activities for kids in St. Louis

Pumpkin Jamboree at Eckerts

Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin, even one up to 150 pounds! You can also enjoy wagon rides, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, petting farm, children’s activities, make-your-own scarecrow, funnel cakes and festival foods. At Eckerts Farms in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton, Ill.

More information: eckerts.com 

 

 

Amazing Creatures

Kids will journey into the realm of animals with zoo naturalist Dianne Moran and live animals to enhance the experience. For ages 5-10. Registration is required. 

Amazing Creatures will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch

October 16 at 6 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

November 6 at 4 p.m. at the Bridgeton Trails Branch

November 8 at 2 p.m. at the Natural Bridge Branch

November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Branch
 

December 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eureka Hills Branch

December 28 at 2 p.m. at the Indian Trails Branch

December 29 at 2 p.m. at the Cliff Cave Branch

Free. More information and registration: slcl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

Animal Friends of Land and Sea

Little ones will learn about animal sounds in the wild and the science of the sea at this free program presented by Mad Science of St. Louis. For ages 3-5. Workshops are held at the St. Louis County Library. Registration is required. 

Amimal Friends of Land and Sea will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

October 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rock Road Branch

October 30 at 10 a.m. at the Indian Trails Branch

November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Commons Branch

November 13 at 10 a.m. at the Grant's View Branch

December 11 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

Free. More information and registration: slcl.org
 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Preschool

Sounds With Seuss

Preschoolers will take a romp through the wonderful world of sounds based on Dr. Seuss' "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" This free workshop for ages 3-5 is held at the St. Louis County Library and presented by The Magic House. Registration is required.

Sounds with Seuss will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

October 16 at 10 a.m. at the Grant's View Branch

October 20 at 10 a.m. at the Jamestown Bluffs Branch

November 2 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

November 21 at 10 a.m. at the Weber Road Branch

December 7 at 10 a.m. at the Cliff Cave Branch

December 11 at 10 a.m. at the Bridgetown Trails Branch

Free. More information and registration: slcl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Preschool

Historic Shaw Art Fair

Located on the beautiful tree-lined parkway of Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is now in its 25th year. The urban location, food court, great music and fabulous art are all part of the visitor experience. A children's art area will feature hands-on art projects for kids. The Shaw Art Fair is held concurrently with the Missouri Botanical Garden's Best of Missouri Market, located directly across Tower Grove Avenue.
 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. Admission is $7 for adults and valid for both days. Children ages 14 and under are free with an adult admission. Get $1 off admission with a non-perishable food item donation.

More information: shawstlouis.org

 

Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages

Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

Enjoy authentic food, live Salsa bands, dancing, the Los Niños Children's Pavilion with piñatas, a petting zoo, and more at the area’s largest Hispanic festival. 

There will also be folkloric dancers, Hispanic crafts, inflatable rides, exotic pets, traditional Hispanic games, information booths, and a carnival party at this celebration of the common heritage of Hispanic nations.

At Soulard Park (next to Soulard Market) Sept. 22-24. Free admission.

More information: hispanicfestivalstl.com

Locations: St. Louis

Visiting Artist Series: Leverage Dance Theater Moving Through Math

Leverage Dance Theater presents Moving Through Math, an interactive performance that utilizes music, dance and movement to bring elementary math to life. Bodies become the tools to illustrate basic mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, multiplication, lines, angles, polygons and patterns.

Part of the Visiting Artist Series at The Magic House.

Included with Magic House admission. 

Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 with performances at noon and 2 p.m. at The Magic House.

More information: magichouse.org

 

 

Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series at the Missouri History Museum

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to the front lawn of the Missouri History Museum for the popular Twilight Tuesdays outdoor concert series. There will also be pre-concert activities for kids in the History Clubhouse, including make-and-take craft activities and more, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Food and drinks are also available for purchase from Bixby's, the museum's restaurant, and various food trucks. In the event of inclement weather, call the Twilight Tuesdays Information Hotline after 3 p.m. at 314-454-3199 to check if the concert will still take place.

At the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Free.

More information: mohistory.org 

Locations: St. Louis

Flower Scientist

Kids can learn how a botanist works as they use tools to dissect flowers and explore how flowers benefit the world. They'll also make a tiny bouquet and plant a flower to take home at this workshop sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden. 

Free. For ages 5-11. Registration is required. 

Flower Scientist will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

August 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Bluffs Branch

August 16 at 4:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch

August 23 at 2 p.m. at the Natural Bridge Branch

August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grant's View Branch

September 16 at 2 p.m. at the Weber Road Branch

September 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Eureka Hills Branch

For more information and to register: slcl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

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