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Friday, July 3, 2015

Year after year, Webster Groves Community Days continues to be one of the most popular community celebrations in the area. The four-day event takes place from Wednesday, July 1 through SaturdayJuly 4 and will feature the traditional carnival, barbecue, parade and fireworks that crowds have come to love. Visit webstergroves.org for the full Community Days schedule and weather updates.

More information: webstergroves.org

Locations: 
St. Louis

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

The National Park Service presents this free, one-hour program for families at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Each theme-based program offers hands-on opportunities to learn about St. Louis and the westward expansion of the 1800s.

Children will also create a craft project related to the day's theme. Themes include Colonial St. Louis, Lewis & Clark. Mountain Men, Pioneers, and Plains Indians.

10 to 11 a.m. Free. For reservations, call 877-982-1410.

More information: gatewayarch.com

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

A grand three-day celebration of all things red, white and blue is taking place on the St. Charles side of the river in Frontier Park from July 2-4. Riverfest 2015 includes all sorts of 4th of July festivities, from a parade and a carnival to live music, crafts and vendors. See fireworks along the banks of the Missouri River on Friday, July 3 and SaturdayJuly 4 at 9:20 p.m.

More information: www.historicstcharles.com

 

Locations: 
St. Charles County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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:

  • 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

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 12 p.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

The city of O’Fallon, Mo. throws a fantastic, family-friendly birthday celebration at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. Thrilling carnival rides, live entertainment by popular country artists and rock bands and dazzling displays of fireworks are all part of the 4th of July fun at the Heritage and Freedom Fest July 2-4. Take advantage of free Kids’ Zone activities on July 3 and 4, or enjoy unlimited carnival rides with the purchase of a $20 wristband on Family Night on July 2.   

More information: heritageandfreedomfest.com

Locations: 
St. Charles 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.

NEW!  ROBOTS Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too distant future are simply revolutionary – and they are becoming eerily like us. What does it take to make a humanoid robot – a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? Why are humans attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS answers these questions and many more as it showcases the latest developments, successes and failures of robots around the world and how humanoids are already changing the world.

Now Playing:

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! 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:

 

Watch a preview of ROBOTS:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, July 4, 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

Free, fun, family-friendly environmental education programs are presented by the naturalists at the World Bird Sanctuary using snakes, parrots, birds and mammals. You and your kids will learn about the amazing creatures that share our planet, and what we can do to help them survive.

Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

At the World Bird Sanctuary. Admission and parking are free. More information: worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

A grand three-day celebration of all things red, white and blue is taking place on the St. Charles side of the river in Frontier Park from July 2-4. Riverfest 2015 includes all sorts of 4th of July festivities, from a parade and a carnival to live music, crafts and vendors. See fireworks along the banks of the Missouri River on Friday, July 3 and SaturdayJuly 4 at 9:20 p.m.

More information: www.historicstcharles.com

 

Locations: 
St. Charles County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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

The city of O’Fallon, Mo. throws a fantastic, family-friendly birthday celebration at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. Thrilling carnival rides, live entertainment by popular country artists and rock bands and dazzling displays of fireworks are all part of the 4th of July fun at the Heritage and Freedom Fest July 2-4. Take advantage of free Kids’ Zone activities on July 3 and 4, or enjoy unlimited carnival rides with the purchase of a $20 wristband on Family Night on July 2.   

More information: heritageandfreedomfest.com

Locations: 
St. Charles County

The party begins at 7 p.m. in Chesterfield on the 4th of July, with a free concert plus food, beverages and a Kids’ Zone in the west parking lot near Dillard’s and Macy’s at Chesterfield Mall. 

Arrive early to see BMX stunt riders, stilt walkers and gymnastic performances, and live music starting at 7 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and refreshments (no glass). Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

 More information: chesterfieldmochamber.com

Locations: 
West 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.

NEW!  ROBOTS Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too distant future are simply revolutionary – and they are becoming eerily like us. What does it take to make a humanoid robot – a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? Why are humans attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS answers these questions and many more as it showcases the latest developments, successes and failures of robots around the world and how humanoids are already changing the world.

Now Playing:

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! 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:

 

Watch a preview of ROBOTS:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Year after year, Webster Groves Community Days continues to be one of the most popular community celebrations in the area. The four-day event takes place from Wednesday, July 1 through SaturdayJuly 4 and will feature the traditional carnival, barbecue, parade and fireworks that crowds have come to love. Visit webstergroves.org for the full Community Days schedule and weather updates.

More information: webstergroves.org

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 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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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

Free, fun, family-friendly environmental education programs are presented by the naturalists at the World Bird Sanctuary using snakes, parrots, birds and mammals. You and your kids will learn about the amazing creatures that share our planet, and what we can do to help them survive.

Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

At the World Bird Sanctuary. Admission and parking are free. More information: worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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

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.

NEW!  ROBOTS Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too distant future are simply revolutionary – and they are becoming eerily like us. What does it take to make a humanoid robot – a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? Why are humans attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS answers these questions and many more as it showcases the latest developments, successes and failures of robots around the world and how humanoids are already changing the world.

Now Playing:

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! 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:

 

Watch a preview of ROBOTS:

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Monday, July 6, 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.

NEW!  ROBOTS Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too distant future are simply revolutionary – and they are becoming eerily like us. What does it take to make a humanoid robot – a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? Why are humans attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS answers these questions and many more as it showcases the latest developments, successes and failures of robots around the world and how humanoids are already changing the world.

Now Playing:

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! 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:

 

Watch a preview of ROBOTS:

 

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 12 p.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

Preschoolers will hear stories sweet summertime treats that help us beat the heat.

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

Insect defenses and insects' role in our ecosystems will be explored in this fun, hands-on, workshop led by Mad Science. After learning about insects, children will use their new knowledge to make their own bug model to take home. 

For ages 3-6. Free, but registration is required. This workshop will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

July 2 at 10 a.m. at Prairie Commons Branch

July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Tesson Ferry Branch

July 15 at 2 p.m. at the Natural Bridge Branch

July 23 at 10 a.m. at the Lewis & Clark Branch (call 314-994-3300)

August 21 at 10 a.m. at the Samuel C. Sachs Branch

To register and for more information, click on the session you'd like your child to attend.

Part of the STArt@Your Library Program.

 

 

 

 

Age Ranges: 
Preschool

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