To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. In the meantime, we invite our readers to enjoy virtual events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. When you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks, 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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BablerWiLD Outdoor Education Center Camps

What better way to spend the summer than outdoors! BablerWiLD Summer Programs offer full-day and half-day camps and classes that bring science and nature to life at Babler State Park. Check out WiLD Adventure Weeks that take place during the first and last week of summer that feature field trips and choice activities, and the WiLD Survival Academy for middle schoolers who love spending time in the outdoors. From hiking to fire-building there is something for every nature lover.

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Bring your imagination, passion, creativity, curiosity and talent and join us for an exciting summer! Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed offers a variety of full-day and half-day camps, clinics and classes for youth and adults in the following areas: adult education and literacy, aquatics, enrichment, outdoor education, school-age care, sports, and visual & performing arts. You do not have to be a Parkway or Rockwood resident to participate in Community Ed summer programs. 

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MLK Day - Make it a Healthy New Year Camp

Kids can spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day learning ways to be healthy at Little Medical School. MLK Day - Make it a Healthy New Year Camp. Kids ages 4-11 will have fun learning about brain food, healthy eating, and making the most of a meal in the Little Nutrition School!

 

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Camp Invention

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program. Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth's ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas.

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Brrrentwood Ice Festival

Come support the Backstoppers at the first Brrrentwood Ice Festival! See live ice sculpting and enjoy open skating with your local first responders. You can also skate with the St. Louis Blues mascot Louie, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen! 

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Little Medical School Summer Camp

Little Medical School plans to offer in-person and virtual summer camps in 2020. In-person camps will have limited enrollment - 10 campers per camp. As a leader in healthcare programming Little Medical School has developed a COVID-19 Safety Checklist System based on CDC recommendations. Details are available on the Little Medical School web site. In-person camps include Future Doctor, Future Veterinarian Dog or Cat, Teen Medical, Wilderness Medicine, Future Pediatrician and Sports Medicine. Camps are for ages 4-15. The early sign up discount has been extended until May 31.

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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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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center

The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Trainer Tips
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 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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Explore Purina Farms: Amazing Canines
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 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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