Aspiring astronauts, aviators, and engineers can experience a soaring adventure this summer at the Challenger Learning Center where they will explore space, science, and technology through simulated space missions and other engaging STEM activities. Design and build a lifesize lunar colony, launch rockets, build and pilot a drone, complete an underwater mission in SCUBA gear and more!
In Mad Science camps, kids have so much fun, they don't realize they're learning! Mysteries are solved, rockets fly, and inventions are made! Explore the science behind boogers, burps and everything gross! Make your own sidewalk chalk, bath fizzers and a rocket that can leave the launchpad at over 200 MPH. Campers train like an astronaut and solve real-world engineering problems using spinoff technology in a brand-new camp: AstroInnovators.
Made Science of St. Louis offers full- and half-day camps at locations throughout the metro area for ages 4-12. There's something for everyone at Mad Science camps, where kids will be wowed by our giant trebuchet, messages written in secret code, archaeological mysteries, and cool chemical reactions!
Our exciting 2023 camps include:
At Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy, we provide the creative spark and let children's imaginations do the rest. The fun and creative environment allows kids to use their ingenuity in new ways and fosters the development of important skills. We are offering both full-day and half-day camps. There are three week-long themes to choose from:
Eye Thrive will provide free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to children ages 4 through 12th grade at these clinics held at St. Louis County Library locations.
Visit your local YMCA for the Summer Job Fair and get interviewed on the spot! The Gateway Region YMCA is hosting job fairs at participating locations on March 14 and March 23. For a limited time, the YMCA is offering sign-on bonuses of $100, $200 and more for many positions, including camp counselor, lifeguard and swim instructor.
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.
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.
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.