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Saturday, April 19, 2014

See thousands of eggs fall from the sky in the first-ever Egg Drop STL. A helicopter will drop 10,000 eggs onto the field and children will have the opportunity to hunt 20,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs in all.

Activities are planned for chidlren from preschool age through 12 years old, but all ages are welcome to watch the eggs being dropped from the sky!  For the egg hunt, children will be split into five separate age groups, and the hunts will be sectioned off for each group.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Sponsored by Synergy Church.

Free. 3 p.m. At Westminster Christian Academy in Chesterfield.

For more information and to register: eggdropstl.com

 

Hop on down the bunny trail and fill your basket with fun! Eckert’s Annual Egg Hunt includes baby chicks & bunnies, face painting, the Easter Bunny, seed planting and yummy Easter treats.  

Cost is $10 per child.  A photo with the bunny can be purchased for $7 each.

Easter egg hunts will take place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  

More information: www.eckerts.com

Click here for a coupon for free admission

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Families can have a fun breakfast with the Bunny and other costumed characters at the Saint Louis Zoo.

Meet the Bunny and other costumed characters, enjoy a full breakfast, and have your child's photo taken with the guest of honor: The Bunny himself!

The Saint Louis Zoo hosts this fun family event (indoors at the McDonnell Center at River Camp) with seating at 9 a.m. on April 5, and 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 6, 12, 13 and 19.

Pre-paid reservations are required, and seating is limited. Cost is $20 for adults and $18 per child for Zoo members; $22 for adults and $$20 per child for non-members. Children two and under are free. For reservations, call 314-646-4897.

For more information and to check availability: www.stlzoo.org

Locations: 
St. Louis
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:
Titans of the Ice Age: Woolly mammoths, dire wolves and saber-toothed cats come alive on the giant screen! Audiences are transported to the frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 20,000 years ago when giant animals roamed the ice-covered earth. One of the first films using ultra high definition digital cameras, Titans of the Ice Age brings long extinct animals and the drams of the Pleistocene ice age to life.

Jerusalem: This new film, produced by National Geographic, tells the history of this great city while following the lives of three young Jerusalemites and their families - Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, spectators learn what it's like to call Jerusalem home. Click here for more about Jerusalem.

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 Titans of the Ice Age:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Hop on over to Des Peres Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, where your kids can meet the Easter Bunny and have their picture taken with him. The event is free and geared to kids ages 3 to 6. Kids should bring their own baskets.

10 a.m. in Des Peres Park.

More information: www.desperesmo.org

Meet the author of the popular book series Lemony Snicket and hear him read from his latest book, Lemony Snicket: File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

Painting have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing – strange thing have been happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The_Sea. Called upon to investigate 13 suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses and cracks every case.

The event is free and open the public. However, to have a book signed, you must purchase a copy of File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents from Left Bank Books (on site at the event or in advance - please bring a receipt for proof of purchse). 

7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) at the St. Louis County Library - Headquarters Branch.

More information: slcl.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Kids ages 2 to 8 can take part in this community egg hunt n Vlasis Park, sponsored by the Ballwin Parks and Recreation Department. The hunt starts at 1 p.m. sharp. The Easter Bunny is the special guest, so bring your cameras!

Free. 1 p.m. at Vlasis Park.

More information: www.ballwin.mo.us

 

At Great Green Adventures: Exploring the Chinese Gardens, kids will learn why this special part of the Garden, tucked away, is worth a stop.

Great Green Adventures are drop-in activities that explore a special part of the Garden each month on the third Saturday. Learn about plants, nature and green living through hand-on activities, journaling, stories and games.

Great Green Adventures are designed for ages 6–12. Adults may accompany up to three children. Younger siblings may attend.

  • Two separate sessions: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
  • No pre-registration needed
  • $3 per child
  • Free for Garden members

Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. At the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard.

More information: www.mobot.org

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Locations: 
St. Louis

This egg hunt has a different twist: It's a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt in a pool! Kids ages 8 to 14 should wear their swim suits and be ready to hunt for glowing eggs underwater. There will be prizes and candy, and when the hunt is over, participants can spend the rest of the evening swimming and listinging to music. 

Kids will be separated into two groups for the hunt: Ages 8-11 and ages 12-14.

