Enjoy free admission to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Park. Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse on National Parks Fee Free Days.
At the Arch, the $3 entrance fee is waived, although the "Journey to the Top" ticket is $7.
More information: gatewayarch.com
Safety Town is a nationally recognized preschool safety program that teaches 4, 5, and 6-year-olds about a wide variety of safety issues, including bicycle safey, water safety, school bus safety and stranger danger. The program includes classroom activities as well as outside, hands-on activities in the miniature Safety Town city.
The program is hosted and staffed by the Chesterfield Police Department in cooperation with the Chesterfield Rotary, Chesterfield Kiwanis and the Parkway School District. The program is conducted for six, two-week sessions during the summer months.
This free performance by Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes celebrates 50 years of magic and puppetry with scenes from classic shows like Phantom of the Opera, Hawaiian War Chant and Meet Me in St. Louis.
The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation presents the finals of the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition, a competition that showcases the talent of local high school students and fosters emerging talent.
Students in the finals vie for college scholarships, special awards, gift certificates and public appearance opportunities. First prize is a $7,000 college scholarship underwritten by Ameren, Missouri.
In celebration of "Drop Eveything and Read" month the Saint Louis Zoo invites children to an interactive Storybook Safari at the Children's Zoo. Kids can listen as a zookeeper reads an animal-themed book and then presents a live animal from the story.
Children are also encouraged to bring their favorite book and read aloud to the animals, including pygmy goats, alpacas, meerkats, fennec foxes, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.
9 to 10 a.m. at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Parents and soon-to-be parents are invited to attend this free informational event about education options in the city of St. Louis. You'll hear from representatives of public, magnet, charter, private and parochial schools concerning enrollment and more.
Schools represented include:
Enjoy a fun morning of kite flying and watch the Gateway Kite Club perform with stunt kites at this free event. The first 50 participants will receive a free goodie bag, and eveyone will get to decorate their own kite.
9 a.m. to noon at Joe Glik Park in Edwardsville.
More information: cityofedwardsville.com
Young artists and their families are invited to complete a fun art project and preview the latest artwork in the gallery.
Celebrate International Polar Bear Day at the Saint Louis Zoo with special activities for all ages. Be sure to visit the Zoo's own Kali, the 6-year-old polar bear and watch as he interacts with interesting enrichment activities.
At Emerson Family Saturdays at Craft Alliance, families create together in each of the Craft Alliance studios, exploring clay, fiber, metals and graphic arts. These free workshops are led my professional artists are for families with kids in kindergarten through grade 12. Registration is required.