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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
Age Ranges: All Ages

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.

Tickets are $20. More information and tickets:


Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages

Everyone likes nice things. A big house, fancy cars, and luxury vacations are awesome. But it really is the small things in life that are so sweet. Like finding ten bucks in the pocket of your winter coat from last year. Or washing down warm homemade chocolate chip cookies with an ice cold glass of milk. And being able to fit into your skinny jeans after devouring those delicious cookies.

Three-day weekends are pretty amazing too. Most of us are lucky enough to have one right around the corner. Take advantage of 72 hours of freedom by cheering on some of the nation’s top cyclists at the THF Realty Gateway Cup bicycle race. Now in its 19th year, Missouri’s premier cycling event takes place over four days at four different locations during Labor Day weekend.

The first leg of the Race, The Tour de Lafayette, laps around Lafayette Square’s historic park. On Saturday the cyclists head down to South City to compete in the new and improved St. Louis Hills Francis Park Criterium. The third stop of the Gateway Cup — and the longest standing bike race in the area — takes us to the historic Hill for the Giro dell Montagna. The action wraps up on Monday as cyclists ride past historic architecture and landmark businesses during the Benton Park Classic Criterium.

While five or six exciting races are held each day, the feature event for each leg is the men’s Pro-Am race. One hundred and fifty cyclists zoom around 90 degree turns going 30 miles per hour. You can actually feel the wind as they pedal past you.

But grown-ups won’t be the only ones to feel the thrill of victory. A children’s division will be offered each day of the Cup. Age groups run from little tykes on Big Wheel to age 12. All participants will walk away with discount tickets to the City Museum, ribbons, an official race