ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-- A favorite spot of St. Louis kids may soon be coming to Lambert International Airport. A Rally St. Louis project to fund an extension of The Magic House at Lambert is up and running, looking for backing from the public.
Rally St. Louis is a crowd sourcing venture that funds innovative ideas that will improve St. Louis and its image. The idea of putting a mini Magic House in concourse C was proposed on the site and got immediate votes. It could prove to be the highest profile project yet for the fledgling Rally St. Louis group.
“It was very popular immediately and a lot of St. Louisans kind of were able to relate to the fact it would be great to bring something like that that’s family friendly to our airport,” Rally’s Aaron Perlut said.
Lambert has already agreed to set aside the area that used to be gate C2 if the project comes through. Magic House officials are confident it will. They say the concept, which has been executed at airports in Chicago and Boston among others, makes imminent sense.
“There’s so much layover time now and you have to get to the airport so early and children have to sit so still on the airplane,” Beth Fitzgerald of the Magic House said. “We really want to make sure they have a place to get up and move and do some fun learning activities before they have to sit still for so long.”
From a funding standpoint, this has a head start on most Rally St. Louis projects. The cost is $100 thousand, and the Magic House has already lined up $75 thousand of that.
If you’d like to learn more about the project and make a donation to chip in on the rest of that balance, you can go to the Magic House project page on Rally St. Louis’ website here: