events for kids and families in St. Louis

Flamingo Fest at Citygarden

Celebrate Citygarden's 7th year at the Flamingo Fest. Wear pink in honor of Citygarden's flamingo population, and get ready to dance, get wet and have fun! 

The fest features DJ Lamar Harris for a two-hour dance extravaganza, the Bubble Bus and lots of childrens' activities.

Your kids will also love Citygarden's water plaza and fountains, so dress them to get wet! 

Free. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Citygarden, 9th Street between Market and Chestnut.

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Movie in Bluebird Park

Have fun in Bluebird Park and catch a free movie with your kids. There will also be food trucks on hand.

June 24: Jurassic World. 8:45 p.m. (or dark)

Sept. 30: Hotel Transylvania 2. 7 p.m.

Free. in Bluebird Park, Ellisville. 

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Butterfly Magic with the Fishin' Magicians

Egg. Larva. Pupa. Butterfly. That's magic! The Fishin' Magicians make learning this basic science fun for all ages using magic, puppets and humor.

Join the adventure with them and Pipevine, the caterpillar, as they help kids understand the importance of butterflies and caterpillars in ecosystems. 

7 to 9 p.m. Free, but reservations are required by the day of the event. At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. For reservations call 314-301-1500.

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Kids' First Time Fishing

Shaw Nature Reserve is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Conservation to provide a special fishing experience for first-time or inexperienced young anglers.

Equipment, bait and assistance will be provided. At least one adult should attend for every two children, and fishing is for kids only.

For ages 6 to 12. Cost is $14 per child; $12 per child for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Registration is required.

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Feathered Friends

Birds are starting to make their way back from their winter homes, so it's time to celebrate birds by learning about their special traits. Kids can learn what makes a bird a bird, make some binoculars and go outside to spot birds in the wild.

For ages 3 to 6.

10 to 11 a.m. at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood. More information:


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Family Med School Basics

Families can spend a morning at the Saint Louis Science Center with anatomy and physiology experts from Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) and Physical and Athletic Training Programs at Saint Louis University. 

Activities include a virtual tour of the major organs and body systems utilizing a fully dissected human cadaver and hands-on anatomical dissections. There will also be discussions of some medically important disease processes and ways to stay healthy and unjury-free. Ideal for parents and their children in grade 5 and up.

Sessions include:

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Splash & Play at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center
Monday, June 24, 2024
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Monday, July 1, 2024

Kids ages 0-5 can splash and play in the leisure pool at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center during Splash & Play sessions. Splash & Play is held every Monday and Wednesday in the summer through August 7. Older children, ages 6-1, are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult and a child age 0-5.


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