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Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020

You and your kids can learn about space, science, the solar system and lots more in a fun, hands-on way during Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center. Simulated Space missions are geared for families with kids ages 6 and up, and some for families with kids ages 11 and up.

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Camp Invention

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program. Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth's ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas.

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Halloween Boo-nanza

This fun family event includes hayrides, a marshmallow roast around the bonfire, and a scavenger hunt where the first 10 kids to finish will receive a prize. There will also be fun with crafts and pumpkins, and a costume contest.

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Ferguson Fall Spooktacular

The Ferguson Fall Spooktacular includes trick or treating and a lot more! Families are invited to the Ferguson Community Center for hayrides, s'mores, lots of trick or treating fun, Halloween themed rooms, and more than 5,000 pieces of candy.

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Florissant Fall Fest

The Florissant Fall Festival features a chili cookoff, lots of activities for kids, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, live music, shopping from local vendors, a car show, fire department displays, a flea market and lots more. 

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Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday in Missouri

August means back-to-school for most area students, so the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is important for St. Louis families to note.  In the state of Missouri, the three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2 and runs through Sunday, August 4.

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Apollo-palooza

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing with STEM activities, space crafts, videos, snacks and more at this open house for all ages. 

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Roller Coaster Engineering for Kids
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kids will learn how roller coasters work as they loop their own tracks for some speedy marble fun. Roller Coaster Engineering is for kids ages 8-12 and is a free workshop held at the St. Louis County Library. Registration is required.

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Sensory Story Time
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Sensory Story Time is geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. Children of all abilities are welcome.

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Water Waddlers Indoor Drop-In Swim

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.

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