Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Faust Park

Candlelight Tours of Thornhill

Enjoy a beautiful candlelight tour of the historic Thornhill House in Faust Park.

Thornhill is the original estate of Missouri's second governor Frederick Bates. During these self-guided tours, the customs of the 1820s will surround guests, along with historically dressed docents. 

Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Children younger than 4 are free.

Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.

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Summer Concerts in Faust Park

Summer concerts in Faust Park are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your family. In addition to live music by local bands, beer, wine, soda, popcorn and candy are available for purchase. Local food trucks will be on hand too. 

The park opens at 5:30 p.m. for seating and concessions are available beginning at 5:30. The concert begins at 7 p.m. In Faust Park, Chesterfield.

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Play & Ride at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park

Enjoy a fun play time at the Carousel in Faust Park. Kids ages 5 and under, along with a parent or caregiver, can enjoy the play room and rides on the carousel between 10 a.m. and noon. Play & Ride dates are subject to change, so please check the full listing before you plan to go.

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Play Street Museum's Craft Co. Pop Up Art Studio for Kids
Friday, August 7, 2020

Visit Play Street Museum's newest attraction – the Pop-Up Art Studio! In the studio, kids can focus on process art, which allows children to develop their own creations. Process art is more about the creation, imagination, and development rather than the final art projects. 

 

 

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center

The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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Storytelling in the Museum from the Missouri History Museum
Friday, August 7, 2020
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Friday, August 21, 2020

Storytelling in the Museum is now offered virtually on Zoom from the Missouri History Museum! Tune in every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for engaging stories with themes like Believe Project Storytelling with Black Authors of Children's Literature, Make Music, Trip to the Zoom, I Scream for Ice Cream, Let's Dance and Hello Beach.

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