Some St. Louis family attractions are re-opening 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 do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (now 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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Family Workshop at the Challenger Learning Center

The Challenger Learning Center, known for offering 'out-of-this-world' science learning for kids, is offering Family Workshops this spring. Workshops are designed for parents and children to work together on aerospace, aviation and engineering-themed projects.

Workshops include all supplies and materials to build a rocket, robot or model airplane. Spaces are limited and reservations are required.

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The Wonderful World of Worms

Bring your little ones to Rockwoods Reservation to explore the underground world of earthworms. Be prepared to get messy, because they'll dig in the soil and touch living worms!

11 a.m. to noon. Free, but reservations are required.

More information: mdc.mo.gov

 

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Animal Babies at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center


This is a good time of year to celebrate furry little animal babies. Aren’t they cute? They wake up, dash around, leap and jump, play hard with each other, and then cuddle up and fall asleep again. While their parents feed, protect and teach them, the babies are learning about the world around them.

Bring your kids, age 3 and up, to celebrate animal babies, and make a furry little animal to take home.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free. At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center.

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Peanut Says 'No More Trash!'

Peanut the turtle is a female red-eared slider who is famous for her figure. Her shape is the result of litter – a plastic six pack ring that she crawled through and got stuck in as a young turtle. After being rescued in 1993, she has since become the mascot for the “No More Trash” campaign.

Peanut now lives at Powder Valley Nature Center where she continues to spread the word about littering. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Fur Friday

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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Storytelling in the Museum from the Missouri History Museum
Friday, July 10, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020

Storytelling in the Museum is now offered virtually on Zoom from the Missouri History Museum! Tune in every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for engaging stories with themes like Believe Project Storytelling with Black Authors of Children's Literature, Make Music, Trip to the Zoom, I Scream for Ice Cream, Let's Dance and Hello Beach.

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Magic At Home with The Magic House

The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, July 10, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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