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
Insect defenses and insects' role in our ecosystems will be explored in this fun, hands-on, workshop led by Mad Science. After learning about insects, children will use their new knowledge to make their own bug model to take home.
For ages 3-6. Free, but registration is required. This workshop will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:
Kids ages 3 to 12 can celebrate the beginning of another school year at the Back to School Bash at the Center of Clayton. Mad Science, Abra-Kid-Abra and Bricks 4 Kidz will provide games, hands-on workshops and entertainment.
All proceeds from the event benefit KidSmart, which provides school supplies to kids in need across the metro St. Louis area. Cost is $8 per child in advance or $10 at the door.
More information: backtoschoolbashstl.com
Don't miss a free performance from award-winning local children's musical act Babaloo. This high-energy, interactive show allows kids to get wild and wacky as they become part of the fun.
Babaloo performs free at the St. Louis County Library on the following dates and times:
Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Tesson Ferry Branch on Lin-Ferry Drive in South County.
Discover the amazing world of plants with your preschooler during the Garden Buds Summer Saturdays series at the Missouri Botanical Garden. These fun, hands-on classes are for children ages 4 to 6 with a parent.
During this class, kids will discover why birds find the Garden such a wonderful place to live, then make a bird feeder to take home and help attract birds to their own yard.
Preschool age kids can learn, play, explore and grow at the Saint Louis Art Museum's program for its youngest visitors. Join in on the adventure as little ones discover new ways of interacting with art and each other.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.