events for kids and families in St. Louis

Get Hopping Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16, 2022

Hop on over to Des Peres Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, where your kids can meet the Easter Bunny and have their picture taken with him. The event is free but registration is required. Children will be separated into age groups to decrease crowding. 

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Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Your family can enjoy guided walking tours, bonsai, cooking, martial arts and origami demonstrations, sumo wrestling, and special activities for kids.

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Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park

It's the food truck event that started them all! Local food trucks gather for an evening of friends, fun, live music and plenty of great food at Sauce Food Truck Fridays. St. Louis' favorite mobile restaurants will be dishing out fresh fare and local brews in Tower Grove Park.

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Children's Garden Opens for the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden reopens for the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden on June 8 for the general public. The garden introduces youngsters at their most impressionable age to the significance of plants and nature in fun and innovative ways. Occupying nearly two acres west of the Climatron conservatory, the Children's Garden brings botany and 19th-century history to life through a variety of interactive themes will appeal to both kids and adults. 

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Amazing Animal Encounters at the World Bird Sanctuary

Take your family to watch birds of prey fly right over your head, snakes slither across the stage, macaws speak the English language and much more at Amazing Animal Encounters at the World Bird Sanctuary. Every program showcases different animals so each day is a new experience. Advance tickets are required. Seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. Masks are required to attend. 

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An Evening with Raptors

You'll have an opportunity to “meet and greet” the birds and their hunting partners, and see some of the equipment used in the sport of falconry. Reservations are required.

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, January 28, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.

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