House has created in partnership with The Jim Henson Company; the two organizations previously collaborated to create “Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!,” which is also currently touring museums across the country. The Magic House has also been working with the Kenyan community in St. Louis to develop "Kenya's Kids," a new exhibit scheduled to open June 9. Take a look behind the scenes at exhibit development at The Magic House.
The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO. Admission is $11. Children under the age of 1 are free.