Herps walk, crawl, jump, slither and creep. But what are herps? Students will become junior herpetologists as they explore characteristics, adaptations, and unique facts through fun, interactive activities. They'll also meet some herps up close indoors and then go outdoors to search for them in their native habitats.
From almost zero to half a million! The road to recovery for Missouri turkeys was a long and tough journey. Walk in the woods today and see turkey tracks or scat, but it wasn’t always that way. Celebrate the return of the wild turkey with stories, games, activities, and crafts to learn about these interesting and unique birds.
Then go outside and look for turkeys or their signs. 9:30 to 11 a.m. For ages 6 and up.
Free. At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270.
Hop on over to The Magic House for an Easter Egg-stravaganza and get a head start on Easter fun. Special activities include decorating egg shapes, milk tasting, and, of course, meeting the Easter Bunny himself and shake his paw.
All activities are free with Magic House admission.
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
More information: magichouse.org
Meet the Mean Girls of Salem . . . Deep in the dark woods of Puritan New England, a clique of teenage girls make decisions that result in 20 executions, making them the most hated girls in history. Metro Theater Company and the Missouri History Museum present Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, a play inspired by the girls who forever established the legacy of Salem.
As part of National Engineers' Week, the Saint Louis Science Center is hosting Engineering Career Day. Teens, children and their families can check our formula racing cars, local robotics creations and other exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations from local engineering companies, colleges and organizations.
Free. More information: slsc.org
Visit the Missouri History Museum with your kids and enjoy a free movie in front of a big screen. You'll also enjoy some light snacks.
Scheduled films include:
Feb. 14: Shrek
March 7: An American Tale
Movies begin at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free.
More information: mohistory.org
The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.
Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended.