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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Learn about Rossman School as you observe students and teachers on a typical school day during this Weekend Open House. You'll also enjoy a campus tour led by current parents of Rossman School students who are eager to answer your questions and share their perspectives of the Rossman School experience.

Educating children in Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through sixth grade, Rossman's strong program in the basic subject areas of language arts and mathematics is augmented and enriched by integration with specialty subjects of art, Spanish and Latin, library, music, physical education, science and social studies. Degreed faculty in all these areas incorporate innovative and traditional teaching strategies to implement a stimulating, carefully designed curriculum.

A student-teacher ratio of 8:1 allows teachers to build a personal relationship with each child and combine the school's 97-year tradition of superior academics with the development of integrity and kindness in children.

The School Day Open House begins at 9 a.m. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, visit rossmanschool.org or contact Katharine Durham, Director of Admission, at 314-434-5877, ext. 203.

 

 

Step inside the beautiful Tower Grove House at the Missouri Botanical Garden for nature-themed storytelling. Little ones will hear stories in the cozy story corner of Henry Shaw's country home.

Storytelling is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. at the Tower Grove House inside the Missouri Botanical Garden. Storytelling is included with Garden admission.

More information: mobot.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark during special Boo at the Zoo Nights. This non-scary celebration is designed just for kids, and costumes are encouraged! Enjoy the Zoo's decorated grounds, the Haunted Hallow, Halloween Hank's Pirate Adventure at the Emerson Children's Zoo, giant webs, a haunted house with a singing witch, the Fragile Forest Fairyland, the mystery straw maze and lots more.

Kids can also make Halloween-themed, creepy crafts in the Lakeside Cafe.

Children 12 and under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Parking is free in the south lot only. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.

Admission to Boo at the Zoo is $6 for Zoo members, $7 for non-members. Children under 2 are free. There is a $1 discount for children ages 2-12 who are in costume. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online or by calling 314-646-4771. Discounts do not apply when purchasing tickets by phone.

Boo at the Zoo nights continue through Oct. 30.

More information: 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:

NEW!  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. 

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.

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

Remember the old days of mud pits and mud pies? Here is the chance to relive some of the joys of our childhood with your own children. Powder Valley will provide the dirt, you bring the clean clothes for the ride home!  Adults, separate from the children, will learn about the importance of unstructured play and nature exploration for the healthy development of young children. At the same time, children will be supervised by naturalists as they use their imaginations to get down and dirty in a big pile of dirt! 

Free. 9:30 a.m. at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. 

More information: www.mdc.mo.gov

 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be surrounded by more than 1,000 owl butterflies and 100 colorful blooming orchids. October Owls and Orchids is back at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House for its fifth year of entertaining kids and adults alike.

Owl butterflies, native to Central and South America, are known for large black and yellow spots on their wings, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the eyes of an owl. The spots help keep predators at bay. You'll be able to get up close and personal with these beautiful butterflies and see thousands of these eyespots peering out from behind the petals of orchid blossoms. It's the perfect eerie sight for the month of October!

October Owls and Orchids is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31. Tuesdays there are special evening hours (with separate admission) from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The last ticket is sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Closed Mondays.

All activities are included with regular Butterfly House admission of $6 per person ($3 per person for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden). St. Louis city and county residents enjoy free admission on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. with proof of residency.

More information: www.butterflyhouse.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be surrounded by more than 1,000 owl butterflies and 100 colorful blooming orchids. October Owls and Orchids is back at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House for its fifth year of entertaining kids and adults alike.

Owl butterflies, native to Central and South America, are known for large black and yellow spots on their wings, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the eyes of an owl. The spots help keep predators at bay. You'll be able to get up close and personal with these beautiful butterflies and see thousands of these eyespots peering out from behind the petals of orchid blossoms. It's the perfect eerie sight for the month of October!

October Owls and Orchids is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31. Tuesdays there are special evening hours (with separate admission) from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The last ticket is sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Closed Mondays.

All activities are included with regular Butterfly House admission of $6 per person ($3 per person for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden). St. Louis city and county residents enjoy free admission on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. with proof of residency.

More information: www.butterflyhouse.org

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:

NEW!  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. 

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.

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

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark during special Boo at the Zoo Nights. This non-scary celebration is designed just for kids, and costumes are encouraged! Enjoy the Zoo's decorated grounds, the Haunted Hallow, Halloween Hank's Pirate Adventure at the Emerson Children's Zoo, giant webs, a haunted house with a singing witch, the Fragile Forest Fairyland, the mystery straw maze and lots more.

Kids can also make Halloween-themed, creepy crafts in the Lakeside Cafe.

Children 12 and under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Parking is free in the south lot only. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.

Admission to Boo at the Zoo is $6 for Zoo members, $7 for non-members. Children under 2 are free. There is a $1 discount for children ages 2-12 who are in costume. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online or by calling 314-646-4771. Discounts do not apply when purchasing tickets by phone.

Boo at the Zoo nights continue through Oct. 30.

More information: www.stlzoo.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Celebrate Halloween with the animals at Grant's Farm. Enjoy Halloween-themed shows, a DJ in the Bauernhof courtyard and dark Deer Park rides.

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Entrance closes at 9 p.m.

Parking is $20 per car or $50 per bus. Walk-ins at $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free.

More information: www.grantsfarm.com

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, October 24, 2014

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

Friday Night Live is a special night out just for kids ages 10 to 13. They'll enjoy fun activities, cool games, hip hop classes and lots more. Free pizza will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. and the concession stand will be open to purchase snacks.

Participants are encouraged to wear family friendly costumes.

Cost is $5 per person at the door for residents of Des Peres; $7 for non-residents. Participants should bring their swimsuits, towel, tennis shoes and be on their best behavior.

6 to 9 p.m. at The Lodge of Des Peres. More information: www.desperesmo.org

The annual Haunted Hayloft at Purina Farms is a St. Louis family favorite. This not-so-scary event includes a costume contest, puppet shows, storytelling, trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, magic and all the fun of the farm.

Haunted Hayloft will be held over two weekends, Oct. 17, 18 and 19, and Oct. 24, 25 and 26. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. Haunted Hayloft is free to attend, but reservations are required.

Call 314-982-3232 to make reservations. Event admission is free. Parking is $5.

More information: purinafarms.com

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Celebrate Halloween with the animals at Grant's Farm. Enjoy Halloween-themed shows, a DJ in the Bauernhof courtyard and dark Deer Park rides.

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Entrance closes at 9 p.m.

Parking is $20 per car or $50 per bus. Walk-ins at $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free.

More information: www.grantsfarm.com

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:

NEW!  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. 

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.

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

Kids love stories about superheroes! Grab your cape and fly over to the Missouri History Museum for this free storytime. 

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

It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating at The Magic House and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters.

This year's Halloween event will include a special visit from more than 15 storybook characters from favorite children's tales such as The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and more.

Each child attending the Not-So-Haunted House event will receive a trick-or-treat bag and an autograph book for the not-so-spooky characters to sign as they trick-or-treat throughout four levels of the more than 100-year-old Not-So-Haunted House.

While the Not-So-Haunted House won't be scary, The Magic House' Electro-Static Generator will make your hair stand on end!

Free with regular museum admission. At The Magic House. St. Louis Children's Museum, in Kirkwood

More information: www.magichouse.org

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be surrounded by more than 1,000 owl butterflies and 100 colorful blooming orchids. October Owls and Orchids is back at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House for its fifth year of entertaining kids and adults alike.

Owl butterflies, native to Central and South America, are known for large black and yellow spots on their wings, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the eyes of an owl. The spots help keep predators at bay. You'll be able to get up close and personal with these beautiful butterflies and see thousands of these eyespots peering out from behind the petals of orchid blossoms. It's the perfect eerie sight for the month of October!

October Owls and Orchids is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31. Tuesdays there are special evening hours (with separate admission) from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The last ticket is sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Closed Mondays.

