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Thursday, September 18, 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:

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar: They dance, sing and capture your heart. Watch the incredible true story of the lemurs of Madagascar told for the first time on the giant screen at the Science Center. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary will take you to a remote and wondrous part of the world where these photogenic primates first landed as castaways 60 million years ago, evolved into hundreds of species and now face extinction.

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.

COMING SOON!  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. Opens Oct. 9!

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, September 19, 2014

Bring your little prince or princess to hear stories about princes and princesses across the land. 

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

Bring your kids to Creve Coeur Lake to hear a free concert by Lunar Levitation, a rock, pop and blues band made up of teens ages 14-18, all from St. Louis. Feel free to bring your own seating and refreshments. You can also catch the Techno Bubble Bus from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

At the North end of Creve Coeur Lake near Sailboat Cove/Tremayne Shelter. Free. Sponsored by the City of Maryland Heights and the Cultural Arts Commission.

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Kids can enjoy "The Lion and the Mouse" puppet show, free carousel rides, and learn how to make a puppet with Jackie and Papa Wright.

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park. 

Cost is $6 per person in advance, and $8 per person at the door. For advance tickets call 314-615-8345 or stop by the carousel to make a reservation.

More information is available on the Carousel's Facebook page

Treat your little one to a puppet show, puppet making workshop and a ride on the St. Louis Carousel at Puppets Galore. This fun event includes a puppet show at 9:30 and carousel rides after the show.

Tickets are $6 per person in advance and $8 per person at the door. To purchase tickets in advance call the Carousel Gift Shop at 314-615-8383 or purchase tickets in person. Children 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult.

At the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park, Chesterfield. More information: www.stlouisco.com or call 314-615-8383.

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:

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar: They dance, sing and capture your heart. Watch the incredible true story of the lemurs of Madagascar told for the first time on the giant screen at the Science Center. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary will take you to a remote and wondrous part of the world where these photogenic primates first landed as castaways 60 million years ago, evolved into hundreds of species and now face extinction.

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.

COMING SOON!  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. Opens Oct. 9!

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

Head to Forest Park on Friday evening and on Saturday for the 42nd anniversary of the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race. The Balloon Glow is held on Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Forest Park Central Field and is a walk-through event. The Glow offers a spectacular, up-close view of balloons being inflated. Food and refreshments are available, and a fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

On Saturday, the Forest Park Balloon Race kicks off at noon. The Children's Entertainment area, which includes games and other activities designed for the younger crowd, also opens at noon

Other activities and attractions include live music, Miller Lite Skydivers, a photo contest, the "Hare" and "Hound" balloon launches and more. In case of rain, Saturday's activities will be held on Sunday.

More information: greatforestparkballoonrace.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Some of the best things in life are free! The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

These special nights enable a family (no more than two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge. Reservations are not required.

More information: www.magichouse.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Enjoy live music, great food, games, rides for the kids, fireworks and lots more at the annual Celebrate St. Peters festival in Lakeside Park. Along with carnival rides and game booths, kids can make projects at Home Depot Kids Workshops, and create art with the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre at Arty's Corner.

Live music will be provided by the talented young people with the School of Rock, various local bands, and headlined by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

For more information and a daily schedule of events, go to stpetersmo.net

 

Locations: 
St. Charles County
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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Enjoy live music, great food, games, rides for the kids, fireworks and lots more at the annual Celebrate St. Peters festival in Lakeside Park. Along with carnival rides and game booths, kids can make projects at Home Depot Kids Workshops, and create art with the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre at Arty's Corner.

Live music will be provided by the talented young people with the School of Rock, various local bands, and headlined by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

For more information and a daily schedule of events, go to stpetersmo.net

 

Locations: 
St. Charles County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Go back to America’s roots during Faust Park’s Heritage Festival. During this unique historical experience families can visit all of the 19th century homes in the park's Historic Village, which will be abuzz with period-dressed staff and traditional arts and crafts. See demonstrations of blacksmithing, rope making, pottery firing, wood carving and more.

Children’s Activities include hayrides, carousel rides, music, games, crafts and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and $2 for children ages 4-12. Ages 3 and under are free. At Faust Park in Chesterfield.

More information: www.stlouisco.com

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Let’s play! You're invited to join The Magic House (and the world!) for a giant play date to celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play, an annual event that encourages kids to turn off the television and play outside.

The Magic House will be participating in this playful event with a variety of fun outdoor activities. Kids will have the opportunity to get active outside in the Museum’s Play Garden with giant foam blocks from Imagination Playground, Hopscotch from Around the World, a hedge maze, parachute play and much more.

Free with museum admission.

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Magic House. St. Louis Children's Museum, in Kirkwood.

