Fabulous frogs fill the summer nights with song, and The Butterfly House is throwing a festival in their honor. Visitors to the Frog Festival can play games that celebrate the amazing things frogs can do and how we can protect them in our neighborhoods. There will be frog walks, face painting, live animal encounters and "meet & greets" with Finn the Frog. Kids will even get to take home a frog calling kit so they can join the chorus in their own back yards.
At the Firefly Festival, families will join staff for guided tours, discover the secrets of glow-in-the-dark animals, find out ways to help fireflies around your home, and learn to speak firefly with the firefly code game. You'll wrap up the night by joining The Butterfly House entomologists in the park to see real fireflies.
Join in on a pajama party at The Butterfly House with the guest of honor: Llama Llama! Wear your pajamas and enjoy a fun morning filled with crafts, games, and a reading of "Llama Llama Red Pajama."
Here ye, here ye! Bring your little princes and princesses to a royal afternoon at Memorial Park in Brentwood. Come dressed in your favorite royal outfits for an afternoon of fun at the park, including crafts, games and a special visit from a real princess!
Learn about amphibians at this in-person event in Babler State Park and meet some of the amphibians who live there. This free outdoor event will observe social distancing guidelines. Meet at the front of the Visitor Center for this 10 a.m. program.
Join Missouri State Parks for a turtle-ly awesome adventure with their box turtles, Blue and Tiny. This outdoor event is free, and social distancing guidelines will apply.
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.
Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making).
Attention parents of preschoolers! Looking for some socially distanced, in-person learning and fun? Visit MADE for Kids, the satellite location of The Magic House for Toddler Tinker Time. Toddler Tinker Time is free for members of The Magic House and free for residents of the city of St. Louis, and $5 per person for others. Includes all-day admission to MADE for Kids.
Need a break from virtual learning screen time? Schedule a family field trip to MADE for Kids! On Friday mornings, a limited number of families will be able to enjoy a special field trip where educators from The Magic House, MADE for Kids will lead them through fun, interactive STEAM learning experiences. Each family will have their own workspace to ensure social distancing, and families are welcome to stay and play after their field trip.