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Saturday, September 27, 2014

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 28, 2014

Enjoy a free concert in beautiful Oak Knoll Park in Clayton. These family friendly concerts are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from June to September. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Bring your own food and beverages or enjoy food truck fare.

5-7 p.m.  More information: www.claytonmo.gov

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ballpark Village will host Monday Night Movies – five classic films that will be shown on a 24-foot outdoor screen on the Busch II infield.

Visitors are invited to bring a blanket and relax on the grass under the stars for this family-friendly evening. Lawn chairs are not permitted.

A $1 per person admission fee will be donated to charity. Refreshments will be sold at the outdoor bar under the screen.

The movie schedule is:

  • May 19: The Goonies
  • June 30: Weird Science
  • July 28: Back to the Future
  • August 25: Teen Wolf
  • September 29: A League of Their Own

7-10 p.m. at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis

More information: stlballparkvillage.com

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

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

Tuesday, September 30, 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, October 3, 2014

First Fridays in Grand Center are an opportunity for families to enjoy the latest art exhibitions from St. Louis' leading arts organizations, like the Contemporary Art Museum, the Sheldon Art Galleries, Bruno David Gallery, International Photography Hall of Fame, Craft Alliance, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis University Museum of Art and others.

Explore the neighborhood's remarkable array of visual arts during a walking tour. Free and open to all.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Grand Center. More information: grandcenter.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

It's the food truck event that started them all!  Local food trucks gather for an evening of friends, fun and plenty of good food. St. Louis' favorite mobile restaurants will be dishing out fresh fare in Tower Grove Park.

The 2014 season brings new offerings of food and beverages, entertainment and local charity contributions.

Sponsored by Sauce Magazine. Composting and recycling is available on-site. Bring seating (blankets or chairs).

2014 Food Truck Fridays are scheduled for:

  • March 9: 4-8 p.m.
  • June 13: 4-8 p.m.
  • July 11: 4-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 8: 4-8 p.m.
  • Sept. 12: 4-7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 3: 3:30-7 p.m.

At Tower Grove Park along Southwest Drive. More information: www.saucemagazine.com/foodtruckfriday

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

In conjunction with First Fridays at the Saint Louis Science Center, you can participate in public telescope viewing and see the Live Sky Tonight show at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.

Weather permitting, the St. Louis Astronomical Society and the Science Center will set up a number of telescopes for public viewing and staff will be on hand to answer visitors' questions.

The indoor Live Sky Tonight show is held regardless of weather and features what is currently visible in the night sky, including constellations, planets, the current moon phase and any other special astronomical events, such as meteor showers or comets.

The Sky Tonight show is held at 7 p.m. Public telescope viewing times vary.

More information and public telescope viewing times: slsc.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Kids of all ages are invited to ride the trains at Kircher Park. The steam and diesel trains are operated by the St. Louis Live Steamers, a nonprofit organization interested in the construction of large-scale model railroads.

Rides are offered from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kircher Park is located just south of Highway 44 on Williams Road in Eureka. Rides are free but a small donation is appreciated. More information: www.stlouislivesteamers.org

Ever wonder what dinosaurs ate for dinner? Join Science Center staff as they explore dinosaur dinner menus and how dinosaur teeth adapted for specific meals. You will even make your own cast of a real dinosaur tooth! Designed for families with children age 5 and up.

Cost is $5 per person for all ages. One adult is required for every four children.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Call 314-289-4424 to make a reservation or purchase tickets at the ticket kiosk at the Science Center.

More information: www.slsc.org

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Join in on the fun at the Fall Celebration at the Foundry Art Centre. The first 100 children, 12 and under, will receive a real mini-pumpkin to decorate.

Other art projects for kids  will be available also, centered on the theme of the book Action Jackson by J. Greenberg and S. Jordan. Story times are at 1 and 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Noon to 3 p.m. At the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles. 

More information: www.foundryartcentre.org

Photo courtesy of the Foundry Art Centre

 

Locations: 
St. Charles County

Bring your kids to experience beautiful Laumeier Sculpture Park during Free Family Days this summer. Go on a tour of the grounds that includes many active explorations of the amazing outdoor art and create artwork with your kids to take home.

Each Free Family Day has a different theme:

► Sunday, July 20: Women Artists: Place, Presence and Perspective

Experience works by women artists who explore the relationship between contemporary art and the natural world. Then, you'll visit creative spaces with artworks inspired by nature and create your own art together. Family tours begin at 2 p.m. and hands-on art projects Family Fun Days activities are from 2 to 4 p.m.

► Sunday, August 17: Ecology: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore and Respect

Repurposing materials is the name of the game these days, so you'll learn about the many contemporary artists at Laumeier who are influenced by environmental concerns and use materials that are ephemeral, biodegradable, reused and/or recycled. Then, you and your kids can breathe life into old materials by using them in your own unique sculptural creations. Free family tours begin at 2 p.m., with handsom-art projects and Family Day fun continuing until 4 p.m.

► Friday, Sept. 5: Art and Nature during Feast in the Park

Take part in a fun visual tour and scavenger hunt offering a behind-the-scenes look at how large-scale sculptures are built and maintained at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Learn how natural phenomena and the environment effect the preservation and deterioration of the works of art. Then, experience "Feast for Your Eyes," as you explore and experiment with colors to create your own unique art. Feast in the Park with food trucks will be on site during this special Free Family Day too! Tours and activities begin at 5 p.m.

