St. Louis County

Summer Outdoor Movie Series at The Magic House

You and your little ones can enjoy fun family movies outdoors at The Magic House this summer. The new movie series will be held on select nights throughout the summer.

Films include:

July 9:  The Wizard of Oz  Enjoy hands-on activities inspired by the movie and snacks too!

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Free Sand for Pick Up at The Magic House

The Magic House is giving away the beach! The exhibit Sandcastle Beach is leaving for the summer and on June 28, famillies are invited to take some of the beach home with them. Anyone intererested in filling their sandboxes or backyard should bring shovels, bags, buckets and trucks to get digging. With about 200 tons of sand, there is plenty to go around.

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Free Family Night Swim and Canned Food Drive

Everyone is invited to this free open swim at the outdoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres. In addition to swimming, there will be games, a live DJ, Italian ice and other cool treats, snacks and fun giveaways. 

Suggested donation per person is two cans of food items to be donated to a local food bank. For all ages. Open to the public.

4 to 7 p.m. More information:


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Chinese Culture Day at The Magic House

Visitors to The Magic House can participate in hands-on arts and crafts projects, simple cooking demonstrations and chopstick games and contest during Chinese Culture Day.

Supported by the St. Louis Modern Chinese School. Activities are free with Magic House admission.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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


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

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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.

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Splash & Play at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center
Monday, June 24, 2024
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Monday, July 1, 2024

Kids ages 0-5 can splash and play in the leisure pool at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center during Splash & Play sessions. Splash & Play is held every Monday and Wednesday in the summer through August 7. Older children, ages 6-1, are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult and a child age 0-5.


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