To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, most family attractions and many businesses have closed temporarily. We urge our readers to follow public health guidelines: Stay home if at all possible and practice social distancing if you must leave your home. For the latest on protecting your family and community from COVID-19 follow these guidelines. To learn the facts about children and COVID-19, hear from Dr. Hilary Babcock, an infectious disease specialist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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First Friday: Harry Potter
Friday, November 6, 2020

Return to Hogwarts once more and explore the science of our favorite wizarding world. Shop from local artists and crafters, journey through the building on a special mission, and learn how chemistry connects to Harry Potter with special guest Dr. Rebecca Lai. See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the end of the evening.

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Wee Wednesday at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Preschool age kids can learn, play, explore and grow at the Saint Louis Art Museum's program for its youngest visitors. Join in on the adventure as little ones discover new ways of interacting with art and each other. 

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WeBop Free Trial Class

Developed by Jazz at Lincoln Center, WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program for ages 3 to 5 that invites families to stomp, strut and swing to the joyous rhythms of jazz. Pre-registration is required for this free trial class. 

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COCACooks: Breakfast Club

In this two-hour workshop, kids ages 8-10 will explore the fun and creativity in making delicious breakfast items, from stuffed pancakes and breakfast meats to rich egg dishes with Chef April Strelinger. 

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2020 Chess Club Summer Camps

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session. Instruction offers a solid, basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess.

Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills in a variety of activities and workshops with classmates under the observation of a Grandmaster and experienced chess instructors from the Saint Louis Chess Club. Camps are offered at Our Lady of the Lourdes School, Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis Chess Club.

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    Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Staenberg Summer Camps

    Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design has been providing arts education and craft experiences to the St. Louis Community for over 55 years. With our professional teaching artists and our fully stocked studio classrooms, Staenberg Summer Camps provide creative discovery through clay, metal, glass, fiber, drawing, painting, and more. Camps are designed to engage youth in learning fun and new techniques such as how to throw a bowl on a potter's wheel, how to sculpt the eyes of an animal, or how to draw a comic strip of their very own!

    In conjunction with Summer Camps, Craft Alliance offers Teen Internships. Teen Interns can apply to assist our summer camp faculty in the studio of their interest! In exchange for volunteering, Teen Interns can enroll in one or two of the five Teen Studio sessions offered. 

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    Summer Science Blast Camps at the Saint Louis Science Center

    Make your child's summer out of this world at the Saint Louis Science Center's Summer Science Blast Summer Camp! Weekly day camps at the Science Center keep children engaged in hands-on learning, all while having lots of fun. Our camps offer a variety of subjects that will spark an interest in science, technology and problem solving. Camp program topics include paleontology, gaming and game design, astronomy, robotics, engineering, chemistry and more. Campers will learn more about the world and themselves, grow their sense of intellectual curiosity and share their sense of wonder, while seeing how their desire to learn can lead to the discoveries and advancements of tomorrow. Camps are offered in both half-day and full-day sessions. Extended care is available at an additional cost.

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    Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
    Sunday, April 26, 2020
    Saturday, May 16, 2020

    Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.

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    Parents' Survival Night at The Little Gym
    Friday, May 1, 2020
    Friday, May 29, 2020

    Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.

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    Kids Art Night Out
    Friday, May 1, 2020

    Kids Art Night Out at Yucandu Art Studio features a new creative project each month, ranging from mosaics, to collage, print-making, glitter, clay and more.


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    Tons of Transportation
    Saturday, May 2, 2020

    Kids of all ages are invited to climb on and explore dump trucks, backhoes, fire trucks, police cruisers, an excavator and more at Tons of Transportation.

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