Many St. Louis family attractions are open with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find 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.

Visual & Hands-On Arts

Play Street Museum's Craft Co. Pop-Up Art Studio

Visit Play Street Museum's newest attraction – the Pop-Up Art Studio! In the studio, kids can focus on process art, which allows children to develop their own creations. Process art is more about the creation, imagination, and development rather than the final art projects. Children develop a sense of independence and confidence in creating their own artwork. They will be using recycled and new materials to make, explore, and create. Reservations are required.

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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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Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Engaging the community through art and nature.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks.

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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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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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After School Art Club at Yucandu Art Studio

Join the Yucandu Art Club - the perfect after-school activity for artsy kids in grades kindergarten through six! Yucandu Art Club members get to try a variety of projects and artist-quality materials in the Yucandu Studio, where getting messy is just part of the fun!

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design offers art and enrichment classes for all ages, as well as Parent and Me, and Grandparent and Me classes. You'll find opportunities to work with clay, metals, fiber, glass and wood. With classess ranging from one-day workshops to 3-6 week courses, introductory to advanced, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is well equipped to provide exceptional hands-on learning experiences. Whatever your artistic journey, Craft Alliance can help you reach your destination. Two locations: Grand Center and Delmar Loop.

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Winterfest
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020

The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season! Kiener Plaza will transform into a dazzling wonderland featuring more than 70,000 lights in the park's trees, complementing the breathtaking backdrop of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. 

 

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Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis is a dazzling display of Christmas lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. At this drive-through experience, you'll see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees and five enchanting tunnels of lights. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Responsible Pet Care

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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Books and Butterflies
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission. Reading are posted on Facebook for virtual visitors.

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