Enjoy Shaw Nature Reserve at night with your family. On this guided hike, you'll use your five senses to observe the surroundings and uncover the secrets of the darkness.
Activities will focus on the brain's ability to be fooled by the night and ways to improve night vision.
Little ones ages 3 to 5 will explore all kinds of weather while they interact with other children at the Shaw Nature Reserve. Little Nature Explorers classes are a great way to prepare your child for kindergarten. Classes include multiple hands-on indoor and outdoor activities designed to strengthen your child's connection to the world around them.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit.
You and your little princess or prince charming are invited to the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles for a magical day of music, dancing, art activities and photos. You'll be treated to kid-friendly hors d'oeuvres and desert too.
Tickets are $25 per couple or $10 for an individual. Discounts for members. 1-3 p.m.
More information and tickets: foundryartcentre.org
Stop in to the Grand Opening celebration at Learn Thru Play for lots of fun kids' activities and a chance to learn more about Learn Thru Play's hourly, drop-in child care services.
Children will enjoy face painting, balloon animals, a petting zoo, sno-cones, popcorn and free books from the Van Go bookmobile. The first 50 children in attendance will also receive a free giveaway.
ROOKie Readers is a literacy program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Each week. little ones can enjoy a different story and a variety of games and activities. Each session lasts approximately one hour.
Cost is $5 per adult/child pair. Free for members of the World Chess Hall of Fame. One adult per child required. There is a limit of 12 adult/child pairs per session.
10 a.m. At the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End.
Bring your child, ages birth through 2, to Breakfast with Baby, designed to foster your child's early understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Each session includes light refreshments, socializing, and an activity led by an early childhood educator. Each session focuses on a different area of creative and cognitive development.
In celebration of "Drop Eveything and Read" month the Saint Louis Zoo invites children to an interactive Storybook Safari at the Children's Zoo. Kids can listen as a zookeeper reads an animal-themed book and then presents a live animal from the story.
Children are also encouraged to bring their favorite book and read aloud to the animals, including pygmy goats, alpacas, meerkats, fennec foxes, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.
9 to 10 a.m. at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.