Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened 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 go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (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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U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fireside stories, campfire s'mores, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, the 4-D Theater featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Parking is free.

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Ice Skating at Winterfest

Enjoy special hours for ice skating at the Winterfest Ice Rink on Christmas Day. Skate from noon to 4 p.m. at the Winterfest Ice Rink in Kiener Plaza. On Sunday, December 29, skate with characters Snow White and Captain Marvel from noon to 1 p.m.!

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Winter Celebrations at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum with free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. Winter Celebrations includes music and dance performances from community organizations representing diverse global cultures, art activities for your little ones and much more during this two-day festival.

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Mardi Gras Family Winter Carnival at Soulard Market Park

Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly Mardi Gras fun. Activities include a bounce house, arts and crafts, fire trucks and police vehicles, story times, interactive displays by local artists, a dress-up Mardi Gras-style area, and face painting, mask and crown making and more. This is an alcohol-free event.

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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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City Museum on Air
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making). 

 

 

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Explore Purina Farms: Trainer Tips
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids. 

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