Some St. Louis family attractions are re-opening with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), 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.

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Staenberg Summer Camps

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design has been providing arts education and craft experiences to the St. Louis Community for over 55 years. With our professional teaching artists and our fully stocked studio classrooms, Staenberg Summer Camps provide creative discovery through clay, metal, glass, fiber, drawing, painting, and more. Camps are designed to engage youth in learning fun and new techniques such as how to throw a bowl on a potter's wheel, how to sculpt the eyes of an animal, or how to draw a comic strip of their very own!

In conjunction with Summer Camps, Craft Alliance offers Teen Internships. Teen Interns can apply to assist our summer camp faculty in the studio of their interest! In exchange for volunteering, Teen Interns can enroll in one or two of the five Teen Studio sessions offered. 

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DaySpring Arts and Education

DaySpring Arts & Education opens for camps July 6th, with a perfect blend of summer fun and educationally based creative training! From STEAM camps, to music clubs and camps for your preschooler, DaySpring has everyone from tots to teens covered! Your child will work with professionals in the arts and experience activities in music, art, dance, drama, musical theatre, circus and science. With full-day, half-day, evening & a variety of virtual camp options available, you can create a summer full of fun! 

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Mathnasium 'Summer Workout' Program

Mathnasium Summer Programs are all about preventing summer learning loss and helping students prepare for what lies ahead. For some students, that means a solid review of previous material. Others benefit from previewing upcoming concepts. Mathnasium offers programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Check out the newest program: Mathnasium@Home!

Skills we teach: Times tables, fraction concepts, multiplication/division readiness, fractional parts, factors & multiples, ratios & proportions, integers, area & perimeter, reading charts & graphs, measurements, word problem solving, percent, decimal, & fraction concepts, algebraic thinking, and more.

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Lavner Camps at Wash U

Lavner Camps at WashU – The World's #1 Summer Enrichment Camp. 

We offer in-person and virtual Summer STEM Camps. Save $100/week on Tech Revolution Camps!

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  • Save $75/week for the first child's enrollment in 3+ camp weeks.
  • Save $100/week for each additional sibling's enrollment in 3+ camp weeks.

Lavner Camps, held at WashU, leads the industry in specialty camps and summer enrichment camps. Lavner Camps offers 30+ cutting edge STEM and Creative Arts camps at WashU. Lavner campers enroll in one camp each week, pursue their passions, discover new interests, improve skills, build self-confidence, get a head start, and have access to award-winning camp programs all summer. Lavner Camps are developed by a leadership team with educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Penn Engineering, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, UCLA Graduate School of Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education and more.

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Metro Theater Company presents Ghost

Running is all that Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has ever known. But Ghost runs for the wrong reasons until he meets Coach who sees something in him: crazy raw talent. Can Ghost stay on track, literally and figuratively, to harness his raw talent for speed on this elite track team, or will his past finally catch up to him?

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Purina Incredible Canine Kids Camp

Update 5/11: Purina Farms has cancelled camps for the summer of 2020. Calling all young pet lovers ages 10-14! Come work alongside the Purina Farms trainers and their amazing canine athletes and learn some of the most popular canine sports! Campers will learn from the pros how to train a dog in the sports of Freestyle Flying Disc, Diving Dog and Canine Agility, and learn responsible pet care through games and service projects. Campers will take home group photos and individual photos with adoptable dogs, take wagon rides to the Purina Event Center, and will each receive a flying disc and certificate signed by professional Purina Incredible Dog Team Trainers.  

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Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo Educators

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

 

 

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Teaching in Room 9 from The Nine Network

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. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Amazing Canines
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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. 

 

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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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