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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Let's Learn About St. Louis

Bring your preschooler to a morning of storytelling and St. Louis-themed activities, including a visit with FredBird!

This free event, for ages 2 to 6 celebrates a newly published curriculum "Let's Learn About St. Louis" by The Wilson School's pre-kindergarten teacher Linda Noel. It also features local author June Herman and her book Goodnight St. Louis. Both books will be available for purchase.

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Mud Day

NOTE: The Missouri Department of Conservation announced on 6/19 that Mud Day has been cancelled due to projected flooding of the Meramec River. More information can be found at mdc.mo.gov

 

It's all about fun in the mud at Mud Day! At this free event, kids will

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Fireflies: Summer Night Lights

Remember the delightful, warm summer nights you spent as a child capturing fireflies? Experience those night again with your own kids as you all learn more about this fascinating beetle. 

During Fireflies: Summer Night Lights, you'll also take a hike into a magical firest filled with twinkling lights.

For ages 7 and up with parents or caregivers.

7:30 to 9 p.m. Free, but reservations are requested. At Powder Valley Nature Center.

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Mammal Mania

Kids ages 6 and up will learn about mammals living in Missouri, touch animal pelts and skulls. Part of the Super Summer Series at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood.

10 to 11 a.m. 

Free. For reservations, call 314-301-1500.

More information: mdc.mo.gov

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Nature: Friend or Foe?

Kids ages 6 and up will learn how to identify some common outdoor hazards and safely enjoy the great outdoors. Part of the Super Summer Series at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood.

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

For reservations, call 314-301-1500.

More information: mdc.mo.gov

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Reptiles Rock

What makes an animal a reptile? Find out, and touch live reptiles in this fun program. Families, scout and camp groups are welcome to attend this fun, free auditorium event. For ages 6 and up.

10 to 11 a.m.

At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270. Call 314-301-1500

for reservations.

 

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Sweet Celebrations Ice Cream Social

Sweet Celebrations Ice Cream Social is an annual event, open to the public, that supports the organization's mission of hosting birthday parties for homeless children. Admission is one party supply per person.

The event features ice cream, face painting, superhero and princess appearances, live music featuring Mariah Broeker, carnival games, balloon animals and a raffle.

1 to 4 p.m. at Vago Park in Maryland Heights.

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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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