Many St. Louis family attractions are open with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

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Play 60 Mini Mudder with the St. Louis Rams

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.

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Evening Insect Adventure: Blacklighting

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. 

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Fireflies: Summer Night Lights

Remember the delightful, warm summer nights you spent as a child capturing fireflies? Experience those night again with your own kids as you all learn more about this fascinating beetle. 

During Fireflies: Summer Night Lights, you'll also take a hike into a magical firest filled with twinkling lights.

For ages 7 and up with parents or caregivers.

7:30 to 9 p.m. Free, but reservations are requested. At Powder Valley Nature Center.

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Family Med School Labs: Sports Medicine, Joints and Proper Athletic Training

Join a discussion of the musculoskeletal system offered by the Athletic Training Education program of Saint Louis University's College of Health Science. You'll learn about proper warm-up, stretching and conditioning techniques, along with common sports injuries and how to avoid them. At the Saint Louis Science Center. 

10 a.m. to noon.  $12 for Science Center members per person; $14 for non-members. Recommended for kids 5th grade and older and families. Reservations required.

More information: slsc.org 

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Family Night Hike

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.

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First Fridays at the Contemporary Art Museum

Enjoy an evening of art, music and culture in Grand Center the first Friday of event month. Take a guided tour of the museum, enjoy live music and refreshments. A special Spanish language tour is being offered tonight in collaboration with the International Institute. Families are welcome.

Free. 5 to 9 p.m. at the Contemporary Art Museum.

More information: camstl.org

 

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Holiday Fun at Grant's Farm: Drive-Through Experience
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Grant's Farm welcomes visitors this holiday season to the 2020 Holiday Fun Drive-Through Experience featuring dazzling light displays, a gingerbread village, Deer Park that has been transformed into a winter wonderland, and of course, the animals! 

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Movie Nights with Santa at the Skyview Drive In
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Take your kids to Movie Nights with Santa and celebrate the holidays in a safe way! See Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer on the big screen at the Skyview Drive In in Belleville. 

 

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Window Walk in the Central West End
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Central West End Window Walk, now in ints 11th year, featured free socially distanced holiday festivities, including carriage rides, ice carvings, a roaming Santa, carolers, street performaners, live music, and beautifully decorated windows.

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Grinch Slime & Storytime
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Join in on some Grinch themed fun at Play Street Museum! At Grinch Slime & Storytime, kids will enjoy a special storytime, then make some Grinch-y slime! All participants will also take home a snack. 

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Holiday Magic at The Magic House
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Celebrate the magic of the holidays the entire month of December at the Holiday Magic experience at The Magic House! Holiday Magic features expanded hours, festive decorations, lots of outdoor attractions and experiences and the opportunity to safely visit Santa in his sleigh. 

 

 

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