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Summer Children's Concert Series in Tower Grove Park
Friday, June 18, 2021
Friday, July 2, 2021
Friday, July 9, 2021

The Tower Grove Park Children's Summer Concert Series has returned for 2021 with three months of concerts geared to children, with each month introducing a different genre of music education. Concerts are free but require reservations. Bring your little Mozart or Verdi for a music-filled summer! 

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Summer Family Fun Series at the Missouri History Museum
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Join the Missouri History Museum for free family fun in June and July at the Summer Family Fun Series! The weekly series, held in person on Thursdays, includes workshops, special guests, and art in connection with the exhibit in the museum. Kids will learn about local culture and history as well as have lots of fun with friends and family. 

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Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival

See a live bald eagle up close, participate in cold weather games like ice putt putt golf, ice cube crush and spin the wheel, watch ice sculptors create works of art and more at the free Eagle Ice Festival at the Alton Visitors Center.

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Storytime Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Christmas Eve provides a backdrop to explore the arrival of four spirits sent from beyond to teach a miserly Scrooge about the interconnectedness of people and the importance of kindness, compassion, and community. This free performance is geared toward kids in grades kindergarten through grade 5.


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Family Fun Night: Explore Outer Space

Explore the cosmos with fun activities and experiences at Family Fun Night: Explore Outer Space at the St. Louis County Library. Members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society will join in for some out-of-this-world fun. Free for all ages. 

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Purina Farms Visitor Center Experience

Purina Farms has reopened its Visitor Center for 2021 where families can experience the popular Purina Incredible Dog Show, watch cow milking demonstrations, take a wagon ride around the rolling hills of the property and lots more.


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