Some St. Louis family attractions are re-opening with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted 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. 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.

St. Louis Birthday Party Venues

Purina Farms Virtual Birthday Party Greeting

Introducing virtual birthday greetings from your friends at Purina Farms. We'll email you a video of our birthday song featuring the animal residents of Purina Farms and include a personalized message in the email with our well wishes. Although the greeting is free, we encourage making a $10 donation to the APA of Missouri, one of our animal welfare organization partners, if you are able. Call us at 314-982-3232, M-F, anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to request a greeting or email us at purinafarms@purina.com

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Party Animals Mobile

Party Animals Mobile offers a "Create Your Own" stuffed animal experience at your location. We come to you! Kids get to choose a 16" hypoallergenic animal friend, participate in the stuffing of their friend with our exclusive custom stuffing machine, plus dress their friend up in one of our many outfits and accessories. We even offer custom t-shirts made with whatever logo or text you can imagine. For even more fun, kids can name their new stuffed friend, who will receive its very own birth certificate and be ready to take to love for years to come. NEW for 2020: Stuff your own bear at home with our DIY Home Stuffing Kit!

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The Magic House

Celebrate your child's special day at The Magic House! A variety of amazing age-appropriate, hands-on activities and affordable party packages make every birthday magical and memorable. You can also choose a virtual birthday party! Attendees will enjoy an all-new, Zoom-style, interactive "Science Magic" birthday theme, featurning fun science experiences and playful games. Viortual birthday parties are designed for ages 4 to 8 and are offered on Saturdays. Learn more about virtual birthday parties here.

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Play Street Museum

Just because we are all at home doesn't mean we have to miss the fun! New Slime Time Parties from Play Street Museum let you host a virtual birthday party, play date or end of school year party. Slime Kits can be porch delivered! Learn more and order Slime Kits for your party at stlouis.playstreetmuseum.com.

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Ultimate Ninjas St. Louis

Party like an authentic American Ninja Warrior at Ultimate Ninjas St. Louis in Chesterfield. You get your very own indoor arenas and private party room! Planning birthday parties has never been so easy with our online reservations.

For your celebration, you will get:

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Miss Kelly's Gym

There’s no better place to celebrate a birthday than at Miss Kelly’s Gym. That’s because it’s incredibly fun for kids and incredibly easy for you. Kids tell us their birthday party at Miss Kelly’s is the most awesome party they’ve ever had! Parents love it too because we take care of everything.

Your private party includes: 

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Goldfish Swim School - Warson Woods

It's COOL to party at the POOL! Take advantage of the new premier learn-to-swim facility right here in metro St. Louis! Hold a two-hour party at the brand new Goldfish Swim School facility for up to 24 children. All you have to do is show up, we'll take care of the rest!

Party Package includes:

  • Two hours of private access to Goldfish Swim School

• 1 hour 20 minutes in the pool and 40 minutes in the party area

• Package available on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Please call for available dates.

  • Certified lifeguards & party coordinator on duty to oversee all activities
  • Invitations & envelopes
  • Table coverings, plates, cups, napkins & forks
  • Balloons, tropical decorations & centerpieces
  • Cupcakes & beverages for the children
  • Goldfish Swim School t-shirt for the guest of honor

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Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo Educators

Enjoy the Saint Louis Zoo online! Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo educators is a live, free presentation that allows families to learn more about animals and how amazing they are. Themes vary, and registration in advance is required. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know how to join. 

If you can't join the live presentation, the recordings are available on the zoo's web site at stlzoo.org/STLZOOms

 

 

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Teaching in Room 9 from The Nine Network

The Nine Network is producing two hours of literacy and math instruction for prekindergarten through fourth grade weekdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The grade-appropriate instruction is taught by local educators at home, and is available on your St. Louis PBS station, channel 9. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Amazing Canines
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 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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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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