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Wednesday, March 4, 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. 

Humpback Whales. Their songs captured our hearts and their story will inspire you forever. An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles round-trip every year.

NEW! Coming March 13: Journey to Space. Using exclusive interviews with astronauts and spectacular space footage, Journey to Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. Viewers will witness unique views of Earth and operations in space, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station. Plus, you'll learn about the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteriods.

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 Humpback Whales:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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

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

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to experience their favorite classic kids' stories in a whole new way. Stories @ STAGES features an interactive reading, and performances by STAGES artists, followed by dramatic play activities. These unique storytelling sessions are free, but reservations are required.

Space is limited. Reservations may be made online at stagesstlouis.org

Sessions are held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Upcoming Stories @ STAGES include:

  • Wednesday, March 4: Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Suess
  • Wednesday, April 1: April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman
  • Wednesday, May 6: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

More information: stagesstlouis.org 

Photo: STAGES Performing Arts Academy

The James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park features shows in the Orthwein StarBay daily. A 25-minute day sky Planetarium Show plays daily, along with:

•The Little Star That Could. Recommended for early childhood groups, The Little Star That Could is the story of an average star that travels the universe and makes many discoveries along the way.

•Live Sky: Southern Stars: This show, recommended for grades 6-12, takes you on a quick trip to see the stars as they appear at the North Pole, then heads south of the Equator to see constellations that never appear in St. Louis skies.

•Live Sky Tonight. This all live show features the Planetarium projector showing a brilliant simulated night on the Planetarium's 80-foot dome. The show, recommended for all ages, features what is currently visible in the night sky, including constellations, planets, current Moon phase and any other special astronomical events, such as meteor showers or comets. It also features current space exploration such as the rover on Mars.

After the show, you can take a self-guided tour of the Boeing Space Station to learn about living and working in space.

Admission is free for members of the Saint Louis Science Center, Non-member adults are $6, children and seniors are $5 and military personnel at $4.

Shows play daily hourly on the half hour. For a schedule and more information, go to slsc.org/planetarium-shows

At the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park.

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

March brings a very special kind of madness to the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies take up residence to welcome spring.

Native to the forests of Central and South America, the Blue Morpho's dazzling, metallic blue is all in the eye of the beholder: Their wings are not actually colored blue, but are lined with many tiny scales that only allow blue light to escape.

Throughout the month of March, visitors to the Butterfly House will learn about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Come inaugurate the  season with these majestic creatures at the Butterfly House and immerse yourself in a sea of blue — all March long!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays throughout the month of March.

All activities are free with regular Butterfly House admission.  Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy free admission.

At The Butterfly House in Faust Park, Chesterfield. 

More information: www.butterflyhouse.org
 

Talk with representatives from summer camps across the St. Louis 

area at this free camp fair. The fair is hosted by the Webster Groves School District and open to parents and families in any school district.

Camps from across the St. Louis area will have representatives on hand, including the Saint Louis Science Center, STAGES St. Louis, Mad Science of St. Louis, STL Camps and lots more. You'll find camps, summer opportunities and volunteer opportunities for kids from preschool through grade 12.

Free admission. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hixson Middle School, 630 S. Elm Ave., Webster Groves. More information: www.webster.k12.mo.us  

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis County

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park features shows in the Orthwein StarBay daily. A 25-minute day sky Planetarium Show plays daily, along with:

•The Little Star That Could. Recommended for early childhood groups, The Little Star That Could is the story of an average star that travels the universe and makes many discoveries along the way.

•Live Sky: Southern Stars: This show, recommended for grades 6-12, takes you on a quick trip to see the stars as they appear at the North Pole, then heads south of the Equator to see constellations that never appear in St. Louis skies.

•Live Sky Tonight. This all live show features the Planetarium projector showing a brilliant simulated night on the Planetarium's 80-foot dome. The show, recommended for all ages, features what is currently visible in the night sky, including constellations, planets, current Moon phase and any other special astronomical events, such as meteor showers or comets. It also features current space exploration such as the rover on Mars.

After the show, you can take a self-guided tour of the Boeing Space Station to learn about living and working in space.

