Kids will learn the story of the alebrije dream and how it unleashed a whole new art form. Then they'll take their creativity to the wild side by blending fauna and flora into amazing animal sculptures.
With the new Science Lab, kids will put on their lab coats and step into the role of a scientist. Using real tools found in professional science labs, visitors will study matter and motion, observe the life cycles of different species, investigate rocks and minerals, and explore a variety of science subjects through fun, hands-on experiences.
The exhibit is inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children's book author and illustrator, Mo Willems. Many familiar characters will be featured, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Activities will give children the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author's characters.
Grab a flashlight and experience the sights and sounds of a late winter evening at Laumeier, with a guided tour of Laumeier Sculpture Park. View the sculptures in a different light and trek the trails as you look and listen for the first signs of spring, such as small frogs called spring peepers.
Get behind the wheel as ceramicists from Krueger Pottery Supply demonstrate the art of working with clay. Kids will pinch, coil and throw their own earthenware creations.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Shows return for the Spring.
Kids can meet a variety of living beetles from The Butterfly House and learn interesting facts about them while practicing their observation skills. Participants will also paint three rocks with a beetle and take the rocks home to add to their garden.