All activities are included with regular Butterfly House admission of $6 per person ($3 per person for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden). St. Louis city and county residents enjoy free admission on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. with proof of residency.

More information: www.butterflyhouse.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

The Youth Activity Center at the Center of Clayton is hosting a Halloween Monster Mash Bash Party just for kids!  There will be dancing, games, physical challenge competitions and more. 

Cost is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For ages 6 to 13. More information and to register: claytonmo.gov

 

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
Middle Schoolers

Celebrate everything spooky at this family Halloween party packed with fun activities. There will be a costume contest with prizes for the winners, a rock wall, bounce houses, food and refreshments, balloon artist, clowns, karaoke, a photo booth, arts and crafts, games, music, and - new this year - a haunted house!

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh.

Admission is $5 per person with a $20 maximum per family.

More information: sunset-hills.com

 

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark during special Boo at the Zoo Nights. This non-scary celebration is designed just for kids, and costumes are encouraged! Enjoy the Zoo's decorated grounds, the Haunted Hallow, Halloween Hank's Pirate Adventure at the Emerson Children's Zoo, giant webs, a haunted house with a singing witch, the Fragile Forest Fairyland, the mystery straw maze and lots more.

Kids can also make Halloween-themed, creepy crafts in the Lakeside Cafe.

Children 12 and under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Parking is free in the south lot only. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.

Admission to Boo at the Zoo is $6 for Zoo members, $7 for non-members. Children under 2 are free. There is a $1 discount for children ages 2-12 who are in costume. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online or by calling 314-646-4771. Discounts do not apply when purchasing tickets by phone.

Boo at the Zoo nights continue through Oct. 30.

More information: www.stlzoo.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Take part in a Trunk or Treat that's open to the public at the Fenton Riverchase Recreation Center. In addition to all the fun of a Trunk or Treat, there will be entertainment by the Teckno Bubble Bus, Glow and the Dark Entertainment, Sammy J. Balloons, Food by Hot Aztec and more. Cost is $4 per child.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

For more information, call 636-343-0067.

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Celebrate Halloween at CAM with a fun-filled day of artist-led workshops, face painting, music and lots more. Kids can express themselves, get creative, learn about art and win prizes if they are dressed in costume.

Activities include:

  • Live performance by St. Louis musical and comedy act Babaloo at 10:15 a.m.

  • Workshop on Making Magic Minions! Kids can make their own good or evil Halloween minion.

  • A workshop on using sencils to create language-based artwork by artist Tracy Drissell.

  • Visitors are invited to create their own $100 bill to help end childhood lead poisoning. It's part of the Fundred Dollar Bill project.

  • Learn about lead safety from Lead Safe St. Louis.

All activities are geared to ages 3 to 12, but all ages are welcome!

Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to noon at the Contemporary Art Museum.

More information: camstl.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be surrounded by more than 1,000 owl butterflies and 100 colorful blooming orchids. October Owls and Orchids is back at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House for its fifth year of entertaining kids and adults alike.

Owl butterflies, native to Central and South America, are known for large black and yellow spots on their wings, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the eyes of an owl. The spots help keep predators at bay. You'll be able to get up close and personal with these beautiful butterflies and see thousands of these eyespots peering out from behind the petals of orchid blossoms. It's the perfect eerie sight for the month of October!

October Owls and Orchids is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31. Tuesdays there are special evening hours (with separate admission) from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The last ticket is sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Closed Mondays.

All activities are included with regular Butterfly House admission of $6 per person ($3 per person for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden). St. Louis city and county residents enjoy free admission on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. with proof of residency.

More information: www.butterflyhouse.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Calling all ghouls and goblins! At the 2nd annual Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular you can dress up in your Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating at participating retailers at Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield. There will also be balloon artists, face painting, pumpkin carving and more activities for kids.

2 to 4 p.m. at Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield Valley. For ages 12 and under. Check in is located at the mall entrance near Brooks Brothers. The event is free.

More information: taubmanprestigeoutlets.com

 

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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