Some St. Louis family attractions are re-opening with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (now required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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Family Workshop: Mudworks
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Explore the fun and messy world of clay through hand building at Family Workshop: Mudworks, at Laumeier Sculpture Park. You and your kiddo will learn basic sculpting techniques to create objects using slabs, coils and pinch pots. 

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Suson Park Farm Friday

Suson Farm Fridays are the perfect way to experience all the fun at Suson Park! Farm Fridays include hayrides, fishing, animal hopscotch, barn bingo, horse petting, marshmallow toss, candle making and more. Kona Ice will have shaved ice for sale. Registration is limited.

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Family Workshop: Painting in the Park
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Experience abstract painting on canvas in the great outdoors! Drip, brush and scumble –– mix colors and explore shape and texture as you create a family masterpiece together. At Laumeier Sculpture Park. 

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YMCA Summer Camp

The Gateway Region YMCA will hold summer camps as planned in 2020 and will follow CDC-recommended public health guidelines. While summer camp may look different this summer, families can count on an exceptional experience for their children. At the YMCA, we provide a fun, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. The Y offers DOZENS of camps for all interests, including traditional outdoor camps, a huge variety of sports camps, and themed camps for every interest. We also have a few locations that offer preschool camp. Available for ages 3-17. Full-day and some half-day camps available. Camp ages, types, schedules and prices vary by branch. 

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Bricks 4 Kidz Minecraft Gaming, Video Game Design, Robotics, Star Wars and LEGO Building Camps

Online classes are being offered right now in Scratch programming, robotics, LEGO building, and Minecraft Gaming! Online and in-person camps will be offered this summer as well. Click here to learn more about online classes and camps.

Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps are a great way to learn STEM topics, building moving models from technic LEGO bricks, 3D brick building, and more! Build self-confidence and problem-solving skills. Foster teamwork and collaboration. Spark imagination. We offer basic brick building themed camps (Star Wars, Minecraft, Super Heroes, and more), Robotics camps, Video Game Design, Minecraft Gaming and more. 

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Summer Art Camps & Teen Art Program at Laumeier Sculpture Park

NOTE: Registrations are currently on hold for these programs. Laumeier offers one-week themed Summer Art Camps in half-day morning sessions for ages 4 to 6 and full-day sessions for ages 6-12. Participants learn about art in a camp setting with field day activities; weekly pool visits; gallery exhibition excursions; and treks through the Park and woodland trails. Campers (divided into groups by age) develop their artistic abilities using a variety of art media and processes including drawing, painting, sculpting and more, while learning about art conservation and history, inspiring new ideas to create their very own masterpiece. Help your child find their inner artist through a week immersed in art and nature!

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The Boulevard and Tower Grove Farmers Markets
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Visit the Boulevard in Richmond Heights for a combination Farmers Market with Tower Grove Farmers Market. Masks and social distancing are required to attend. #SupportLocal farmers and entrpreneurs selling essential items during this weekly event. 

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Magic At Home with The Magic House

The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center

The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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Teaching in Room 9 from The Nine Network

The Nine Network is producing two hours of literacy and math instruction for prekindergarten through fourth grade weekdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The grade-appropriate instruction is taught by local educators at home, and is available on your St. Louis PBS station, channel 9. 

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