Badgers digging in the prairies, otters playing in the rivers, minks hunting in the lowlands - what do they all have in common? Kids will learn how these interesting predators are related and are all considered members of the weasel family.
9:30 to 11 a.m.
At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270. Call 314-301-1500 for reservations. Free but reservations are required.
Cardinals mascot Fredbird will visit Eckert Farms in Belleville so he can meet and greet guests.
Bring your kids to meet Fredbird between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on July 18. or from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on August 8.
The visit with Fredbird is free. No reservations are required.
More information: eckerts.com
7/16/15: UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, the St. Louis Rams have cancelled this event.
Join the St. Louis Rams for the inaugural Play 60 Mini Mudder on July 18. This is an event for the whole family, with special guests the Rams cheerleaders, Rampage, the Rams Play 60 Bus and DJ Pru. Kids can participate in a one-mile muddy obstacle course. There will also be Rams inflatables and food trucks.
Explore the wonderful insects that fly at night at The Butterfly House during this special event to celebrate National Moth Week. Entomologists will set up black lights, which will attract night-flying insects from miles away. This one-of-a-kind experience will give you a chance to closely observe rarely seen nocturnal insects that come to the light. Sightings may include large moths, beetles, crickets and other fascinating insects.
Visitors to The Magic House can enjoy performances from the St. Louis Modern Chinese School showcasing a variety of Chinese instruments.
There will be Waist Drum performances at 10 a.m. and noonm and singing performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Free with admission. More information: magichouse.org
Families and kids can wiggle-waggle and robot-walk with Elephant and Piggie from the books, explore the new Mo Willems exhibit, enjoy private playtime throughout The Magic House and partake in fun take-home activities.
Kids can have fun riding the Carousel, make a craft, play with toys and play with each other at Create and Play at the St. Louis Carousel.