Middle Schoolers

Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym.

Open Gym is held several times each week. Wednesdays at Noon, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. a.m. and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. 

Each open gym session lasts one hour and is open to members and non-members ages 12 and under.

Free for members; $8 for non-members. Children under age 1 are free. Call for more information: 314-439-1100 or email tumble@misskellysgym.com

More information: www.misskellysgym.com


Science at Sunset

Visit the Saint Louis Science Center for Science at Sunset on Thursdays this summer. Enjoy food and drink specials, live music in the Science Center's outdoor exhibit, GROW, and free space-inspired movies in the OMNIMAX Theater. You can also explore Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission special exhibition at discounted evening prices.

The movie schedule includes:

June 21: Hidden Figures

June 28: The Martian

July 5: Apollo 13

July 12: E.T.

July 19: Spaceballs

July 26: October Sky

August 2: Gravity

August 9: Contact

Science at Sunset is from 5-8 p.m. Movies begin at 6:30 p.m.

More information: slsc.org


Art Hill Film Series and Food Truck Fest at the Saint Louis Art Museum

On four Friday evenings this summer, the Saint Louis Art Museum will host free outdoor movies inspired by the remarkable story behind Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds. The films follow the search for something vital - whether it be truth, treasure or justice. Discover other lives, other eras, and other worlds with these epic quests. 

The fun and festivities begin at 6 p.m., with the Food Truck Fest presented by Sauce Magazine. Adult beverages and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the Panorama booth on Art Hill. The Art Museum's cafe will be open until 8:45, and you are also welcome to bring your own picnic basket, lawn chairs and blankets. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a "blankets only" section at the front of the viewing area.  

Movies begin at 9 p.m. 

You're also welcome to take a deep dive into the museum's family-friendly main exhibit, Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds, before you take your seat on Art Hill. Advance ticket reservations are recommended. 

The schedule is:

July 13: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

July 20: Hidden Figures (2016)

July 27: Dr. No (1962)

August 3: The NeverEnding Story (1984)

In case of inclement weather, check the museum's Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates about cancellations.

More information: slam.or/filmseries


Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip

Join Scholastic on the ultimate summer road trip as it makes a stop in St. Louis. This free event on July 16 featuring kids' favorite authors, illustrators and characters. 

The Summer Reading Road Trip is a reading festival for kids ages 0 to 12 and their families that includes author signings, crafts, and photo opps with your kids' favorite costume characters. 

Reservations are NOT necessary. You can also stock up on your favorite books for the summer on-site available from The Novel Neighbor!

5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters Branch. 

More information: scholasticblog.com


Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play Summer Celebration

The Magic House is celebrating the first day of summer with Nickelodeon! This slime-filled day of free summer fun will include Nick-themed games and activities including an inflatable obstacle course, a slime booth, Nick bowling, appearances by Spongebob, Patrick and other Nick costumed characters and lots more.

This special event, set for June 21 from noon to 3 p.m., is part of Nickelodeon's summer-long play campaign, which celebrates kids' love of play and encourages them to go outside and be active. 

This free event will take place next door to The Magic House at Nipher Middle School, and is open to all.

More information: magichouse.org

Photo: Courtesy of The Magic House

Family Fun Dairy Day at GROW

Visit the GROW exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center for Dairy Day. Meet dairy cows, play games, talk with dairy farmers to learn about how milk gets to your table, meet mascots Cookie the Cow and Norton the Penguin, and sample free Prairie Farms ice cream, flavored milk and more.

There will also be prizes! Eighty winners will be chosen to receive an $80 prize pack and one grand prize winner will receive an $800 prize pack. 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center. 

More information: slsc.org


Family Day at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Visit the World Chess Hall of Fame in the open workshop space for families and enjoy crafts and games based on the exhibitions. Kids and caregivers can collaborate on crafts, or choose to adventure through the galleries on a scavenger hunt. Activities are designed for ages 5-10, but older siblings and the young at heart are all welcome! 

Admission is free for members at the Family and Supporter level, or $5 per child for non-members. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Sessions are limited to 24 children, so registration is recommended. Family Days are held on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End.

To RSVP and for more information: worldchesshof.org

Or RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org


Groundbreaking and Community Open House at COCA

COCA is proud to celebrate the completion of the renovations of its historic building and mark the beginning of its expansion. The community is invited to help mark the milestone occasion, enjoy lunch and take a look at COCA's new renovated spaces. 

June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at COCA in University City. 

More information: cocastl.org


Family Sunday at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum every Sunday afternoon for hands-on art activities and a lively, 30-minute family tour through the galleries. Each month there is a new family-friendly theme. You'll learn about art, the history of different cultures, music, some of the world's famous artists and composers, and will take part in interactive activities. Plus, see the new exhibit Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds!

In June: On the Move. How do artists use movement? Each Sunday in June, experience a new art activity that explores motion in a variety of ways. Discover ways to use movement from artworks that suggest motion, objects that actually move, and gestures artists make when creating art. Balance, flip, bend, and sway as you create dynamic originals of your own. 

In July: Travel the World. Experience cultures from faraway places. Construct Italian-inspired architechture, craft a Peruvian-inspired textile, discover animals from the Americas, and create a scroll painting like those from China.

On July 15 from 1-3 p.m. see a special Family Weaving Demonstration. Experience traditional weaving techniques from a professional textile artist in celebration of the exhibition, Balance and Opposition in Ancient Peruvian Textiles.

On July 22 at 2 and 3 p.m., see special guests the Confluence Chamber Orchestra Family Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo! Engage with music from around the world and learn about instruments during a special family concert. 

All activities are free. Please sign up on-site for the tour, which begins at 2:30 p.m.

Family Sundays are from 1-4 p.m. at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park and are appropriate for all ages.

More information: slam.org



Madagascar Live on Stage

Your family can take a journey out of the Central Park Zoo and onto an enchanted desert isle with your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends from the DreamWorks blockbuster film, Madagascar! STAGES St. Louis presents this family favorite live on stage in a performance to entertain all ages.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the hip-hip Hippo, and, of course, mad King Julien for a musical adventure of a lifetime. Filled with gut-busting laughs galore, rockin' dance moves, and an upbeat, up-to-the-minute score that includes "Move It, Move It," exploring a brave new world was never so much ridiculous fun!

At the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Day and evening performances from June 19 through July 1 (except Mondays).

More information and tickets: stagesstlouis.org or call 314-821-2407.