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Free Family Day at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park's Free Family Days provide families with a chance to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Visitors of all ages participate in structured activities for creating art using a variety of materials to create artwork based on personal experience.

Activities are designed to be simple enough for ages 4 and up to enjoy, yet complex enough that more experienced young artists can take their projects to another level. Families explore new media and concepts together and find inspiration in Laumeier's artworks and the natural environment. 

2 to 4 p.m. Free for all ages and open to all. More information: laumeier.org

 

Age Ranges: All Ages

Faust Historic Village Open House

Experience St. Louis County as it was a century ago. Tour the 1850s Conway House, home of Dr. Frederick and Lavinia Bates and its period herb garden and outdoor kitchen. Also tour the circa 1848 log cabin of Ludwig and Salome Mertz, a dye and insect repellent garden, German vegetable garden, smokehouse, outhouse and woodshed and the Davis House, which originally was a two story log cabin with it's detached washhouse and smokehouse. On occasion, visitors may see a blacksmith at work in the Yokel barn. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions.

Spanning a period from 1840 to 1910, the Historic Village represents a cross-section of architectural styles and building materials. All of the houses were moved into Faust Park from the surrounding area and saved from probable demolition.

At Faust Park in Chesterfield. Noon to 4 p.m. Free.

More information: stlouisco.com

 

Family Day at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Explore the current exhibitions at the World Chess Hall of Fame during a kid-friendly tour, take part in hands-on activities for kids, and play and learn about the game of chess at these special Family Days. These events are designed for families with children ages 5 to 12. Each day has a different theme.

Admission is free for members at the Family level, or $5 per child for non-members. Sessions are limited to 24 children, so registration is recommended. Family Days are held on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End.

To RSVP and for more information: worldchesshof.org

 

Cabin Fever School Daze Camp

School Daze Camps at Artscope are a great way for kids to spend their days when school is out. Kids will make fabulous art projects, explore Tower Grove Park, play games, sing songs and make new friends. 

 

Camps are for kids ages 5 to 11. Each camp has a different theme. At Cabin Fever Camp, campers will party like it's 1776! They'll learn about homesteading, log cabins, and what life was like before the internet.

 

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before and after-care available beginning at 7:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Cost for camp is $40 with additional for before or after-care.

 

For more information and online registration, go to: artscopestl.org

 

 

Locations: South City, St. Louis
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

Laumeier Sculpture Park Summer Art Camps

314-615-5268
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

Laumeier Sculpture Park offers one-week Summer Art Camps in half-day sessions for ages 4 to 6 and full-day sessions for ages 6 to 15 (June 11-August 3, 2018). Campers (divided into groups by age) learn about art, artists and art history, explore the Park grounds and woodland trails and find inspiration in the artworks on view for drawing, painting, sculpting and more! Each week features a different theme, so register for more than one session for unique and engaging experiences all summer long! Read More

Wall Ball

Artscope presents Wall Ball 2018, a live art extravaganza highlighting top St. Louis artists. One of St. Louis' most unique art events, Wall Ball guests witness artwork created live while enjoying a dazzling paty. Guest interact with the artists at work, and bid on the chance to take home their favorite artwork. 

Wall Ball proceeds benefit Artscope, a non-profit arts organization in Tower Grove Park, whose mission is to "create the community leaders and entrepreneurs of the future through a focus on creativity, diversity, ecology, cooperation and play."

Artscope was founded in 2002 and formerly known as the South City Open Studio and Gallery (SCOSAG). It is a nonprofit organization located within Tower Grove Park that focuses on children's creativity. Artscope's mission is centered around developing creative problem solving skills in young people through providing a safe and educational environment for children to explore art and to strengthen the ties within the St. Louis community.

Wall Ball is set for Feb. 24, 7 to 11 p.m. at at the Third Degree Glass Factory in University City.

More information and tickets: artscopestl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis

Ugly Sweater Camp

School Daze Camps at Artscope are a great way for kids to spend their days when school is out. Kids will make fabulous art projects, explore Tower Grove Park, play games, sing songs and make new friends. 

 

Camps are for kids ages 5 to 11. Each camp has a different theme. At Ugly Sweater Camp, kids can dust off some old duds and explore all things kitch.

 

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before and after-care available beginning at 7:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Cost for camp is $40 with additional for before or after-care.

 

For more information and online registration, go to: artscopestl.org

Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

Free Family Night at The Magic House

Some of the best things in life are free! The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

These special nights enable a family (no more than two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge. Reservations are not required.

More information: magichouse.org

 

Age Ranges: All Ages

School Daze Camp: Hocus Pocus

School Daze Camps at Artscope are a great way for kids to spend their days when school is out. Kids will make fabulous art projects, explore Tower Grove Park, play games, sing songs and make new friends. 

Camps are for kids ages 5 to 11. Each camp has a different theme. At Hocus Pocus, participants will conjure their craftiest skills for making magical wands and delectable potions. Ghostly ghouls beware!

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before and after-care available beginning at 7:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Cost for camp is $40-$55

For more information and online registration, go to: artscopestl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

Noontime New Year's Eve at The Magic House

New Year's revelers of all ages (even those with a bedtime!) are invited to ring in the new year a little bit early with a special Noontime New Year's Eve celebration at The Magic House on December 31 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Visitors will participate in a variety of traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon with the dropping of a sparkly New Year's Eve ball.

Any New Year's Eve party wouldn't be complete without a dance floor and dancing tunes! Kids can dance the day away, then pose in a 2018-themed photo booth filled with fun props, and accessories.

Noontime New Year's Eve activities are free with museum admission and no reservations are required.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Magic House in Kirkwood. More information: magichouse.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: All Ages

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