Go places you've never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable with The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! An extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley's Believe It or Not awaits you.
Preschool age children will enjoy story time, crafts, games and activities based on fun themes that promote socialization and sharing. Dress to get messy for this morning of outdoor Halloween fun.
A snack will be provided, and a parent must stay with the child for the entire event. Cost per child is $6 and registration is required.
For ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. at Paul. A. Schroeder Park in Manchester.
More information: manchestermo.gov
This free workshop for mothers and daughters focuses on the need for female engineers and careers for women in engineering. It will be led by Donna Chapman, Business and Technology Specialist with the Rockwood School Districs as well as other Rockwood staff.
Girls and Engineering is part of the Rockwood Parent Series, free workshops designed to strengthen communities and offer expert information to parents.
Experience the Art of Maurice Sendak exhibit at the St. Louis Public Library with the special art play time. Kids will decorate a crown and let the wild rumpus start!
10 to 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Public Library, Schlafly Branch. Free.
More information: slpl.org
See the musical that has received rave reviews, called "more glorious than promised" by the New York Times and named by Time Magazine as the #1 show of the year. MATILDA the Musical comes to the Fox Theater through Nov. 1 on it's first national tour.
Why are some squirrels gray? What do they eat? How do they climb trees? Preschoolers (ages 3 to 6), will learn about squirrels, through listening to stories, playing games and making a craft. Then, they'll go on an outdoor acorn hunt.
9:30 to 11 a.m. At Rockwoods Reservation. For reservations, call 636-458-2236.
More information: mdc.mo.gov
Bring your kids and your dog to Purina Farms for some dog-gone fall fun at the Howl-O-Ween Fest! You'll enjoy a costume party, fun carnival games, music, face painting, storytelling, circus and magic shows, amazing canine performances, pony rides, inflatables, and more. Wear your favorite costumes for the costume paw-ty! Reservations are NOT required.
Kids ages 3-5 can explore the fanciful world of Mother Goose and her friends through ballet at this free story time with dancing and movement.
Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as "Amazing Grace," "Oh, Freedom," and "Woke Up This Morning." This production is a collaboration between The Black Rep and COCA.