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Free Juggling Lessons for All Ages in Honor of World Circus Day

Celebrate World Circus Day by learning how to juggle! All ages are welcome to take part in free juggling lessons from the experts at Circus Harmony. Juggling lessons will take place in the center ring on the third floor of City Museum from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Reservations are not required.

World Circus Day is a unique opportunity for circuses and performers to honor the beauty and skillfulness of this classic art form as well as its growing social role and increasing prestige. This year's celebration is especially significant because it coincides with the 250th anniversary of the founding of the modern circus. 

The World Circus Day juggling class is free with admission to the City Museum and will follow Circus Harmony's 3 p.m. performance. Those who can't participate in the free juggling class on the 21st are welcome to join the organization's Juggling Club, which meets every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Sensory Friendly Sunday at City Museum

Experience a special sensory friendly day at the City Museum! Everyone is welcome, and accommodations will be made for guests with autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing disorders. There will be reduced noise and lighting and a designated quiet area so that everyone can have fun and interactive experience.

Cost is $14 per person plus tax for ages 3 and up. 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Museum. For more information, contact Kelly Richter at or call 314-231-2489, ext. 117.

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Circus Harmony

City Museum
650 N. 15th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Let your child run away and join the circus but still be home in time for dinner! Circus Harmony offers a unique camp experience where participants learn actual circus arts like juggling, trapeze and wire walking. Our Circus Performance Camps are held in two-week sessions. The second week of each session, campers perform in full costume, for the public, in the circus ring at City Museum! And while your child is learning to flip, fly and fling, they learn important life skills like focus, persistence and teamwork. Read More

As you watch the young acrobats and aerialists of Circus Harmony spin, twirl, and fly in the ring, those familiar nerves start to set in, no matter how many times you’ve watched them perform.

Your pulse runs a little faster. You hold your breath a little longer. And when they hit a perfect landing, that relief you feel turns into shock and awe over the talents of these tweens and teens, and you can’t help but erupt into cheers alongside your own kids. 

Thanksgiving Tumbling Workshops at Circus Harmony

Kids can spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving perfecting their tumbling skills with the pros from Circus Harmony. Workshops are taught by tumbling pro Calvin. Choose from three separate workshops: Back Handsprings, Series Standing Tumbling, and Advanced Standing Tumbling. Cost is $30. Workshops are held at Circus Harmony headquarters in City Museum.

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Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

Joy Through Juggling at City Museum

Circus Harmony invites kids of all ages to see the St. Louis Arches and take part in free juggling lessons. 

The St. Louis Arches youth circus arts troup will perform at 1 and 3 p.m., and between shows, at 1:45 and 2:45 p.m., kids can participate in free Joy of Juggling lessons for all ages. Come enjoy one or both shows and learn a circus art for yourself!

The show and lessons are free with your $12 City Museum admission. Part of the American Arts Experience series of arts events in St. Louis.

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Star Wars Toy Exhibit and Costume Contest at City Museum

If your family is into Star Wars, visit opening night of the new Star Wars toy exhibit at City Museum, featuring more than 20 live artists, a vintage Star Wars toy display, costume contest, prizes and more for your young Padawans.

The live artists, costume contest, trivia contests and live DJs are featured Saturday night only, but the toy exhibit, owned by local artist Davide Weaver, will be open for a month. 

7 to 11 p.m. at City Museum. Admission to the exhibit is included with regular admission to the museum. 

For more information, visit City Museum's Facebook page. 


Locations: St. Louis
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January can sometimes seem like a cold and dreary month, but with such a wide variety of exciting events taking place throughout St. Louis, there are lots of opportunities to get out of the house and find some family fun. Our top picks for January include:  

Circus Harmony: Giocoso

Circus Harmony presents its 11th annual confluence of music and circus arts. This year's show is titled Giocoso, a musical term meaning joyful. The show fetures original and world music, local and international young performers in a presentation that celebrates working together to create something beautiful and inspirational.

Catch the flying children in the all new show that will make your spirit soar! Giocoso is presented at City Museum. Show dates and times are:

  • Saturday, Jan. 23: 2 and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 24: 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 30: 2 and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 31: 2 p.m.

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Locations: St. Louis
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