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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Enjoy a free yoga session on the same ground as the old Busch Stadium! Local yoga instructors will host classes on the Busch II Infield at Ballpark Village on select Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. this summer.

Admission is free. Please bring your own yoga mat.

More information: stlballparkvillage.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

The Whitaker Music Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden is a ten-week lineup of free Wednesday evening outdoor concerts May 27 through July 29.

Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the Garden in summertime as you listen to an eclectic rotation of artists. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are available for purchase on-site. Free parking is available at the Ridgeway Visitor Center and other authorized lots nearby, and along Tower Grove Avenue. Bike racks provided by Trailnet are located at the Ridgeway Visitor Center.

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. The Children’s Garden remains open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m.

More information and schedule of performers: mobot.org

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Locations: 
South City, St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, July 17, 2015

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: magichouse.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo! Jungle Boogie concerts are held most Fridays from late May to August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Admission is free. More information: stlzoo.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Spend an evening watching a family movie under the stars at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Movies will be shown at dusk on a 20' x 25' screen using the professional sound system at the amphitheater.

There is combination of fixed and lawn seating at this free event. Feel free to bring blankets if you want to stretch out on the lawn, and your own refreshments. The concession stand will be open.

Scheduled movies include:

June 5:  The LEGO Movie, 8 p.m.

July 12:  Planes: Fire and Rescue, 8 p.m.

July 17: Big Hero 6,  8 p.m.

More information: chesterfieldamphitheater.com

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, July 18, 2015

You and your kids can learn about space, science, the solar system and lots more in a fun, hands-on way during Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center. Simulated Space missions are geared for families with kids ages 6 and up (and some for families with kids ages 11 and up).

Missions include Voyage to Mars, Return to the Moon, Rendezvous with a Comet, and the Junior Astronaut Program.

After a brief training session, participants will be launched into space to complete their mission. Crew members aboard the space craft will work with their teammates in Mission Control to navigate the spacecraft, collect and analyze data using real robotic arms and glove boxes, build and launch a probe, and more. Junior Astronauts will make rockets and participate in a simulated space mission.

All Public Missions are two hours long and require advance registration. Cost is $15 per person. 

For more information, dates and times, and reservations: clcstlouis.org

Learn more about Summer Camps at the Challeger Learning Center here

 

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the Outdoor Leisure Pool at the Lodge of Des Peres after hours and enjoy a family movie while you float in one of the tubes! Bringing your own food and drink is prohibited, but concessions will be available during the event.

Watch the film Frozen (Rated PG)

Friday, July 18. 8:30 p.m., to 10:30 p.m. Free for Lodge members; $5 for non-members and non-residents.

More information: www.desperesmo.org

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

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 4 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: stlouislivesteamers.org or check the organization's Facebook page

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ballpark Village will host Movie Mondays this spring and summer featuring six classic films 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. Limited fixed seating is also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is free.

The movie schedule is:

  • April 20: Field of Dreams
  • May 11: Grease
  • June 22: The LEGO Movie
  • July 20: Space Jam
  • August 10: Little Rascals
  • September 14: The Sandlot

The fun begins at 6 p.m. with movie related activities. The movie starts promptly at 7 p.m. The Dugout Bar will be open for food and beverages, and guest can fill out a data card on-site for a free bag of popcorn.

At Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis

More information: stlballparkvillage.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

The Preschool Science Series at the Saint Louis Science Center is the perfect program for young, budding scientists! Preschool-age children and an adult caretaker will explore, investigate, hear stories, and do hands-on science together.

Each session features a different topic, so you'll want to attend often! 

Sessions are held from 10 to 11 a.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. One adult per four children is required. 

Cost is $30 per child (age 3 and up) for one month of sessions (three sessions per month). $25 per child for members.

Monthly themes are:

April: Paleo Preschool. Kids can come and dig deep and learn about dinosaurs! Each week they will explore different dinosaur activities sure to excite the young paleontologist. They'll learn about teeth, claws, dino poop and more!

May: Simply Science Preschool. Little ones will get hands-on with color mixing, electricity, magnets, and animal friends. Each week's topic will have a related art project to take home.

June: Build It! Preschool. Kids will engineer a paper aircraft, sturdy house and steady bridge using recycled materials. Each week featured a different building challenge and structure to take home.

July: Healthy Me Preschool. Little ones will investigate the skeletal system and the five senses during this interactive session. They'll learn about measurement and balance and about making healthy choices for their bodies. When making reservations, please disclose any food allergies your child has.

At the Saint Louis Science Center.

More information and reservations: slsc.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Enjoy a free yoga session on the same ground as the old Busch Stadium! Local yoga instructors will host classes on the Busch II Infield at Ballpark Village on select Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. this summer.

Admission is free. Please bring your own yoga mat.

