Kids with sensory processing disorder or other sensory issues will feel comfortable at this special sensory-friendly performance of St. Louis' own Circus Flora.
Your kids will provide the imagination and the library will provide the toys at Construction Junction. Kids have been playing with building toys since the library was founded 150 years ago. At this free event, they'll get to play and build wit the toys of today as well as the toys of our grandparent's generation.
There will be LEGO bricks, K'Nex, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Erector sets and even Play-Doh.
11 a.m.. to noon at the Central Library branch of the St. Louis Public Library. Free.
Join a discussion of the musculoskeletal system offered by the Athletic Training Education program of Saint Louis University's College of Health Science. You'll learn about proper warm-up, stretching and conditioning techniques, along with common sports injuries and how to avoid them. At the Saint Louis Science Center.
10 a.m. to noon. $12 for Science Center members per person; $14 for non-members. Recommended for kids 5th grade and older and families. Reservations required.
More information: slsc.org
Celebrate the arrival of Spring and with it, new growth at the Waldorf School of St. Louis Mayfest in Tower Grove Park. This fun-filled community celebration is free and open to all. You can bring a picnic lunch, or create your own picnic, because the Tower Grove Farmers Market will be in full swing at the park.
The Fox Park Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Health Festival on April 25. This free community festival is open to all and features:
Ballpark Village will host free crossfit classes this spring and summer on the Busch II infield. Classes will be led by local crossfit instructors and will be held on select Saturdays at 10 a.m.
More information: stlballparkvillage.com
ROOKie Readers is a literacy program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Each week. little ones can enjoy a different story and a variety of games and activities. Each session lasts approximately one hour.
Cost is $5 per adult/child pair. Free for members of the World Chess Hall of Fame. One adult per child required. There is a limit of 12 adult/child pairs per session.
10 a.m. At the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End.
There are more than strawberries (but plenty of those too) at this festival! Kids can enjoy pony rides, carnival rides, a petting farm, wagon rides, inflatables and lots more.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
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. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX 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.
See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.