More information: www.magichouse.org

Hitch up the wagons and head out to Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve for this fun-filled family event. You'll see prairie heritage portrayed through activities and demonstrations, showcasing the Reserve's 250-acre recreated tall grass prairie. Then, hike with a naturalist to learn about prairie life, check out a teepee, play pioneer games, listen to a live band and watch weavers, spinners and other craft demonstrations.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shaw Nature Reserve, at Highway 100, south of I44 at exit 253 in Gray Summit. Free.

More information and to sign up: mobot.org

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:

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar: They dance, sing and capture your heart. Watch the incredible true story of the lemurs of Madagascar told for the first time on the giant screen at the Science Center. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary will take you to a remote and wondrous part of the world where these photogenic primates first landed as castaways 60 million years ago, evolved into hundreds of species and now face extinction.

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.

COMING SOON!  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. Opens Oct. 9!

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

Head to Forest Park on Friday evening and on Saturday for the 42nd anniversary of the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race. The Balloon Glow is held on Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Forest Park Central Field and is a walk-through event. The Glow offers a spectacular, up-close view of balloons being inflated. Food and refreshments are available, and a fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

On Saturday, the Forest Park Balloon Race kicks off at noon. The Children's Entertainment area, which includes games and other activities designed for the younger crowd, also opens at noon

Other activities and attractions include live music, Miller Lite Skydivers, a photo contest, the "Hare" and "Hound" balloon launches and more. In case of rain, Saturday's activities will be held on Sunday.

More information: greatforestparkballoonrace.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

At Great Green Adventures: Garden Apartments kids will discover who lives in the garden. They'll search for clues about the animals, insects and spiders that make their home in the Garden.

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.

  • 10:30  to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
  • No pre-registration needed
  • $3 per child under 12
  • Free for Garden members

Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. At the Missouri Botanical Garden.

More information: www.mobot.org

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Locations: 
South City, St. Louis

Enjoy street performers, magicians, sketch artists, food from local restaurants, live music, and lots more at the Soulard Art Fair. For the kids, there will be clowns, balloon artists and face painting. This is a cultural event with a Soulard flair.  Make it a day by stopping in at the Soulard Market first!

Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At Soulard Market Park. Lafayette and S. 9th Streets.

More information: soulardartfair.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Spend the day at the historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center learning about life on the Missouri frontier. Pioneer Days is a two-day event filled with activities for the whole family. Kids can play pioneer games, hear music, dance and learn about the different trades of the time.

You can also visit with the legendary hero himself and hear tales of excitiing adventures!

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 21. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children.

More information: danielboonehome.com

 

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Kids in fifth grade and up, along with their parents, can spend an afternoon with medical students and researchers from Washington University School of Medicine and learn about human anatomy and physiology, as well as diseases and ways to stay healthy. Parents must accompany their children.

This week's session will focus on the lungs and respiratory system. Cost is $10 ($8 for members) per person.

1:30 to 3: 30 p.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center. 

More information and reservations: www.slsc.org

Locations: 
St. Louis

Explore the current exhibitions at the World Chess Hall of Fame during a kid-friendly tour, take part in hands-on activities for kids, and play and learn about the game of chess at these special Saturday Family Days. These events are designed for families with children ages 5 to 12. Each day has a different theme.

Admission is free for members at the Family level, or $5 per child for non-members. Sessions begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is limited to 24 children per session, to registration is recommended.

To RSVP and for more information: worldchesshof.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Sunday, September 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:

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar: They dance, sing and capture your heart. Watch the incredible true story of the lemurs of Madagascar told for the first time on the giant screen at the Science Center. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary will take you to a remote and wondrous part of the world where these photogenic primates first landed as castaways 60 million years ago, evolved into hundreds of species and now face extinction.

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.

COMING SOON!  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. Opens Oct. 9!

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

Enjoy street performers, magicians, sketch artists, food from local restaurants, live music, and lots more at the Soulard Art Fair. For the kids, there will be clowns, balloon artists and face painting. This is a cultural event with a Soulard flair.  Make it a day by stopping in at the Soulard Market first!

Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At Soulard Market Park. Lafayette and S. 9th Streets.

More information: soulardartfair.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

The Saint Louis Science Center has teamed up with the Gateway Electric Vehicle Association to present the first annual electric vehicle car show. This is a great opportunity to check out what Electric Vehicles (EVs) are all about. All the major EVs, including Teslas, Leafs, Volts and some home-built conversion electric cars will be on hand.

11 to 3 p.m. in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium parking lot. 

More information: slsc.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Go back to America’s roots during Faust Park’s Heritage Festival. During this unique historical experience families can visit all of the 19th century homes in the park's Historic Village, which will be abuzz with period-dressed staff and traditional arts and crafts. See demonstrations of blacksmithing, rope making, pottery firing, wood carving and more.

Children’s Activities include hayrides, carousel rides, music, games, crafts and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and $2 for children ages 4-12. Ages 3 and under are free. At Faust Park in Chesterfield.

More information: www.stlouisco.com

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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