Celebrate the spooky season with a free concert by the St. Charles Symphony. The annual event is held at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre. Symphony members dress up in their own costumes, play Halloween-themed music and welcome children and families to enjoy the performance.
Children who dress in costume can parade around the room and receive a special treat. The event is free and open to the public. 7 to 9 p.m.
More information: stpetersmo.net
Butterflies are beautiful creatures with many unique characteristics. Learn the life history of butterflies and identification techniques for common species found throughout Missouri. You'll also learn how to attract these pollinators to your own backyard. For ages 10 and up.
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Free. At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. Reservations are requested.
More information: mdc.mo.gov
You and your little princess or prince charming are invited to the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles for a magical day of music, dancing, art activities and photos. You'll be treated to kid-friendly hors d'oeuvres and desert too.
Tickets are $25 per couple or $10 for an individual. Discounts for members. 1-3 p.m.
More information and tickets: foundryartcentre.org
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days commemorates the 206th Anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Rendezvous in Historic St. Charles.
The festival includes an authentic reenactment of Lewis & Clark's encampment in 1804 prior to embarking on the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, a grand parade, period music and Colonial Ball, children's games, weapons demonstrations, boat replicas, museum tours, a candlelight camp tour and more.
Beavers are always busy, it seems. They are very industrious and seem to never stop cutting down trees and building all kinds of neat stuff. Beavers are by far the largest rodents in North America, and a main reason that St. Louis was established here 250 years ago.
Kids ages 6-12 can learn more about the beaver, conservation efforts for them and why they are thriving in Missouri.
9:30-11 a.m. Free, but reservations are required.
At August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area.
Calling all budding scientists! Let's experiment, measure, and mix things up a bit with a morning full of exploration at Mad Science Time. Kids will get to be hands-on experimenting. All activities can be explored freely and playtime is included.
Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts.
Read to a friendly therapy dog from DUO Dogs, Inc. After the story, the dog's handler will answer any questions kids have about therapy dogs, pet care and more. For ages 3-11. Registration is required for this free program.
Preschool Storytime is geared to ages 2-5.
Are you interested in learning more about Kindermusik before committing to a full semester? Are you unsure how your baby or child will respond in a group setting? Join Kindermusik for a musical playdate and see firsthand how singing, moving, playing instruments, and dancing together has the power keep us connected, fuel kids' brains and bring joy.