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Saturday, January 31, 2015

More than a dozen ice carvers will fill two blocks of North Main Street in St. Charles and create works of ice art at this outdoor ice-carving festival, Fete de Glace (Festival of Ice.) Watch as skilled carvers turn blocks of ice into unbelievable creations. Coffee, hot chocolate and fire pits keep the atmosphere cozy.

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic downtown St. Charles.

More information: historicstcharles.com

Locations: 
St. Charles County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Have you ever wondered what birds eat, where their food comes from or where birds themselves come from? Join the keepers at the World Bird Sanctuary as they do the morning feeding on the exhibit line, and learn all you want to know about birds and meet some individual birds too.

For all ages. Free. On Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. At the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park.

More information: worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown with the power of IMAX film technology. Sit under the four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art, wrap-around, domed theater.

Now Playing:

Mysteries of the Unseen World: Do you think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can't see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes you into these invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you're missing. This visually stunning film is produced by National Geographic. 

Rocky Mountain Express: Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

D-Day: Normandy 1944: In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by U.S. General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation code-named “Overlord,” with only a 50/50 chance of success, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the Battle of Normandy. Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner.

Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.

Watch a preview of Mysteries of the Unseen World:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Come over to the dark side and meet the amazing birds that exist by moonlight. Owl Prowls are an opportunity for families to learn about owls from the naturalists at the World Bird Sanctuary.

First, you'll be introduced to live owls and hear their unique calls. Then you'll take an easy night hike through the World Bird Sanctuary grounds to try and call a wild owl. 

Admission is $11 for adults and $9 per child. Reservations are required. 

7 p.m. At the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park. More information: worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County

We drink it, we play in it, we love it! In celebration of the Watershed Cairns gallery installation, hear stories about water. 

Storytelling at the Museum engages the youngest visitors and their families in historic objects and introduces them to a museum setting in a really fun way using traditional and contemporary story books. Children will also enjoy hands-on crafts and other activities.

 

Each 45-minute session is free and recommended for children ages 2-5. Adults are welcome with children.

 

10:30 a.m. at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Free.

 

More information: mohistory.org

Locations: 
St. Louis

Join the Teens Make History exhibitors at the Missouri History Museum for a game of discovery about immigration experiences both past and present.

During this interative experience, you'll pick up the identity of a St. Louis immigrant in the MacDermott Grand Hall, then uncover your immigrant's story at activity stations throughout the Utopia and Missouri Immigrant Experience exhibits.

On select Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. through Feb. 28. Free. At the Missouri History Museum.

More information: mohistory.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Kids of all ages are welcome to Storytime with Miss Jonesey. These free storytimes are held on select Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Kids' Room at Left Bank Books in the Central West End. No reservations are needed.

More information: left-bank.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

The St. Louis Summer Opportunities Fair is an opportunity for parents to learn about day camp and sleep-away camp opportunities for their children from ages toddler to teenager.

The 2015 fair will be held at Whitfield School. The fair is free and open to all. Summer camps from across the country and the globe are typically represented, and many St. Louis camps have representatives on hand as well.

The annual fair is sponsored by Johns Burroughs School, MICDS, and Whitfield School.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whitfield School, 175 South Mason Road.

More information: whitfieldschool.org

 

See our Summer Camp Guide at stlcamps.com


Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown with the power of IMAX film technology. Sit under the four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art, wrap-around, domed theater.

Now Playing:

Mysteries of the Unseen World: Do you think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can't see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes you into these invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you're missing. This visually stunning film is produced by National Geographic. 

Rocky Mountain Express: Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

D-Day: Normandy 1944: In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by U.S. General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation code-named “Overlord,” with only a 50/50 chance of success, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the Battle of Normandy. Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner.

Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.

Watch a preview of Mysteries of the Unseen World:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Have you ever wondered what birds eat, where their food comes from or where birds themselves come from? Join the keepers at the World Bird Sanctuary as they do the morning feeding on the exhibit line, and learn all you want to know about birds and meet some individual birds too.

For all ages. Free. On Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. At the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park.

More information: worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Open Gym is held several times each week: Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Each open gym session lasts one hour.

Free for members; $8 for non-members. Call for more information: 314-439-1100 or email tumble@misskellysgym.com

More information: www.misskellysgym.com

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown with the power of IMAX film technology. Sit under the four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art, wrap-around, domed theater.

Now Playing:

Mysteries of the Unseen World: Do you think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can't see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes you into these invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you're missing. This visually stunning film is produced by National Geographic. 

Rocky Mountain Express: Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

D-Day: Normandy 1944: In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by U.S. General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation code-named “Overlord,” with only a 50/50 chance of success, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the Battle of Normandy. Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner.

Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.

Watch a preview of Mysteries of the Unseen World:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Open Gym is held several times each week: Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Each open gym session lasts one hour.

Free for members; $8 for non-members. Call for more information: 314-439-1100 or email tumble@misskellysgym.com

More information: www.misskellysgym.com

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown with the power of IMAX film technology. Sit under the four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art, wrap-around, domed theater.

Now Playing:

Mysteries of the Unseen World: Do you think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can't see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes you into these invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you're missing. This visually stunning film is produced by National Geographic. 

Rocky Mountain Express: Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

D-Day: Normandy 1944: In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by U.S. General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation code-named “Overlord,” with only a 50/50 chance of success, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the Battle of Normandy. Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner.

Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.

Watch a preview of Mysteries of the Unseen World:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Little ones can gather 'round the sugarbush for fun stories. They'll learn about maple sugaring through stories told by naturalists, and eveyone will get to taste maple syrup. Most of the program is outdoors, so dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m. Free.

At Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood.

 

More information and reservations: mdc.mo.gov

Age Ranges: 
Preschool

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bring your preschool-age children to the Contemporary Art Museum for a play date full of fun activities. You'll enjoy artist-led activities, storytelling, music performances and more.

Parents will enjoy complimentary refreshments. Play Dates offer exciting ways for young artists to develop their artistic talents and provide unique opportunities for families to connect around their love of art.

Free. 10 to 11 a.m. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. At the Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington Blvd.

More information: camstl.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Enjoy a private guided tour at the Contemporary Art Museum with other art-loving parents and caregivers and introduce your little one to contemporary art.

You'll learn about the current exhibits, meet other parents and get to explore the museum. This is an event for little ones, so vocal babies are encouraged! Recommended for infants up to 24 months with a parent or caregiver.

9 to 10 a.m. Free. Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington Blvd.

More information: camstl.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown with the power of IMAX film technology. Sit under the four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art, wrap-around, domed theater.

Now Playing:

Mysteries of the Unseen World: Do you think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can't see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes you into these invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you're missing. This visually stunning film is produced by National Geographic. 

Rocky Mountain Express: Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

D-Day: Normandy 1944: In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by U.S. General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation code-named “Overlord,” with only a 50/50 chance of success, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the Battle of Normandy. Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner.

Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.

Watch a preview of Mysteries of the Unseen World:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

The Art of Yoga is part of The Magic House's Good to Grow family health initiative and is specially designed for preschoolers with a parent or caregiver. This unique, seven-week series of classes combines art and yoga to engage children's minds and bodies in fun and healthy activities using movement, imagination and cooperative play.

Based on the children's book You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses, little ones ages 2 to 5 and their special grown up will take a yogic walk through the jungle as they mimic animal movements to stretch, bend and strengthen their muscles. After the yoga practice, children will have the opportunity to create artwork using their yoga experience as inspiration.

The classes will be held on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 10:20 a.m. at The Magic House. Cost is $85 for non-members and $70 for members for the full series. Admission to the museum is included. 

Registration is required. More information: magichouse.org

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown with the power of IMAX film technology. Sit under the four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art, wrap-around, domed theater.

Now Playing:

Mysteries of the Unseen World: Do you think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can't see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes you into these invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you're missing. This visually stunning film is produced by National Geographic. 

Rocky Mountain Express: Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

D-Day: Normandy 1944: In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by U.S. General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation code-named “Overlord,” with only a 50/50 chance of success, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the Battle of Normandy. Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner.

Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.

Watch a preview of Mysteries of the Unseen World:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, February 6, 2015

Come over to the dark side and meet the amazing birds that exist by moonlight. Owl Prowls are an opportunity for families to learn about owls from the naturalists at the World Bird Sanctuary.

First, you'll be introduced to live owls and hear their unique calls. Then you'll take an easy night hike through the World Bird Sanctuary grounds to try and call a wild owl. 

Admission is $11 for adults and $9 per child. Reservations are required. 

7 p.m. At the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park. More information: worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County

Bring your family to The Magic House for Fitness Fun Fridays where kids can stretch their muscles and their minds. Visitors wear pedometers and find out just how much they move while playing throughout the museum. Each month features a different theme and fitness experience.

Children can earn free admission by taking a fitness challenge download the challenge here and bringing it with them. The first 100 families to register online for Fitness Fun Friday each month receive a backpack filled with health-related educational material and fitness equipment, including a pedometer and jump rope. Sponsored by Centene Corporation.

Upcoming Fitness Fun Friday dates and themes are:

  • Nov. 7: The Little Gym
  • Dec. 5: St. Louis Fit Club
  • Jan. 2: Clark Academy of Irish Dance
  • Feb. 6: Greater St. Louis Dental Society
  • March 6: Kung Fu
  • April 3: i9 Sports
  • May 1: Ribbon Dancing
  • June 5: CrossFit St. Louis
  • July 3: Z Power Fitness - Zumba
  • Aug. 7: The Little Gym

The Magic House hosts Fitness Fun Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.

More information and registration: magichouse.org

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown with the power of IMAX film technology. Sit under the four-story screen while taking in breathtaking, awe-inspiring scenery in a state-of-the-art, wrap-around, domed theater.

Now Playing:

Mysteries of the Unseen World: Do you think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can't see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes you into these invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you're missing. This visually stunning film is produced by National Geographic. 

Rocky Mountain Express: Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

D-Day: Normandy 1944: In May 1943, World War II is at its apex. To counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a second front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by U.S. General Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation code-named “Overlord,” with only a 50/50 chance of success, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the Battle of Normandy. Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner.

Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.

Watch a preview of Mysteries of the Unseen World:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

The Junior League of St. Louis presents Curious George live on stage as part of the St. Louis Family Theater Series. Your kids can see the inquisitive, lovable little monkey who is the star of his own award-winning PBS television show in this delightful musical. The story centers around George's new favorite day: All You Can Eat Meatball Day!

This lovable production, produced by Theatreworks USA, is perfect for all ages. Admission is $7 per person regardless of age. Group rates are available.

Shows are Friday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Civic Center Theater.

More information and tickets: florissantmo.com

 

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Open Gym is held several times each week: Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Each open gym session lasts one hour.

Free for members; $8 for non-members. Call for more information: 314-439-1100 or email tumble@misskellysgym.com

More information: www.misskellysgym.com

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