Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened 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.

St. Louis Family Events

African Film Festival Youth Matinee

Experience South Africa during the 10th annual Washington University African Film Festival Matinee. Films include The Case of the Disappearing Daddy, Kanyekanye, and Khumba.

In The Case of the Disappearing Daddy (4 minutes), little Amy turns the case over to super sleuth A. Stemmet when daddy goes missing during bath time.

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The Egg Drop

The Egg Drop is a free event, open to the public, that features thousands of eggs dropped from a helicopter, bounce houses, food, games and more. 

Kids ages birth to 6th grade can participate in watching the thousands of eggs fall from the sky, then collect them.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with egg drops at 11 a.m. for ages birth through kindergarteners, and at 11:30 a.m. for 1st through 6th graders.

At Canaan Baptist Church.

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Hops Run 5K and Kids Bunny Run

Kids ages 4 to 12 can participate in the Kids Bunny Run, a part of the Lift for Life Gym's Hops Run 2015. There will be a 1/4 "bunny trail" just for kids with four silly themed challenge stations.

Bring your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and Fred Bird!

At the completion of the Bunny Run, children will receive a complimentary breakfast item and a drink, plus prizes and medals for all participants. 

10:15 at the Lower Muny Parking Lot in Forest Park. Registration is $10 per child in advance and $15 on race day.

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Preschool Science Series

The Preschool Science Series at the Saint Louis Science Center is the perfect program for young, budding scientists! Preschool-age children and an adult caretaker will explore, investigate, hear stories, and do hands-on science together.

Each session features a different topic, so you'll want to attend often! 

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Washington University's Lunar New Year's Festival

Take a front seat for a spectacular performance from the Washington University's Lunar New Year's Festival.

From a magical diabolo performance, a fantastic feat of Chinese yoyo, to a powerful martial arts performance, visitors will enjoy traditional dances still popular in China today.

Part of the Children's China exhibit at The Magic House. 

Performances are at 10:30 and 12:30 p.m. Included with Magic House admission,

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15 Ways for St. Louis Families to Welcome Spring

Thanks to a few late winter snowstorms, spring has taken its sweet time arriving in St. Louis.

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Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

Meet the Mean Girls of Salem . . . Deep in the dark woods of Puritan New England, a clique of teenage girls make decisions that result in 20 executions, making them the most hated girls in history. Metro Theater Company and the Missouri History Museum present Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, a play inspired by the girls who forever established the legacy of Salem.

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Autumn Outdoor Fest
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Visit downtown Kirkwood for the Autumn Outdoor Fest on September 19. There will be live music, and many businesses will feature specials and sidewalk sales. 

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Applefest at Eckert Farms

Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, a petting zoo and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for the whole family. There will be pony rides, a children's carnival, opportunities to feed goats and other farm animals, caramel apples, funnel cakes and more. 

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Slime Time at Play Street Museum
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Attention little mad scientists! It's Slime Time at Play Street Museum! In addition to two hours of awesome playtme, you'll get to create your own batch of slippery, gooey slime! 

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