Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts.
Start the Halloween weekend off in a not-so-scary way at Goldfish Swim School's Halloween Drive Through event. The drive-through event is free and allows families to experience fun Halloween themed activities in a safe way.
Enjoy wicked Halloween fun for the whole family at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis. Halloween in the Plaza is a free outdoor Halloween event that includes pumpkin carving, personal s'mores kits, a photo scavenger hunt, sanitary and safe airbrush tattoos, a kids costume parade, music, dancing games and prizes.
What will you find at City Museum's Costumes and Candy Halloween event? Pumpkins, candy, aliens and astronauts will roam the museum, slide and climb. Wear your best costumes and keep your eyes peeled for all the candy slides! Social distancing and safety protocols apply.
Don't be afraid of hiking for treats along the Jack-O-Lantern Trail in Faust Park at this Halloween themed event for all ages. As you hike and search for treats you'll be guided by the light and spirit of Jack-o-Lanterns leading you to the trunk or treat! Costumes are welcomed.
The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season! Kiener Plaza will transform into a dazzling wonderland featuring more than 70,000 lights in the park's trees, complementing the breathtaking backdrop of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse.
Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis is a dazzling display of Christmas lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. At this drive-through experience, you'll see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees and five enchanting tunnels of lights.
Celebrate the season with the new Planetarium show Seasons Greetings. Viewers will discover the nature of our seasons and why the winter solstice has long been a time of celebration. This live star show lets you gaze up to the winter sky, but also look back at how the cultures are united in celebration during the winter season and how these celestial sights still influence our holidays today.
Visit with Santa outside in the Jingle Bell Pavilion at The Magic House! Children can have their photo taken with Santa in a socially-distanced way when they're invited to board Santa's sleigh. They can even deliver their letters to Santa through a special mail slot in the clear acrylic panel between Santa and his guests in the sleigh.