Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

Babies and Toddlers

Trick or Treat at IKEA St. Louis

Give your kids an extra opportunity to show off their costumes at indoor trick or treating at IKEA St. Louis. Kids 12 and under can bring their own treat bag and collect goodies at various treat stations throughout the store, then be treated to a free kids meal.

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Owls and Orchids Animal Encounters

Enjoy special evening hours at The Butterfly House during October for the Owls and Orchids Animal Encounters events. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, guests can get an up-close view of the beautiful Owl Butterflies, which are most active at dusk and dawn.

Evening hours are 4:30 to 7 p.m. with separate admission from daytime hours. Admission is $6 per person general admission; $3 per person for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Family Hike and Play Day

Bring your whole family to learn, explore and play on the farm at Family Hike and Play Day at Willoughby Farm. Explore the nature trails and then enjoy games around the farm yard. 

 

Cost is $2 per person with a maximum of $10 per family.

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BlockFest Play Date

This family-centered play date, sponsored by Parents as Teachers, is designed for parents and their children ages 6 months to 3rd grade. At the block party stations, you'll explore early math and science skills together with your child. At the nature stations, children will do hands-on activities that stimulate their curiosity and understanding of the world around them. Other actitivies include music and a playground.

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Meet Captain Underpants Author Dav Pilkey

Kids love Captain Underpants! Come meet the author of the wildly successful  Captain Underpants book series at the St. Louis County Library on Aug. 30. Kids can wear their super hero capes for this special night of storytelling, games, giveaways and wild fun.

6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. 

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A Very Eric Carle Breakfast

Bring your appetites to The Magic House for a brunch fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar! Kids will munch on delicious foods just like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, enjoy hands-on activities inspired by the book collection, create their own Eric Carle insect and have the Magic House all to themselves as they enjoy some private playtime in the Very Eric Carle exhibit.

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Story Telling in the Treehouse

Ike Day, a former librarian for the City of Edwardsville, will lead preschoolers through a wonderful story telling time in the treehouse at the Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville. The stories are focused on teaching children about nature through storytelling and exploration.

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Explore Purina Farms: Responsible Pet Care

Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids. 

 

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City Museum on Air

Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making). 

 

 

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Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House MADE for Kids
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Attention parents of preschoolers! Looking for some socially distanced, in-person learning and fun? Visit MADE for Kids, the satellite location of The Magic House for Toddler Tinker Time. Toddler Tinker Time is free for members of The Magic House and free for residents of the city of St. Louis, and $5 per person for others. Includes all-day admission to MADE for Kids.

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