We offer several resources to learn magic in St. Louis (and some out of St. Louis as well):
- Free Tricks: Blog, newsletter, tricks page
- NEW Abra Academy!
- magic camp
- after school magic classes
- online magic shop
- local magic clubs
Let’s look at each option.
Learn Magic for Free
Perhaps you’ve received our optical billusion with 32 optical illusions at an event, our cardless card trick, or our Masterpieces of Art trick and are looking for instructions?
Or maybe you are eager to learn a few tricks right now!
Visit www.abrakid.com/tricks for videos and written instructions for tricks you can learn!
We post a new trick you can learn every week! Visit www.abrakid.com/blog
Sign up for our free e-newsletter in the sidebar on this page. Learn free tricks each month! You’ll also find out about magic events going on around town.
Over the summer and during winter break, we offer Magic Camp St. Louis! For a whole week, you get to learn all sort of magic—money tricks, rope tricks, card tricks, mind reading tricks, illusions, dinner table magic,… You get your own magic brief case and new tricks to put in it daily! Camp culminates with campers starring in a family show. In addition to learning magic, campers also learn to twist animal balloons, comedy magic skits, out-of-the-box thinking magic puzzles, and more!
Magic camp is a great way to build presentation skills and confidence in front of a group. Our camps are held both at our facility in Webster Groves, and at schools and community centers throughout the St. Louis area. Tricks are new each summer. In addition to magic camp, we also offer circus camp, kids comedy camp, math magic camps, balloonatics camp, & magical mystery camp.
We generally post our summer camp schedule around Feb. 1, and our winter break camp info around Oct. 1. For more info, visit: www.abrakid.com/camp
The magic camp was fantastic. My son really enjoyed it and we have enjoyed the magic shows we now seem to have regularly. My son also participated in circus camp. Great time there as well!
–M Sauer, parent
We teach 6 and 8 week after school classes at a variety of elementary schools throughout the St. Louis, MO and IL area. Our classes are an abbreviated version of our camps (see above), with classes being 6-8 total hours, whereas camps are typically 15-30 hours. Like camps, students get new tricks to take home each day, and participate in a family show the final day. Our classes teach different tricks every year, and those tricks are different from our summer and winter break camps.
To see if we are offering a class at your school, call or email us. If not, we’d love to start one! For more info, visit: www.abrakid.com/after-school-programs
My daughter is very quiet & shy. This was a good way for her to practice doing something in front of an audience.
–Westridge Elementary Parent
Looking for some magic kits, dvds, or books to further your child’s interest in magic? Perhaps for her birthday, Christmas, or just to further her interest? In our online magic shop, we offer a variety of magic kits and dvds. We also carry balloon kits, gag sets, circus items, magic puppets, and more!
We ship anywhere. If you are in the St. Louis area, feel free to stop by and browse. It’s best to call first to make sure we are not out teaching or performing. Abra-Kid-Abra is located at 803 Lafayette Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. 314-961-6912.
The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) and the Society of American Magicians (SAM) are great clubs to further interest in magic. They generally meet monthly. They have chapters in most major cities. If you are in the St. Louis area, here are links to the St. Louis IBM chapter, the St. Louis SAM chapter, and the Midwest Magic Jubilee—an annual conference that is great fun and a great learning experience.