The Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is hosting its annual Fall Fling with fun, free activities for all ages. Your kids can enjoy wagon rides, tours of the 165-acre ranch which rehabilitates hundreds of abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, pigs, ducks and other farm animals, and learn about the Ranch's Barn Buddies program.
Learn about native birds of prey through a demonstration and flight show by the World Bird Sanctuary.
Kids love to look at and climb on big trucks, and the Valley Park Parents as Teachers organization is hosting a free Things That Go event that will give kids the chance to do just that.
You can tour a 2,000-year-old excavation site, try pottery making, spear throwing, weaving, sort soil samples and more.
Bring your whole family to COCA to see what this multidisciplinary community arts center has to offer for all ages during Taste of COCA. Enjoy sample classes and a free breakfast.
Designed primarily for kids ages 3-10, the event features lots of hands-on activities, including inflatables (an obstacle course, slide and giant pirate ship), arts & crafts, games, music and dancing, a chance to learn about and climb on their favorite big trucks and vehicles, Disney characters and more.
Explore Laumeier Sculpture Park with your little one during a free Stroller Tour. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents and museum educators.
There are more than strawberries (but plenty of those too) at this festival! Kids can enjoy pony rides, carnival rides, a petting farm, wagon rides, inflatables and lots more.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.