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The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert

Join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a spine-tingling experience as we revisit one of Tim Burton’s most adored films, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Feel the thrill as the film unfolds on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s hauntingly charming score, brought to life by your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Bring your families, don your frightful costumes, and immerse yourselves in the macabre beauty of Halloween.

 

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Fright Night at Babler State Park

Come out to beautiful and spooky Babler State Park for Halloween family fun like no other experience you'll find! Take a walk down the "terrifying trail" that will take you through multiple haunted cabins. Stay for some Halloween-themed crafts and complete the experience by adding on a hotdog meal and s'mores?

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First Friday at the Saint Louis Science Center: Studio Ghibli

The Catbus is now boarding! The October First Friday at the Saint Louis Science Center will feature all things Studio Ghibli! Catch a screening of the beloved Studio Ghibli films Kiki's Delivery Service or My Neighbor Totoro in the OMNIMAX Theater. Explore the themes and science often used by Hayao Miyazaki from flight to environmental sustainability. Test your trivia knowledge, engage in educational activities, play the building-wide game - there will be so much to do!

 

 

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Teaching in Room 9 from Nine PBS

New this season, Teaching in Room 9 takes learning beyond the classroom as viewers discover our region's resources. Children will explore the coloring wall at the Missouri History Museum, learn about dinosaurs at the Saint Louis Science Center, and experience African art and mummies at the Saint Louis Art Museum, just to name a few. 

 

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, April 19, 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Friday, April 26, 2024

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.

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Wee Weekend at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Friday, April 19, 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Friday, May 24, 2024

Preschoolers can learn, play, explore and grow at the Saint Louis Art Museum's Wee Weekend program for its youngest visitors. Join in on the adventure as your little one discovers new ways of interacting with art and each other. 

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Free Family Night at MADE for Kids
Friday, April 19, 2024
Friday, May 17, 2024
Friday, June 21, 2024

This 7,000 square-foot makerspace is designed for kids to play, explore create and collaborate. Visitors have a chance to "paint" on the digital easel, use a pottery wheel to create a clay creation, design for a 3D printer, launch air rockets, build robots and circuits and more!

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