7:30 to 9 p.m. $10 per person for members of The Point; $12 per person for non-members.

At The Point in Ballwin. More information: www.ballwin.mo.us

 

Enjoy a day on the farm to celebrate Spring. At the Purina Farms Springtime Village, visitors can have their picture taken with Peter Cottontale, pet baby animals (piglets, chicks and rabbits), have their face painted, see an incredible dog show and more.

On Saturdays and Sundays, puppies will be available for adoption.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

Springtime Village is free, but reservations are required. Make reservations by calling 314-982-3232.  

More information: purinafarms.com

 

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

This egg hunt has a twist: Detective work is required! Eggs will be hidden on 33 acres of prime egg hunting territory in Wildwood. Take your time, take in the sights and collect as many eggs as you can. Egg counts will be held at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. and prizes will be given out in four age groups to those who have collected the most eggs. Pennies and quarters will be hidden in some eggs, which can also be redeemed for prizes. Special guest will be Mr. Floppy the bunny! Barbecue and refreshments will be available.

1:30 to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. At Gold Farms Equestrian Center in Wildwood.

More information: www.goldfarmequestrian.com

How many poisonous snakes live in Missouri? Can a lizard grow a new tail? Find out the answers to these questions while discovering other neat things about snakes and lizards that live in Missouri.

Participants will be able to observe and touch live snakes. Come prepared to take a short hike to try to observe any snakes or lizards in the wild. Free. For ages 7 to 12.

9:30 to 11 a.m. At Rockwoods Reservation, Wildwood. For reservations, call 636-458-2236.

More information: www.mdc.mo.gov

 

See short scenes from St. Louis' past move through the Missouri History Museum. Part of the Teens Make History Series.

11:30 a.m. Free. At the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Meet on the upper level between Currents and Reflections.

More information: mohistory.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

The Third Annual Storytime Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19 at Left Bank Books downtown. Take a book-friendly stroll down Bunny Hop Lane, then settle in for a fun story time.

Author Dan Killeen will read his book Tillie & Clementine, and author Erin Hartung will read her newest Enny Penny book. Perfect for kids ages 2-8, but all ages will enjoy the activities. 

Free., but space is limited. Please RSVP via email to jonesey@left-bank.com or call 314-367-6731.

10:30 a.m. More information: www.left-bank.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

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.

For all ages. Free. Every Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. At the World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park.

More information: www.worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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:
Titans of the Ice Age: Woolly mammoths, dire wolves and saber-toothed cats come alive on the giant screen! Audiences are transported to the frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 20,000 years ago when giant animals roamed the ice-covered earth. One of the first films using ultra high definition digital cameras, Titans of the Ice Age brings long extinct animals and the drams of the Pleistocene ice age to life.

Jerusalem: This new film, produced by National Geographic, tells the history of this great city while following the lives of three young Jerusalemites and their families - Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, spectators learn what it's like to call Jerusalem home. Click here for more about Jerusalem.

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 Titans of the Ice Age:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Visit Creation Station at the Museum of Transportation, a hands-on learning environment dedicated to introducing young children to all modes of transportation while focusing on developing and enriching primary early learning skills.

Admission to the museum is $5 for ages 3 to 12 and $8 for ages 13 and up. Creation Station admission is $2 per person per one-hour session in addition to regular museum admission.

Boarding times are 11:15 a.m.; 12:30 pm.; 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.

More information: museumstlouis.org

 

Everyone likes a treat, and the animals at the Zoo are no exception! Visitors can watch these special "egg hunts" and learn about their favorite animals.

The enrichment team at the Saint Louis Zoo has planned special "egg hunts" for animals and families are invited to watch.

Keepers, curators and volunteers at the Zoo plan enrichment activities for the animals throughout the year as a way to make life more interesting for the animals. The animals are encouraged to forage for food, invent "toys" out of everyday items, explore with new exhibit "furniture" such as logs and vines, or even sniff new scents. Enrichment activities are fun for the animals, visitors and the keepers.

