See Santa at Play Street Museum and enjoy his favorite snack with him: cookies and milk! Santa will also read a story and take lots of pictures with everyone who visits. Kiddos are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday attire. Everyone can enjoy crafts, playtime in the museum and their special gift from Santa at the end of the event.
Santa is coming to Play Street Museum for photos with kids, and reading to kids! Everyone is welcome to come dressed in their pajamas just like Saint Nick himself! Space is very limited so each child will have a chance to interact with Santa and have their picture taken. Each child will take home a gift from Santa too. Morning snacks will be provided.
Kids can wear their favorite costumes and enjoy a super special day, including meeting superheroes like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Batman and Spiderman (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day). Visitors can also make their own superhero mask, design their own Halloween costume and create a pipe cleaner superhero.
Chose a pirate name and head to the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station for Pirate Quest Trick or Treating. Children and annual pass holders will receive a trick-or-treat bag to use to collect pirate booty (aka candy!) There will be six trick-or-treat stations full of treats, how-to-talk-like-a-pirate lessons from Tommy the Otter, storytelling by a pirate and more.
Are your sugar plums ready for the Nutcracker Ballet Party? Reserve your child's spot at Play Street Museum's Nutcracker Ballet Party, where kids will listen to a story, decorate a wooden nutcracker figure and enjoy a special performance by a little ballerina!
Take a night hike guided by the light of Jack O'Lanterns at the Jack O'Lantern Trail in Faust Park. This Halloween-themed event includes games, stories, and trunk or treat. Costumes are not required but recommended.
An adventure 65 million years in the making! The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs the legendary score live to the classic Spielberg film Jurassic Park, bringing childlike wonder – and dinosaurs! – to the big screen at Powell Hall.
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.
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.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Training Shows return. You'll see these beautiful animals perform flipper walks, ball balancing, Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, lots of splashing and even more surprises!
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.