Kick off the new year by taking part in a free Stroller Strides class at a new indoor location. The one-hour class will feature co-teaching from three Stroller Strides instructors, and be filled with music for mom interlaced with songs for kiddos.
The morning kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a "Women Who Rock"-themed Stroller Strides class, followed by giveaways, prizes, refreshments and more than an hour of playtime for children 12 months to age 7 on Vetta's indoor playground of giant inflatables!
The LUME Institute invites parents with children from birth through age 8 to a series of free parent workshops focusing on developing parenting skills and learning about child development.
The Parent Cafe sessions are opportunities to build relationships with other parents and hear from child development experts on the following topics:
Jan. 14: A Vision for Me
Feb. 11: Building Our Families
March 10: Empowering Community
Little ladies and their mothers are invited to attend an afternoon of fun at Once Upon a Tea Party. Each young lady is asked to dress up as her favorite princess or wear their favorite dress.
You'll enjoy a special visit from your favorite princesses, story time, tea, and you'll make a craft. Cost is $10 for residents of Fenton and members of Riverchase, and $12 for the general public. At Riverchase in Fenton.
1-2:30 p.m. for
More information: fentonmo.org or call 636-343-0067.
Celebrate Jewish camping and Jewish music at this new event at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. At the Jewish Camp JamFest, families can learn about day and sleep-away camps and hear great music from the nationally recognized Jewish children's musician Craig Parks.
1 to 4 p.m. Free. More information: jccstl.com
Wonder Works is an exhibit area created especially for young children, and takes curious minds and busy bodies on a fun, learning adventure filled with hands-on, feet-on activities.
There's no business like shoe business! Come see a live performance by the Imaginary Theater Company about a kindly cobbler whose good deed is rewarded with the help of magical elves. Based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm, this heartwarming holiday story is a reminder that with kindness and hope, anything is possible.
More than 10,000 candy canes have been hidden in Queeny Park by the Queeny Park deer and some of them have prizes attached for this exciting hunt.
There are more than strawberries (but plenty of those too) at this festival! Kids can enjoy pony rides, carnival rides, a petting farm, wagon rides, inflatables and lots more.
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!
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.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
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.