More information: stlballparkvillage.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Enjoy a fun play time at the Carousel in Faust Park. Kids ages 5 and under, along with a parent or caregiver, can enjoy the play room and unlimited rides on the carousel between 10 a.m. and noon.

Great for play groups. Cost is $8 per child, which includes the parent or caregiver.

For more information, check the St. Louis County Parks Facebook page or call 314-615-8345.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo! Jungle Boogie concerts are held most Fridays from late May to August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Admission is free. More information: stlzoo.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Experience St. Louis County as it was a century ago. Tour the 1850s Conway House, home of Dr. Frederick and Lavinia Bates and its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen. Also tour the circa 1848 log cabin of Ludwig and Salome Mertz, a dye and insect repellent garden, German vegetable garden, smokehouse, outhouse and woodshed and the Davis House, which originally was a two story log cabin with it's detached washhouse and smokehouse. On occasion, visitors may see a blacksmith at work in the Yokel barn. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions.

Spanning a period from 1840 to 1910, the Historic Village represents a cross-section of architectural styles and building materials. All of the houses were moved into Faust Park from the surrounding area and saved from probable demolition.

At Faust Park in Chesterfield. 1-5 p.m. Free.

More information: stlouisco.com/parks

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Experience St. Louis County as it was a century ago. Tour the 1850s Conway House, home of Dr. Frederick and Lavinia Bates and its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen. Also tour the circa 1848 log cabin of Ludwig and Salome Mertz, a dye and insect repellent garden, German vegetable garden, smokehouse, outhouse and woodshed and the Davis House, which originally was a two story log cabin with it's detached washhouse and smokehouse. On occasion, visitors may see a blacksmith at work in the Yokel barn. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions.

Spanning a period from 1840 to 1910, the Historic Village represents a cross-section of architectural styles and building materials. All of the houses were moved into Faust Park from the surrounding area and saved from probable demolition.

At Faust Park in Chesterfield. 1-5 p.m. Free.

More information: stlouisco.com/parks

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Preschool Science Series at the Saint Louis Science Center is the perfect program for young, budding scientists! Preschool-age children and an adult caretaker will explore, investigate, hear stories, and do hands-on science together.

Each session features a different topic, so you'll want to attend often! 

Sessions are held from 10 to 11 a.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. One adult per four children is required. 

Cost is $30 per child (age 3 and up) for one month of sessions (three sessions per month). $25 per child for members.

Monthly themes are:

April: Paleo Preschool. Kids can come and dig deep and learn about dinosaurs! Each week they will explore different dinosaur activities sure to excite the young paleontologist. They'll learn about teeth, claws, dino poop and more!

May: Simply Science Preschool. Little ones will get hands-on with color mixing, electricity, magnets, and animal friends. Each week's topic will have a related art project to take home.

June: Build It! Preschool. Kids will engineer a paper aircraft, sturdy house and steady bridge using recycled materials. Each week featured a different building challenge and structure to take home.

July: Healthy Me Preschool. Little ones will investigate the skeletal system and the five senses during this interactive session. They'll learn about measurement and balance and about making healthy choices for their bodies. When making reservations, please disclose any food allergies your child has.

At the Saint Louis Science Center.

More information and reservations: slsc.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Whitaker Music Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden is a ten-week lineup of free Wednesday evening outdoor concerts May 27 through July 29.

Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the Garden in summertime as you listen to an eclectic rotation of artists. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are available for purchase on-site. Free parking is available at the Ridgeway Visitor Center and other authorized lots nearby, and along Tower Grove Avenue. Bike racks provided by Trailnet are located at the Ridgeway Visitor Center.

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. The Children’s Garden remains open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m.

More information and schedule of performers: mobot.org

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Locations: 
South City, St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo! Jungle Boogie concerts are held most Fridays from late May to August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Admission is free. More information: stlzoo.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Enjoy a free movie at the Edwardsville City Park Band Shell (by the library) at sunset. All movies are free and family friendly. 

June 6: Big Hero 6,  8:15 p.m.

July 11:  Annnie, (2014) 8:15 p.m.

August 1: Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, 8 p.m.

September 5: Cinderella (2014), 7:15 p.m.

More information: cityofedwardsville.com

 

Age Ranges: 
All Ages

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Enjoy a free yoga session on the same ground as the old Busch Stadium! Local yoga instructors will host classes on the Busch II Infield at Ballpark Village on select Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. this summer.

Admission is free. Please bring your own yoga mat.

More information: stlballparkvillage.com

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

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.

More information: camstl.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo! Jungle Boogie concerts are held most Fridays from late May to August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Admission is free. More information: stlzoo.org

 

Locations: 
St. Louis
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

Saturday, August 8, 2015

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 4 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: stlouislivesteamers.org or check the organization's Facebook page

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