Although the Saint Louis Zoo is closed to the public, the animal care team is sharing photos and videos of the animals and lots of information about the zoo your kids are sure to love! You'll learn about Hippo Harbor, what zoo volunteers do, the Children's Zoo (and the goats!), zebras, antelopes, stingrays, visit the insectarium, and lots more.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Gateway Region YMCA, along with educators from NOVA and the National Museum of Natural History.
Since you can't visit the St. Louis Aquarium right now, do the next best thing and watch live as the aquarium brings its habitats to you! Take a dive and explore Shark Canyon, The Mississippi and Missouri Riover Confluence, the Ray habitat and lots more.
Catch the live stream from 10 to 11 a.m. on the St. Louis Aquarium's Facebook page.
Return to Hogwarts once more and explore the science of our favorite wizarding world. Shop from local artists and crafters, journey through the building on a special mission, and learn how chemistry connects to Harry Potter with special guest Dr. Rebecca Lai. See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the end of the evening.
Summer Fun at the J is open!
Looking for summer programming for your child? The J is offering weekly day programs through August 14! Summer Fun at the J is a weekly day camp for children in grades K-6 in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. Your kids will have a ball with activities that include swimming, nature, sports, arts and more. As always, we are committed to fun and safety: We're following CDC, American Camp Association and St. Louis County guidelines and protocols.
The Taste of Maplewood Street festival brings together foodies, shoppers and music lovers to enjoy the bites, sights and sounds of Maplewood. The festival includes live entertainment from two stages, children's activities, and local restaurants and retailers offering food, drinks, and specialties.
Yucandu Art Studio is open for summer camp! Yucandu believes that when you give kids great materials, they make GREAT art! Yucandu is such a fun and inspiring place to be and the camp projects are so cool! For 2020, Yucandu plans to offer small group camps with 5 to 8 kids and 1 to 2 teachers, as well as Take Home Camp Kits! Spaces are very limited for in-person camps, and extra safety precautions, including daily temperature checks, and personal art supply storage, and increased cleaning and hand washing, have been put in place.
Enjoy the Saint Louis Zoo online! Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo educators is a live, free presentation that allows families to learn more about animals and how amazing they are. Themes vary, and registration in advance is required. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know how to join.
If you can't join the live presentation, the recordings are available on the zoo's web site at stlzoo.org/STLZOOms
The Nine Network is producing two hours of literacy and math instruction for prekindergarten through fourth grade weekdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The grade-appropriate instruction is taught by local educators at home, and is available on your St. Louis PBS station, channel 9.
Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids.
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.
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.