The Book Buddies Shelter Pet Program lets kids to adore animals make a real difference in the lives of shelter pets.
As part of the Book Buddies Shelter Pet Program with the Humane Society of Missouri, kids ages 6-12 are trained to read to shelter pets. Reading to the shelter dogs helps to bring comfort them and reduces anxiety. It also makes the pet more adoptable. Reading helps shy dogs learn to relax around people and teaches high energy dogs and calm behavior is desirable.
Celebrate aerospace technology at the new, highly interactive special exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center: Above and Beyond. This special exhibition will immerse you in flight and space travel, with simulations that allow visitors to design and test-fly a supersonic jet, experience flight as a bird, and ride in a space elevator.
Above and Beyond takes you faster, farther and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Day Camps at Great Griffin Farm are designed to help your child expand on both horsemanship and riding by teaching them the how and why behind a multitude of skills. Camps include riding lessons, as well as learning barn safety, proper care, and stable management. Campers will also have time for crafts and games. Sessions are available for riders from beginner through advanced levels.
Day camps are open to any child between the ages of 5 and 15. The cost of the camp is $75 and includes lunch and an afternoon snack. On Jan. 18, camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Before he became "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali was just a boy named Cassius Clay growing up in Jim Crow Louisville, Kentucky. In a rage over a stolen bicycle, 12-year-old Cassius meets the white cop who will be his first boxing coach on his way to Olympic glory. This play, presented by Metro Theater Company and performed at the Missouri History Museum, is a true story of courage, conscience and community.
Stop in to The Lodge Des Peres and take in free exercise sampler classes for Sunday Funday.
The Lodge Fitness Team will showcase some of the new exercise classes being offered in 30 minute sessions from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sessions are open to all, members and nonmembers, residents and non-residents. Free.
Sessions include zumba, yoga, pilates and group strength. In the Lodge group exercise studio. For adults and teens ages 16 and up. Child care is not available.
Celebrate Jewish camping and Jewish music at this new event at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. At the Jewish Camp JamFest, families can learn about day and sleep-away camps and hear great music from the nationally recognized Jewish children's musician Craig Parks.
1 to 4 p.m. Free. More information: jccstl.com
Watch the St. Louis Blues play on a giant TV screen while you skate at the Shaw Park Ice Rink. FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast its pregame, postgame and intermission shows live from rinkside.
Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase and a skating pass and skate rental is included with ticket purchase. Tickets are $10 and available through Brown Paper Tickets.
At Shaw Park Ice Rink in Clayton. 5 p.m.
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
Science Tots is designed for children ages 18 to 36 months. The class provides opportunities to support brain development and learning. Toddlers and their grown-ups will explore STEM topics through songs, stories, hands-on exploration and play.