Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find 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.

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Manchester Munchkins Halloween Party

Preschool age children will enjoy story time, crafts, games and activities based on fun themes that promote socialization and sharing. Dress to get messy for this morning of outdoor Halloween fun.

A snack will be provided, and a parent must stay with the child for the entire event. Cost per child is $6 and registration is required. 

For ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. at Paul. A. Schroeder Park in Manchester.

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Glow Swim Pool Party

Calling all incoming and current middle school students across the St. Louis area! The Lodge Des Peres will host the 1st annual Glow Swim Pool Party on Oct. 9. Bring your brightest neon glow sticks and swim attire and enjoy music, giveaways and neon fun while the waves are on!

Glow Swimming is a one-of-a-kind night experience at The Lodge. Grab your neighbors and friends for the coolest pool party in town. 

6 to 9 p.m. Regular admission to The Lodge applies. Cost is free for Lodge members, $6 for Des Peres residents and $8 for non-residents.

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Girls and Engineering Workshop

This free workshop for mothers and daughters focuses on the need for female engineers and careers for women in engineering. It will be led by Donna Chapman, Business and Technology Specialist with the Rockwood School Districs as well as other Rockwood staff.

Girls and Engineering is part of the Rockwood Parent Series, free workshops designed to strengthen communities and offer expert information to parents.

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Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run and Children's Fun Run

Lace up your running and walking shoes and chase down a costume because this fun event has something for all ages. The 5K and 10K runs are out-and-back courses, and there is a half mile Children's Fun Run for ages 10 and under.

Costumes are encouraged for all ages.

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Free Music Workshop at the School of Rock

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:

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Nuts About Squirrels Nature Program

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.

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Academy of Science BioBlitz

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.

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City Museum on Air

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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Virtual Little Readers Festival
Monday, September 28, 2020

Catch the St. Louis County Library's Virtual Little Readers Festival from September 26 through October 2, bringing concerts, puppet shows, read alouds and more right into your home. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Animal Connections
Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Monday, October 12, 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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Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House MADE for Kids
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Attention parents of preschoolers! Looking for some socially distanced, in-person learning and fun? Visit MADE for Kids, the satellite location of The Magic House for Toddler Tinker Time. Toddler Tinker Time is free for members of The Magic House and free for residents of the city of St. Louis, and $5 per person for others. Includes all-day admission to MADE for Kids.

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