To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. In the meantime, we invite our readers to enjoy virtual events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. When you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks, 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.

Elementary Age

The Egg Drop

The Egg Drop is a free event, open to the public, that features thousands of eggs dropped from a helicopter, bounce houses, food, games and more. 

Kids ages birth to 6th grade can participate in watching the thousands of eggs fall from the sky, then collect them.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with egg drops at 11 a.m. for ages birth through kindergarteners, and at 11:30 a.m. for 1st through 6th graders.

At Canaan Baptist Church.

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Hops Run 5K and Kids Bunny Run

Kids ages 4 to 12 can participate in the Kids Bunny Run, a part of the Lift for Life Gym's Hops Run 2015. There will be a 1/4 "bunny trail" just for kids with four silly themed challenge stations.

Bring your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and Fred Bird!

At the completion of the Bunny Run, children will receive a complimentary breakfast item and a drink, plus prizes and medals for all participants. 

10:15 at the Lower Muny Parking Lot in Forest Park. Registration is $10 per child in advance and $15 on race day.

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Bunny Brunch at Bissinger's Chocolate Factory

At this very special "chocolate" brunch children can paint their own chocolate bunny, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, take part in fun coloring activities and have their face painted. Adults and children will also enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by Executive Chef Nick Miller.

At the Caramel Room at Bissingers Chocolate Factory. 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information and reservations: bissingers.com

 

 

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Washington University's Lunar New Year's Festival

Take a front seat for a spectacular performance from the Washington University's Lunar New Year's Festival.

From a magical diabolo performance, a fantastic feat of Chinese yoyo, to a powerful martial arts performance, visitors will enjoy traditional dances still popular in China today.

Part of the Children's China exhibit at The Magic House. 

Performances are at 10:30 and 12:30 p.m. Included with Magic House admission,

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It's Not Easy Being Green

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.

 

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Let's Talk Turkey

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.

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Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

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.

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Virtual Family Fun Series from the Missouri History Museum
Monday, June 1, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020

Join the Missouri History Museum this summer for virtual family fun! The Summer Family Fun series includes activities for all ages, including yoga, interactive workshiops about the Mississippi Riverm, sports and games, exploring Forest Park, Cahokia Mounds and more.

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Magic At Home with The Magic House

The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.

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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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