Monday, February 23, 2015


Just in time to ring in the Chinese New
Year, The Magic House is celebrating the grand opening of the Museum's
newest exhibit Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and
Confucius. In partnership with the St. Louis Modern Chinese School and
Chinese Culture and Education Services, The Magic House is hosting a
Chinese New Year Weekend Celebration on Saturday, February 21 from 10:00
am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, February 22 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm where
families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of
traditional Chinese New Year activities, enjoy Chinese ethnic folk dance
performances, be among the first to explore Children's China and more.

As part of the opening weekend festivities, visiting artist Jimmy Liu will
demonstrate the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy using traditional
brushstroke techniques. Chinese Calligraphy is part of the Museum's
Visiting Artist Series, a yearlong celebration of the arts at The Magic
House made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission of
St. Louis and Center Oil Company.

The Chinese New Year Weekend Celebration is sponsored by Moneta Group and
all activities are free with Museum admission. For a complete schedule of
events, visit

Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius, designed
for children 3 to 12 years, explores what life is like for children in
China today through six different immersive environments. In the school,
children will celebrate the annual holiday, National Teachers' Day, while
learning to write "thank you teacher" in Chinese characters on a
touchscreen notepad. Visitors will take on the role of a researcher at the
panda reserve and discover how the people of China are caring for this
endangered species. The entire family will find exercise fun at the park
by using playful equipment that encourages fitness for all ages. As food
is an important cultural experience in China, children will shop in a
traditional neighborhood market filled with a variety of fish, fruits and
vegetables and then prepare a healthy meal while working in the
restaurant. In the home, visitors will learn how families celebrate the
Chinese New Year and then will participate in a daily dragon parade led by
a traditional dragon headdress at the Great Achievement Hall.

Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius is part of
the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman
Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums. Created
by The Magic House in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Webster
University and Character Plus, Children's China is a nationally traveling
exhibit designed to increase understanding of the Chinese culture.
Children's China is free with Museum admission.

Admission Offer: Buy One, Get One Half Off! - Buy one admission at The Magic House,
get one admission half off! Limit one discount per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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