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.

Winter Break and School's Out Camps

Winter Camp at Little Medical School

Spend Winter Break days at some of Little Medical School's most popular classes! Kick off 2020 in a healthy direction with sessions for kids on What's in the Doctor's Bag?, Nose-to-Tail Exam, and more. Led by trained instructors, Little Medical School Winter Camps include:

Calling All Future Doctors, Part 1: Thursday, Jan. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers explore "What's In the Doctor's Bag? and First Aid/CPR just to start! Bring a sack lunch (please no peanut butter), snacks and a water bottle.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Break Camp

Winter Break campers can enjoy some LEGO fun at Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Break Camp at Longview Farm Park in Town and Country. Kids will explore different kinds of LEGO builds, including motorized technic builds, games, and more. Children take home a custom made mini figure. 

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Winter Wonderland Camp at Rohan Woods School

Have winter break fun at Rohan Woods School's Winter Wonderland Camp! Kids will decorate cookies, throw a New Year's Eve Party, make holiday crafts and more. Space is limited and early sign up is recommended. Winter Wonderland Camp is for children age 2 through 6th grade and will be held December 23, 26, 27, 30,  31, and January 2-3 from 8:30 to 4 p.m. Sign up at rohanwoods.org or call 314-821-6270.

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BablerWiLD Winter Camp

Fill your child's winter break days with fun – BablerWiLD style! Campers will play outside finding fossils, building shelters, practicing their best camoflage, and take breaks to warm up inside with crafts, indoor "snowball" fights, games and much more! Camp is staffed by BablerWiLD summer counselors so you know it will be a great time! Camp fees include transportation from Stanton Elementary, Ellisville Elementary, or Pierremont Elementary, or kids can be dropped off at camp. Sign up for one day or two, but space is limited so sign up soon! 

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Miss Kelly's Gym Winter Camp Extravaganza

Miss Kelly's offers non-competitive, theme-based Winter camps that provide children an opportunity for fitness, fun and total development – not to mention a fantastic way to beat the chilly weather! All camps are gymnastics-based and feature a new, exciting theme each day! Themes include Winter Wonderland, Holiday Goofy Games, Pajama Jam, Winter Camping, Dinosaur Ice Age, New Year's Beach Bash, and Pirate & Mermaid Adventure. 

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Winter Break Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

Kids can spend their Winter Break at the Zoo observing and learning about animals, how they are able to survive in extreme environments, what different animal species have in common and lots more. They'll also play games and tour the Zoo. Four sessions are available:

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Winter Break Camps at Artscope St. Louis

Winter Break camps at Artscope are a great way for kids to spend their days when school is not in session. Kids will make fabulous art projects, explore Tower Grove Park, play games, sing songs and make new friends. Camps are for kids in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Each day has a different theme.

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Virtual Family Fun Series from the Missouri History Museum
Monday, June 1, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020

Join the Missouri History Museum this summer for virtual family fun! The Summer Family Fun series includes activities for all ages, including yoga, interactive workshiops about the Mississippi Riverm, sports and games, exploring Forest Park, Cahokia Mounds and more.

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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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