Babies and Toddlers

Play & Ride at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park

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 rides on the carousel between 10 a.m. and noon. Play & Ride dates are subject to change, so please check the full listing before you plan to go.

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Safe Kids Day Festival

Visit the West County Safety House during the Safe Kids Day Festival for free bike fittings (and helmets while supplies last) and let your kids take ride to Safety Town. 

The festival also includes free food, games and prizes, and a raffle of dinner with the West County EMS and Fire crew. 

1 to 4 p.m. at the West County Fire House. For more information, visit the Safety House Facebook page.


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Kids Night Out at Third Degree Glass Factory

Third Fridays at Third Degree Glass Factory are always family friendly, but in April, it's all about kids! It will be a party not to miss with make-your-own art projects, Pi pizza and a sing-along dance party.

Kids can hang out with the creative crew from Artscope St. Louis and create their own unique drawings. The hot glass and flameworking demo artists will help transform kids' creations into works of 3D glass art! There will also be plenty of Pi pizza to enjoy, and awesome fire spinning by St. Louis Fire Technicians. 

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The Three Little Pigs Family Musical

Bring your kids to this heartwarming free performance of the classic "The Three Little Pigs" family musical.

Edie's Fairytale Theatre performs this fun and educational family favorite featuring three silly, little pigs that try to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf. Along the way, the three little pigs learn to cooperate in the nick of time by working together to build a house and outwit the Big Bad Wolf. Not by the hair of your chiny chin chin will you want to miss this extraordinary, interactive performance!

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Free Swim and Gym Night at the Lodge

Families are invited to enjoy everything The Lodge has to offer, including the indoor wave pool, tot pool. slide and gymnasium for free at this free family night. 

Dinner and snacks will be available in the cafe. For all ages. Please bring tennis shoes if you'd like to play in the gym. Access to the fitness center is not included. Reservations are not required, but space will be limited if capacity is reached.

5-8 p.m. at The Lodge Des Peres. More information:


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Free Kindermusik Class: Rock and Roar with The Lion Guard

Get ready to rock and roar with your little one at this free Kindermusik class at the Community Music School of Webster Groves. 

Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy the musical adventures from Disney Jr,'s new series The Lion Guard as they explore the African savannahs to the beat of some of their favorite tunes. You can also bring The Lion Guard fun home with a playful mask, tattoos and buttons. 

9:30 and 11 a.m. Free. At the Community Music School of Webster Groves. Reservations are required.

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Super Kids Breakfast

Your kids can throw on their best cape and go to The Magic House for a breakfast fit for a superhero! Kids are welcome to dress like their favorite superhero and enjoy a superhero-themed morning filled with action-packed activities.

They'll also have the opportunity to meet their favorite superheroes, like Batman and Spiderman. After a delicious breakfast, there will be private playtime in the Super Kids Save the World exhibit.

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Sandcastle Beach at The Magic House

With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!

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Omnimax Movies at the Saint Louis Science Center

Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.

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Sea Lion Shows at the Saint Louis Zoo

See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.

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