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Kids Pick Free at Eckert Farms

Kids are invited to pick free peaches or apples this week at Eckert Farms! Now through Sunday, August 29, kids 13 and younger can pick 2 pounds of peaches or apples free with a paid field pass at Eckerts in Belleville or Grafton. 

 

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Edwardsville Children’s Museum Reopens to Families

While the Edwardsville Children’s Museum’s doors have been closed for more than a year due to COVID-19, its team has been hard at work creating brand new exhibits to wow visitors and introducing new safeguards to protect them.

On Saturday, June 26, ECM will begin welcoming families back with four must-see exhibits.

 

 

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Edwardsville Children's Museum Micro Forest Planting Day

In March, more than 100 volunteers from the Edwardsville community planted 100 trees to get the Edwardsville Children’s Museum Micro Forest off the ground. On April 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., ECM will plant a second round of trees in celebration of Earth Day, and your family is invited to join the effort.

 

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Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis

Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis is a dazzling display of Christmas lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. At this drive-through experience, you'll see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees and five enchanting tunnels of lights. 

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Tuesday Tales Storytime from the APA of Missouri
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals. Kids will learn about caring for our four-legged friends as well as be entertained by fun stories and make a craft. They'll even meet a furry friend! Geared to ages 2-5.

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Little Red Hen Playdate at The Waldorf School of St. Louis
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Children ages 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to join in the Little Red Hen Playdate at The Waldorf School of St. Louis. You and your child will get to bake bread, a weekly occurrence in the school's early childhood education program, listen to stories,  join in circle time filled with songs, rhymes, and movement, and explore the outdoors in the mini meadow.

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Family Night With Fredbird
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Bring your family to Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar on select Wednesday nights this off season for Family Night with Fredbird! Meet Fredbird from 6:30-7:30 p.m., play games and win prizes! Kids 12 and under eat free per adult meal purchased.

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Toddler Tinker Time
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Friday, February 10, 2023
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.

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