To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, most family attractions and many businesses have closed temporarily. We urge our readers to follow public health guidelines: Stay home if at all possible and practice social distancing if you must leave your home. For the latest on protecting your family and community from COVID-19 follow these guidelines. To learn the facts about children and COVID-19, hear from Dr. Hilary Babcock, an infectious disease specialist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

After School and Weekend Enrichment Classes

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Education programs for all ages are offered as multi-day classes or one-day workshops for youth, teens, adults and families. Art classes and Workshops provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Participants work at their own level and pace with guided instruction for skill improvement.

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is a partnership between the Parkway and Rockwood School Districts that provides high-quality programs for all ages. Many programs are open to residents of all St. Louis area school districts, not just Parkway and Rockwood. Choose from a wide variety of sports programs (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, year-round group and private swim instruction (starting at age 6 months!), instructional camps and clinics, fitness (family yoga, zumba, boot camp), martial arts, arts & crafts, computer skills, orchestra, dance, outdoor education, and even family adventure travel opportunities like Smoky Mountains Adventure, Ozarks Rocks and more. 

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Miss Kelly's Gym

Miss Kelly's Gym is a local, family owned gymnastics and fitness facility for kids. We offer gymnastics, dance and sport skills classes as well as children's Birthday Parties, Parents Night Out, Kids Camps and Open Gym.  

Our mission is to enhance the lives of children and their families by providing fitness and gymnastics classes in a challenging yet non-competitive environment. We are committed to helping children build self-confidence and develop physically, socially, and emotionally, all while being themselves and having fun. That’s the “Miss Kelly’s Way!”

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Weekend Science and Robotics Programs at Maryville University

The Maryville Science and Robotics Program is offering a series of classes during the school year that focus on engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Participants will have opportunities to explore a variety of 21st-century skills while participating in the five-week STEM course. During the winter session, students will explore LEGO WeDo 2.0, Forensic Science, Coding with Bloxels, Inventing wtih Little Bits Droids, and much more! 

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Artscope

Artscope offers a variety of art classes, education programs and workshops for the whole family. All programs are in an open format, allowing children to explore their creative ideas on their own terms. New and exciting classes include:

Creative Cottage Saturdays are drop-in classes held every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Artscope's Creative Cottage in Tower Grove Park. Classes are for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Circus Harmony

Circus Harmony, St. Louis' only social circus, teaches the art of life through circus education. Kids of all ages can discover a world of fun at Circus Harmony classes and camps, featuring tumbling, dance, acrobatics, aerial arts and hula hooping. Drop-in juggling and unicycling programs are available, as are private and semi-private lessons. And for those children who want to prepare for a future under the big top, the nonprofit also offers personalized, pre-professional training. 

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Crayola World of Design After School Programs

Imagine Arts Academy presents Crayola World of Design after-school art programs, where kids use art concepts and techniques as a way to interact with and learn about the world. We put the emphasis on art as a problem-solving tool, as a career path, as a way to learn about different places and cultures, and more. 

Kids learn many different techniques, like sculpting, illustration, painting, and textile artistry. They take home Crayola art supplies so they can build on their in-class projects at home, and they make a different in-class project each week! Projects are based on your child's interpretation of each week's theme.

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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.

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Parents' Survival Night at The Little Gym
Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.

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Kids Art Night Out
Friday, May 1, 2020

Kids Art Night Out at Yucandu Art Studio features a new creative project each month, ranging from mosaics, to collage, print-making, glitter, clay and more.

 

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Tons of Transportation
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Kids of all ages are invited to climb on and explore dump trucks, backhoes, fire trucks, police cruisers, an excavator and more at Tons of Transportation.

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