► Sunday, Oct. 5: Poetry in Motion: Art Moves!

View kinetic works of art and those with implied movement, including an installation from this fall's Kranzberg Exhibition Series. The whimsical installation inspires visitors to take a closer look at how art can amplify or reframe the beauty in nature. Then take part in "Art Moves," where you'll use the rhythm and movement surrounding us in nature and create a family-focused activity book featuring original drawings by Tom Huck, paired with fun learning activities about real insects, to take home.

More information: laumeier.org

 

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, October 10, 2014

Explore the Ferguson Citywalk in the city's historic downtown district and enjoy a free evening concert.

The City of Ferguson holds a series of concerts for all ages throughout the summer and early fall. Concerts are held at Citywalk in the city's historic downtown, also home to the Ferguson Farmers Market, Streetfest and other community events.

All concerts are free. Picnic tables are available, or bring blankets for seating.

7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson Citywalk. More information: www.fergusoncitywalk.com

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, October 17, 2014

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Have lunch at Citywalk! A variety of treats will be served at the Ferguson Citywalk during Food Truck Mondays. Trucks include Slice of the Hill, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Russo's Trucktoria, Shell's Coastal Cuisine and more.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Picnic at the Plaza at 501 in Ferguson. More information: fergusoncitywalk.com

 

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Take leisurely two-hour hike through the oak hickory forest to see what kind of nature is in the woods at the World Bird Sanctuary. An expert naturalist will lead you on your hike-where you may see birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Learn about trees, rocks and who knows what else? Each hike will be a new experience as the seasons change and you encounter different creatures. 9 to 11 a.m. At the World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park.

Admission: $9/adult and $7/kids. Reservations required. Space is limited. Call 636-225-4390 x 0.

More information: worldbirdsanctuary.org

Locations: 
St. Louis County
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ever wonder what dinosaurs ate for dinner? Join Science Center staff as they explore dinosaur dinner menus and how dinosaur teeth adapted for specific meals. You will even make your own cast of a real dinosaur tooth! Designed for families with children age 5 and up.

Cost is $5 per person for all ages. One adult is required for every four children.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Call 314-289-4424 to make a reservation or purchase tickets at the ticket kiosk at the Science Center.

More information: www.slsc.org

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Fridays in Grand Center are an opportunity for families to enjoy the latest art exhibitions from St. Louis' leading arts organizations, like the Contemporary Art Museum, the Sheldon Art Galleries, Bruno David Gallery, International Photography Hall of Fame, Craft Alliance, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis University Museum of Art and others.

Explore the neighborhood's remarkable array of visual arts during a walking tour. Free and open to all.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Grand Center. More information: grandcenter.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

In conjunction with First Fridays at the Saint Louis Science Center, you can participate in public telescope viewing and see the Live Sky Tonight show at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.

Weather permitting, the St. Louis Astronomical Society and the Science Center will set up a number of telescopes for public viewing and staff will be on hand to answer visitors' questions.

The indoor Live Sky Tonight show is held regardless of weather and features what is currently visible in the night sky, including constellations, planets, the current moon phase and any other special astronomical events, such as meteor showers or comets.

The Sky Tonight show is held at 7 p.m. Public telescope viewing times vary.

More information and public telescope viewing times: slsc.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Saint Louis Science Center is offering free admission for military veterans to the film D-Day Normandy 1944 now playing at the center's OMNIMAX Theater. Free admission will be granted to veterans on the following dates:

  • June 6 - 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

  • July 4 - Independence Day

  • Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day, and 

  • Dec 7 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended for Veterans Free Admission Days. Please call 314-289-4424.

More information: slsc.org

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

Friday, December 5, 2014

First Fridays in Grand Center are an opportunity for families to enjoy the latest art exhibitions from St. Louis' leading arts organizations, like the Contemporary Art Museum, the Sheldon Art Galleries, Bruno David Gallery, International Photography Hall of Fame, Craft Alliance, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis University Museum of Art and others.

Explore the neighborhood's remarkable array of visual arts during a walking tour. Free and open to all.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Grand Center. More information: grandcenter.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

In conjunction with First Fridays at the Saint Louis Science Center, you can participate in public telescope viewing and see the Live Sky Tonight show at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.

Weather permitting, the St. Louis Astronomical Society and the Science Center will set up a number of telescopes for public viewing and staff will be on hand to answer visitors' questions.

The indoor Live Sky Tonight show is held regardless of weather and features what is currently visible in the night sky, including constellations, planets, the current moon phase and any other special astronomical events, such as meteor showers or comets.

The Sky Tonight show is held at 7 p.m. Public telescope viewing times vary.

More information and public telescope viewing times: slsc.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Saint Louis Science Center is offering free admission for military veterans to the film D-Day Normandy 1944 now playing at the center's OMNIMAX Theater. Free admission will be granted to veterans on the following dates:

  • June 6 - 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

  • July 4 - Independence Day

  • Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day, and 

  • Dec 7 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended for Veterans Free Admission Days. Please call 314-289-4424.

More information: slsc.org

 

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Friday, December 19, 2014

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

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