Enrichment Classes & Programs

Shelter Buddies Reading Program

314-647-8800

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program is designed to help shelter dogs at the Humane Society of Missouri become more adoptable. Reading to the dogs helps to bring comfort and to reduce anxiety of shelter pets, and it nurtures empathy in children. The program is for kids ages 6-15 and is available at HSMO's Macklind Avenue Headquarters and at HSMO's Kuehner Center in Chesterfield Valley.

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Sweetology

636-220-3620

Sweetology is a canvas for creativity, filled with fun, sprinkled with delight, and topped with satisfied smiles. For ages 2 to 92, every visit to Sweetology is a one-of-a-kind adventure creating and decorating your own unique confections in the Sweetology workshop. With classes and workshops for preschoolers up to high schoolers, there is something for everyone.

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Challenger Learning Center

314-521-6205

Visitors will find lots of learning (and fun!) opportunities at the Challenger Learning Center, such as unique summer camps (Astronaut Training camp, Aquatic Robotics, Mars Camp, Innovators TechShop, just to name a few),  STEM-based school programs, Simulated Space Missions for all ages, including Voyage to Mars, Return to the Moon, Jr Astronauts: Mystery in Space and many more.

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

314-725-1177 (Delmar) 314-534-7528 (Grand Center)

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design offers art and enrichment classes for all ages, as well as Parent and Me, and Grandparent and Me classes. You'll find opportunities to work with clay, metals, fiber, glass and wood. With classess ranging from one-day workshops to 3-6 week courses, introductory to advanced, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is well equipped to provide exceptional hands-on learning experiences. Whatever your artistic journey, Craft Alliance can help you reach your destination. Two locations: Grand Center and Delmar Loop.

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Laumeier Sculpture Park

314-615-5268

Age-appropriate art courses are offered as either multi-day classes or one-day workshops. Art Classes and Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Participants work at their own level and pace with guided instruction for skill improvement.

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Bug Jar Club

636-530-0076

Join the fun at The Butterfly House's new literature-based presentation and craft series. The BugJar Club is for kids ages 3-8 and takes place every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Each month, kids will learn about a different bug with an interactive storybook reading. Participants can then create a habitat for their new BugJar friend. 

The BugJar Club is included with regular Butterfly House admission. preregistration is not required. 

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YMCA Youth Sports

The Y is the starting point for many children to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. Kids gain the confidence that comes with learning a new skill, build positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and learn teamwork. 

YMCA sports programs place priority on family involvement, healthy competition, character building, teamwork and the value of participation over winning. Schedules are designed for family convenience.

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After-School Programs at the Gateway Region YMCA

The Gateway Region YMCA offers parents the support they need to meet the needs of their busy families. Child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids, it's about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. 

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