This year's Enrichment "Eggstravaganza" schedule includes:

• 9 a.m. at the River's Edge: Egg hunt for hyenas
• 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Lion Sound: Frozen egg hunt for sea lions
• 10 a.m. at the Fragile Forest:  Egg pinatas for orangutans
• 10:30 a.m. at Red Rocks: Egg pinatas for babirusa
• 11 a.m. at River's Edge: Egg pinatas for elephants
• 11:30 a.m. in the Primate House: Enrichment activities for ruffed lemurs
• 12 p.m. at Sea Lion Sound: Hardboiled eggs for meerkats
• 12:30 p.m. at the Fragile Forest: Enrichment activities for gorillas
• 1 p.m. at the Bird House: Enrichment activities for hyacinth macaws
• 1:30 p.m. at the Bird House: Enrichment activities red-billed hornbills
• 2 p.m. at Big Cat Country: Enrichment activities for jaguars
• 2:30 p.m. at the Primate House: Egg pinatas for spider monkeys
• 3 p..m. in the Herpetarium: Melon nests for giant tortoises
• 3:30 p.m. in the Children's Zoo: Egg pinatas for mole rats

Kids' enrichment activities will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Schnuck Family Plaza.

The Enrichment Eggstravaganza will be held on Sunday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saint Louis Zoo.

More information: www.stlzoo.org

Locations: 
St. Louis

The annual City of Sunset Hills Easter Egg Hunt is open to kids up to age 10. Children will be divided into three age groups: 1-3; 4-6; and 7-10. Some eggs contain prizes so be sure to check inside!

1 p.m. in Watson Trail Park. Free.

More information: www.sunset-hills.com

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.

For all ages. Free. Every Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. At the World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park.

More information: www.worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Monday, April 21, 2014

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:
Titans of the Ice Age: Woolly mammoths, dire wolves and saber-toothed cats come alive on the giant screen! Audiences are transported to the frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 20,000 years ago when giant animals roamed the ice-covered earth. One of the first films using ultra high definition digital cameras, Titans of the Ice Age brings long extinct animals and the drams of the Pleistocene ice age to life.

Jerusalem: This new film, produced by National Geographic, tells the history of this great city while following the lives of three young Jerusalemites and their families - Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, spectators learn what it's like to call Jerusalem home. Click here for more about Jerusalem.

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 Titans of the Ice Age:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

The Magic House is on a roll – an egg roll! The Magic House’s front lawn is the site for the annual Egg Roll for all ages.

In the great tradition of the White House, The Magic House is inviting children 12 and under to roll up their sleeves and participate in an “egg-citing” race as they use large spoons to roll their eggs across the finish line.

“Eggs-tra” activities include egg decorating, making “Medals of Eggsellence,” a special storytime and even an opportunity to meet a very special guest – the Easter Bunny!

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free with regular admission ($9.50 per person for ages 1 and older). At The Magic House, 516 Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood.

More information: www.magichouse.org

Photo courtesy of The Magic House

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kids can learn why woodpeckers are wonderful creatures and how their head, beak, tougue and tail serve as tools for their survival.

For ages 4 and up. Free. 9:30 to 11 a.m.

At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270. Call 314-301-1500 for reservations.

More information: mdc.mo.gov

Locations: 
St. Louis County

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:
Titans of the Ice Age: Woolly mammoths, dire wolves and saber-toothed cats come alive on the giant screen! Audiences are transported to the frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 20,000 years ago when giant animals roamed the ice-covered earth. One of the first films using ultra high definition digital cameras, Titans of the Ice Age brings long extinct animals and the drams of the Pleistocene ice age to life.

Jerusalem: This new film, produced by National Geographic, tells the history of this great city while following the lives of three young Jerusalemites and their families - Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, spectators learn what it's like to call Jerusalem home. Click here for more about Jerusalem.

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 Titans of the Ice Age:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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:
Titans of the Ice Age: Woolly mammoths, dire wolves and saber-toothed cats come alive on the giant screen! Audiences are transported to the frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 20,000 years ago when giant animals roamed the ice-covered earth. One of the first films using ultra high definition digital cameras, Titans of the Ice Age brings long extinct animals and the drams of the Pleistocene ice age to life.

Jerusalem: This new film, produced by National Geographic, tells the history of this great city while following the lives of three young Jerusalemites and their families - Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, spectators learn what it's like to call Jerusalem home. Click here for more about Jerusalem.

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 Titans of the Ice Age:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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