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Tuesday Tales Storytime from the APA of Missouri

Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals. Kids will learn about caring for our four-legged friends as well as be entertained by fun stories and make a craft. They'll even meet a furry friend! Geared to ages 2-5.

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Canine Games at Purina Farms

Have fun with your family pet at the St. Louis Canine Games! The Canine Games offers all dogs the opportunity to participate in fun activities, test their aptitude for canine sports and most importantly, spend quality time with their families. 

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Your Family (and Family Pet) Can Be Part of the Purina Farms 'Pawsitive Connections' Video Series

For most of us, dogs and cats are more than our pets. They’re our family members, our playmates, and if they’re canine, our running buddies. They keep a watchful eye over our kids and cheer us up even when our human companions can’t. So, it only seems appropriate that we sing our pets’ praises from the rooftops – or at least from a video screen. Now you have the chance to publicly honor your favorite friend by submitting your family’s pet story to Purina Farms’ Pawsitive Connections: Stories of Commitment, Triumph and Unconditional Love, a video series to be featured in the indoor theater at this beloved family destination throughout the 2018 season.

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St. Louis African Arts Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022

Children's activities include storytelling, arts and crafts, mask-making and educational workshops. In conjunction with the festival, the Saint Louis Zoo will have special activities focused on a different African animal each day.
 

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Schlafly Art Outside Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day invitational art fair featuring affordable art from more than 60 artists based in the St. Louis region. Enjoy quality art, tasty food, local brews and live music. There will also be a Kids Corner sponsored by Artists First with hands-on art activities at this family-friendly festival. 

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Sandcastle Beach at The Magic House

Experience a day at the beach without having to go any further than The Magic House! The popular Sandcastle Beach features tons of sand, hidden seashells to dig up and even beach umbrellas on the "shores" of The Magic House!

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