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August is Sizzling with Summer Fun! Here are our Top Picks for a Month Full of Adventure

The month of August is devoted to the most adventurous of kiddos! Your kids can journey around the world without leaving St. Louis, connect with the creepiest of creatures, and jump on their bikes for one of the biggest cycling events in the region. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy all the fun.

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When Your Pinterest-Perfect Family Vacation Goes Poop-tastically Wrong

We fly onto 270 south and I finally feel my shoulders start to relax. Only two hours behind schedule, but let’s not dwell on that. We are finally on the road. This vacation is happening. Then, from the back seat, I hear it: “Mom? I have to poop.”

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Saint Louis Zoo Plans Primate Canopy Trails, a Huge Outdoor Expansion of the Primate House

The Saint Louis Zoo has unveiled plans for the creation of Primate Canopy Trails, a 35,000-square-foot outdoor expansion of the Primate House, complete with sky trails and plenty of ways for visitors to get an up-close look at their favorite primates.

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Sleep-Away Camp: Then and Now

Last summer, I was introduced to the wonders of modern-day sleep-away camp when my daughter spent a week at one for the first time. And let me tell you – these kids have it good. Real good. I went to sleep-away camp too, when I was a kid, and let's just say things have changed. Here are just a few of the differences between then and now.

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The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World

Play comes naturally to kids. They use it as a way to express their feelings and learn new things. But in the age of electronics we live in, video games and screens can take over a child’s free time. Screen-free, or traditional play, offers benefits kids just don't get from playing on an iPad or on the latest game console.

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Festival of the Little Hills
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Festival of the Little Hills is an annual three-day event that features over 300 arts and craft booths, more than 40 food vendors, live entertainment (both musical and non-musical) and a Kids Corner.

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Family Workshop: Painting in the Park
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Experience abstract painting on canvas at this family workshop at Laumeier Sculpture Park. You'll drip, brush, mix colors, and explore shapes and texture as you create a family masterpiece together. 

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Rise Up Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Families are invited to enjoy local music, art, food from local restaurants, local microbrews and entertainment acts at this free, family friendly festival.

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Saint Louis Zoo Plans Primate Canopy Trails, a Huge Outdoor Expansion of the Primate House

The Saint Louis Zoo has unveiled plans for the creation of Primate Canopy Trails, a 35,000-square-foot outdoor expansion of the Primate House, complete with sky trails and plenty of ways for visitors to get an up-close look at their favorite primates.

Continue reading »
When Your Pinterest-Perfect Family Vacation Goes Poop-tastically Wrong

We fly onto 270 south and I finally feel my shoulders start to relax. Only two hours behind schedule, but let’s not dwell on that. We are finally on the road. This vacation is happening. Then, from the back seat, I hear it: “Mom? I have to poop.”

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Starting This Summer, The Magic House @ MADE Will Give Young Innovators a Place to Create

To keep the spirit of entrepreneurship and the beauty of art flowing through St. Louis for years to come, it’s important to inspire even the youngest of minds. By giving them the space, the tools and the freedom to create, kids are energized to turn the ideas in their heads into something incredible they can hold in their hands.

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August is Sizzling with Summer Fun! Here are our Top Picks for a Month Full of Adventure

The month of August is devoted to the most adventurous of kiddos! Your kids can journey around the world without leaving St. Louis, connect with the creepiest of creatures, and jump on their bikes for one of the biggest cycling events in the region. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy all the fun.

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