Celebrate Spring with fun on the farm at Purina Farms! The Visitor Center at Purina Farms opens on March 23 with a celebration for all ages. Enjoy cupcakes (while supplies last), and scavenger hunts, meet adoptable dogs and puppies, and meet Purina Farms' new mascot, Checkerboard Charlie!
Bear Pole Expeditions is changing the world through transformative outdoor adventures, one camper at a time. At Bear Pole, we have been offering fun, safe, exciting epic adventures for more than 50 years. Campers age 11-17 are invited to join us in exploring pristine wilderness and experiencing the thrill of outdoor adventure with new friends. From the Rocky Mountains to the Olympics, from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean, join campers from across the US and around the world for the most amazing summer adventures you ever imagined.
Camp Jump Start at Living Well Village is a residential WHOLE health camp specializing in healthy lifestyles and weight management. Kids ages 9-18 years old live at camp for 4 or 8 weeks. Those needing to lose weight typically lose 7-10% of their body weight in 4 weeks which is enough to reverse disease such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome and fatty liver disease, and improve depression and anxiety. Normal weight kids also attend to learn how to be healthy/prevent disease while disconnecting from electronics to re-connect with people.
Little ones ages 3 to 5 can explore nature while they interact with other children at the Shaw Nature Reserve. Little Nature Explorers classes are a great way to prepare your child for kindergarten. Registration is required,
Grab your creek shoes and come and explore Brush Creek at Shaw Nature Reserve.
Head over to Shaw Nature Reserve for an adventure and get hands-on with nature.
Families with children ages 3-10 are invited to have a nature adventure. Each class includes activities for your family to learn together about the plants and animals at Shaw Nature Reserve.
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
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.
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.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Training Shows return. You'll see these beautiful animals perform flipper walks, ball balancing, Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, lots of splashing and even more surprises!
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.