Tour the Challenger Learning Center to celebrate Earth Day. Preview the newest simulated space mission at the center: Earth Odyssey, and take part in hands-on activities, like the new Wind Turbine Design Challenge workshop, then enjoy snacks, environmental activites and giveaways.
2 to 6 p.m. Free, but registration is requested.
With the help of the St. Louis Modern Chinese School and Chinese Culture and Education Services, the Magic House will host games and sports popular with children in China today.
Kids can learn to spin a Diabolo, inspired by a Chinese yoyo, kick around a shuttlecock in a round of Chinese hacky sack, pick up a games of pink pong or skip a rubber band as they jump up, down and all around for a game of Chinese jump rope.
This special story time features David Backes, St. Louis Blues captain and co-founder, along with his wife Kelly, of Athletes for Animals. Backes will read Oh, The Pets You Can Get by Dr. Seuss and talk to children about his compassion for animals, the importance of pet adoption and responsible pet ownership.
The Waldorf School of St. Louis has partnered with Childgrove Dancers to host Family Contra Dances, a communal style of folk dancing that is fun and easy to learn. No experience is necessary.
Children and adults engage in simple movements which encourage concentration, coordination and sequencing, all while having fun. This is a time-honored American pastime combining movement and social connection with beautiful live music. Best for families with children ages 6 and up. All are welcome.
Bring your toddler or preschool-age little ones to Whole Foods Market for this free Mommy and Me Spanish class with Montesorri Bilingual Academy. You'll enjoy songs, stories, games and a snack.
Taught by Veronica Greene of the Montessori Bilingual Academy. The class will be held in the Kids Club Play Area.
Free, reservations are not required. 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. at Whole Foods Market in Town and Country.
More information: wholefoodsmarket.com
St. Louis Bicycle Works is partnering with the Clayton School District to host a bike drive to collect adult and children's bicycles. Donations will benefit children and young adults in the St. Louis area by giving them an opportunity to receive a bike.
Bring your family to The Magic House for Fitness Fun Fridays where kids can stretch their muscles and their minds. Visitors wear pedometers and find out just how much they move while playing throughout the museum. Each month features a different theme and fitness experience.
The Saint Louis Chess Club is offering free group chess instruction to kids and teens at various branches of the St. Louis County Library.
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.
The Magic House now offers a virtual art experience for children – multi-sensory Virtual Petite Picasso classes. Classes are taught live from the Art Studio at The Magic House, and a different art activity is featured each week!