The School of Rock is offering free music workshops for kids and teens at its location in Ballwin. The school has teamed up with the St. Louis Blues Society to offer four free blues workshops with local musicians, covering harmonica, bass, drums and guitar.
Scheduled workshops are:
Why are some squirrels gray? What do they eat? How do they climb trees? Preschoolers (ages 3 to 6), will learn about squirrels, through listening to stories, playing games and making a craft. Then, they'll go on an outdoor acorn hunt.
9:30 to 11 a.m. At Rockwoods Reservation. For reservations, call 636-458-2236.
More information: mdc.mo.gov
This is your family's chance to experience a great family adventure while you learn about everything from birds to butterflies, crickets to katydids! Participants in BioBlitz will join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists to study biodiversity in a fun, hands-on way.
Enjoy special evening hours at The Butterfly House during October for the Owls and Orchids Animal Encounters events. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, guests can get an up-close view of the beautiful Owl Butterflies, which are most active at dusk and dawn.
Evening hours are 4:30 to 7 p.m. with separate admission from daytime hours. Admission is $6 per person general admission; $3 per person for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Your kids will have a blast while you have the day or evening to yourself. Parents' Day Out at Learn Through Play means you can drop off your child, age 2 through 12, anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. at a reduced hourly rate.
Middle schoolers (ages 12 to 15) can enjoy a mind-bending night of trivia fun! Trivia Funhouse will host seven rounds of trivia for middle schoolers and their friends to compete for prizes. Teams can enter the patriotic-themed "best dressed" competition by decorating themselves and their table in the most red, white and blue gear. The team with the best dressed table will win extra mulligans to increase their chance of victory.
At the Lodge of Des Peres. Doors open at 6:15 and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $120 for a table of 8. Advanced registration is required.
Visit the World Bird Sanctuary for a fun drive-through safari experience from the safety of your car. Come see eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and reptiles all from the luxury of your own vehicle. World Bird Sanctuary's dinner and drive through lets you experiene the birds without dealing with the summer heat.
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.
Bring the family for a fun movie night on the lawn or from your car at the B&B Wildwood 10 Theater. See Secret Life of Pets. For lawn seating, please bring bag chairs or blankets. Some parking will be allowed on the lawn. Attendees must maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
Learn about amphibians at this in-person event in Babler State Park and meet some of the amphibians who live there. This free outdoor event will observe social distancing guidelines. Meet at the front of the Visitor Center for this 10 a.m. program.