Admission is free for members of the Saint Louis Science Center, Non-member adults are $6, children and seniors are $5 and military personnel at $4.

Shows play daily hourly on the half hour. For a schedule and more information, go to slsc.org/planetarium-shows

At the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park.

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

March brings a very special kind of madness to the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies take up residence to welcome spring.

Native to the forests of Central and South America, the Blue Morpho's dazzling, metallic blue is all in the eye of the beholder: Their wings are not actually colored blue, but are lined with many tiny scales that only allow blue light to escape.

Throughout the month of March, visitors to the Butterfly House will learn about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Come inaugurate the  season with these majestic creatures at the Butterfly House and immerse yourself in a sea of blue — all March long!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays throughout the month of March.

All activities are free with regular Butterfly House admission.  Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy free admission.

At The Butterfly House in Faust Park, Chesterfield. 

More information: www.butterflyhouse.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. 

Humpback Whales. Their songs captured our hearts and their story will inspire you forever. An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles round-trip every year.

NEW! Coming March 13: Journey to Space. Using exclusive interviews with astronauts and spectacular space footage, Journey to Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. Viewers will witness unique views of Earth and operations in space, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station. Plus, you'll learn about the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteriods.

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 Humpback Whales:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, March 6, 2015

March brings a very special kind of madness to the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies take up residence to welcome spring.

Native to the forests of Central and South America, the Blue Morpho's dazzling, metallic blue is all in the eye of the beholder: Their wings are not actually colored blue, but are lined with many tiny scales that only allow blue light to escape.

Throughout the month of March, visitors to the Butterfly House will learn about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Come inaugurate the  season with these majestic creatures at the Butterfly House and immerse yourself in a sea of blue — all March long!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays throughout the month of March.

All activities are free with regular Butterfly House admission.  Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy free admission.

At The Butterfly House in Faust Park, Chesterfield. 

More information: www.butterflyhouse.org
 

The James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park features shows in the Orthwein StarBay daily. A 25-minute day sky Planetarium Show plays daily, along with:

•The Little Star That Could. Recommended for early childhood groups, The Little Star That Could is the story of an average star that travels the universe and makes many discoveries along the way.

•Live Sky: Southern Stars: This show, recommended for grades 6-12, takes you on a quick trip to see the stars as they appear at the North Pole, then heads south of the Equator to see constellations that never appear in St. Louis skies.

•Live Sky Tonight. This all live show features the Planetarium projector showing a brilliant simulated night on the Planetarium's 80-foot dome. The show, recommended for all ages, features what is currently visible in the night sky, including constellations, planets, current Moon phase and any other special astronomical events, such as meteor showers or comets. It also features current space exploration such as the rover on Mars.

After the show, you can take a self-guided tour of the Boeing Space Station to learn about living and working in space.

Admission is free for members of the Saint Louis Science Center, Non-member adults are $6, children and seniors are $5 and military personnel at $4.

Shows play daily hourly on the half hour. For a schedule and more information, go to slsc.org/planetarium-shows

At the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park.

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

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. 

Humpback Whales. Their songs captured our hearts and their story will inspire you forever. An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles round-trip every year.

NEW! Coming March 13: Journey to Space. Using exclusive interviews with astronauts and spectacular space footage, Journey to Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. Viewers will witness unique views of Earth and operations in space, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station. Plus, you'll learn about the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteriods.

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 Humpback Whales:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
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

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park features shows in the Orthwein StarBay daily. A 25-minute day sky Planetarium Show plays daily, along with:

•The Little Star That Could. Recommended for early childhood groups, The Little Star That Could is the story of an average star that travels the universe and makes many discoveries along the way.

•Live Sky: Southern Stars: This show, recommended for grades 6-12, takes you on a quick trip to see the stars as they appear at the North Pole, then heads south of the Equator to see constellations that never appear in St. Louis skies.

•Live Sky Tonight. This all live show features the Planetarium projector showing a brilliant simulated night on the Planetarium's 80-foot dome. The show, recommended for all ages, features what is currently visible in the night sky, including constellations, planets, current Moon phase and any other special astronomical events, such as meteor showers or comets. It also features current space exploration such as the rover on Mars.

