Some St. Louis family attractions are re-opening with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (now required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Challenger Learning Center Summer Space Adventures

Working remotely is nothing new for NASA! The Challenger Learning Center is offering sessions of virtual camp for kids ages 8-15. Choose from Ground Control Camp, Virtual Makers Camps, which includes Drone Camp and Robotics Camp, and Advanced Ground Control Camp.

Ground Control Camp:

In this week-long experience, campers will take on the roles of scientists and engineers working together from around the world to launch robotic probes that explore our solar system. Each day, the small crew will gather (remotely) with Challenger Learning Center staff for one hour to complete team building, learn about space exploration, and advance their mission. Then, on their own time, crew members must use creative problem solving to complete challenges using only the materials they have at home.

Both Junior Ground Control Camp (ages 8-11) and Advanced Ground Control Camp (ages 12-15) are offered.

Campers must have access to Zoom during the scheduled time and must commit to attending all 5 days of the program. Camp sessions are limited to 12 children. Prizes will be given to campers who participate in all 5 daily sessions and complete all 5 DIY challenges.

To register for sessions, see below:

Junior Ground Control Camp for ages 8-11:

June 8-12: Register here

June 15-20: Register here

June 22-26: Register here

Advanced Ground Control Camp for ages 12-15:

June 8-12: Register here

June 15-20: Register here

June 22-26: Register here

Virtual Makers Camps:

Kids ages 12 and up can participate in Virtual Makers Camp, where they will get to design and build with own robot or drone. Camps include the cost of the kit and camp t-shirt, which will be shipped to your home.

Robotics Camp: Learn to Build, Customize and Code Your Very Own Robot: Campers receive an educational robotics kit valued at more than $125. During the week of camp, Challenger Learning Center staff will meet with the campers online for two hours a day to provide building strategies and offer troubleshooting as they work through assembly. Campers will then be guided through the basics of coding to program their robots and use these skills to make the robot complete more complex tasks each day. Each camper should have access to a device with the ability to download a free iOS or Android app.

July 13-17 Robotics Camp: Register here

July 27-31 Robotics Camp: Register here

Drone Camp: Kids and teens ages 12 and up will receive an educational drone kit valued at more than $100. During the week of camp, Challanger Learning Center staff will meet with campers virtually to coach them in drone assembly and coding. Campers will practice with drone simulation software and work together to complete drone missions. Each camper should have access to a device with the ability to download a free iOS or Android app.

July 20-24 Drone Camp: Register here

Camp Details
314-521-6205
205 Brotherton Lane
Ferguson, MO 63135
United States
Locations: Online
Extended Care: Yes
Camp Weeks
June 1-5
June 8-12
June 15-19
June 22-26
June 29-July 2
July 6-10
July 13-17
July 20-24
July 27-31
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World Bird Sanctuary Dinner and Drive-Thru Safari Experience
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Visit the World Bird Sanctuary for a fun drive-through safari experience from the safety of your car. Come see eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and reptiles all from the luxury of your own vehicle. World Bird Sanctuary's dinner and drive through lets you experiene the birds without dealing with the summer heat.

 

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center

The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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Wildwood Outdoor/Drive-in Movie Night
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Bring the family for a fun movie night on the lawn or from your car at the B&B Wildwood 10 Theater. See Secret Life of Pets. For lawn seating, please bring bag chairs or blankets. Some parking will be allowed on the lawn. Attendees must maintain social distancing and wear a mask.

 

 

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