After the show, you can take a self-guided tour of the Boeing Space Station to learn about living and working in space.

Admission is free for members of the Saint Louis Science Center, Non-member adults are $6, children and seniors are $5 and military personnel at $4.

Shows play daily hourly on the half hour. For a schedule and more information, go to slsc.org/planetarium-shows

At the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park.

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Two-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts will perform in the intimate setting of the Tick Tock Tavern on March 7. Roberts is one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene, and logs thousands of miles on the road each year. With numerous national awards and a devoted fan base, Justin and the Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.

Roberts has performed in front of millions of people on The Today Show, he's featured on Nick Jr. TV and his song Get Me Some Glasses was featured on a World Series broadcast. He's in St. Louis as part of the KDHX Musical Merry Go Round series of family performances.

He will perform at noon at the Tick Tock Tavern. Tickets are $12 per person. Advance tickets recommended. Children under 24 months are free but must be seated on a ticketed adult's lap. 

More information and tickets: brownpapertickets.com

 

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Visit the Missouri History Museum with your kids and enjoy a free movie in front of a big screen. You'll also enjoy some light snacks.

Scheduled films include:

Feb. 14: Shrek

March 7: An American Tale

Movies begin at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free.

More information: mohistory.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Cheer Legendz presents its annual Legendary Talent Show on March 7. This popular event features singers, musicians, dancers, magicians, comedians and various other performers.

Entrants are welcome to register in advance to perform. There is a $20 fee per performance. Acts must be 3 minutes of less and be suitable for family audiences. All ages are welcome and the competition is open to all.

Admission to the show is $5 at the door (cash only). At Cheer Legendz in the Chesterfield Valley.

More information and to register to perform:  cheerlegendz.net
 

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. 

Humpback Whales. Their songs captured our hearts and their story will inspire you forever. An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles round-trip every year.

NEW! Coming March 13: Journey to Space. Using exclusive interviews with astronauts and spectacular space footage, Journey to Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. Viewers will witness unique views of Earth and operations in space, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station. Plus, you'll learn about the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteriods.

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 Humpback Whales:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Kids can explore new books and ideas through traditional folk tales, fairy tales and art at the Foundry Art Centre's Children's Book Club.

The club meets once a month, (usually the first Saturday of the month) October through April. Kids will read each the book selected for the month, discuss the story and share their opinions while filling out a Passport to Reading activity book. An art project based on the story will complete the morning of fun. Attend all, one or just a few sessions.

Children may attend all or some of the meetings, and should register for each one they'd like to attend.

Designed for ages 4-10. Club size is limited, and advance registration is required. Call 636-255-0270.

At the Foundry Art Centre, located in the Frenchtown district of historic St. Charles. Cost is $10 for non-members; $9 for members. An adult is welcome to stay with younger children for each Book Club meeting.

10:30 a.m. to noon. More information: www.foundryartcentre.org

Locations: 
St. Charles County

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

The Lantern Festival is a yearly tradition in China, culminating in the Chinese New Year Celebration. With the help of the St. Louis Modern Chinese School and the Chinese Culture and Education Services, the magic of the Lantern Festival is coming to The Magic House.

Children and families can celebrate with Chinese face painting, Lunar Calendar arts and crafts, and, on Saturday, a Chinese Tea Ceremony and Lion Dance. Visitor can also experience the new Children's China exhibit at The Magic House.

Activities are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 and are free with Magic House admission.

For more information and a detailed schedule, go to magichouse.org

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

March brings a very special kind of madness to the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies take up residence to welcome spring.

Native to the forests of Central and South America, the Blue Morpho's dazzling, metallic blue is all in the eye of the beholder: Their wings are not actually colored blue, but are lined with many tiny scales that only allow blue light to escape.

Throughout the month of March, visitors to the Butterfly House will learn about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Come inaugurate the  season with these majestic creatures at the Butterfly House and immerse yourself in a sea of blue — all March long!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays throughout the month of March.

All activities are free with regular Butterfly House admission.  Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy free admission.

At The Butterfly House in Faust Park, Chesterfield. 

More information: www.butterflyhouse.org
 

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