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Jack O'Lantern Trail in Faust Park

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, rides on the carousel and trick-or-treating. Costumes are not required but family-friendly costumes are welcome. 


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Haunted Mansion Night at The Magic House

Hear the mysteries that lit within the 120-year-old mansion that is The Magic House at Haunted Mansion Night! Embark on a private, spine-tingling tour filled with mystery and magic. Explore where ghostly illuminations and mysterious shadows dance on walls, find out where the secret staircase really leads and brace yourself for an electrifying encounter that will leave your hair standing on end!

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Metro Theater Company's Fall Family Festival

Celebrate 50 years of Metro Theater Company at the Fall Family Festival. Enjoy a full weekend of free theater, education and fun for families and young people. All are welcome at the Fall Family Festival, featuring multiple free performances each day of Metro Theater Company productions and a celebration of the creative spirit of the company's two co-founders Zaro Weil and Lynn Rubright. Plus, enjoy a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and other hands-on learning activities for young people of all ages. Food trucks will be on-site for al fresco dining, and other arts and education partners from across the region are participating. 



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Fright at the Museum

Step into a world of spine-tingling, spooky fun at City Museum's one-of-a-kind Halloween festival: Fright at the Museum. Prepare to be amazed as you embark on a journey through a realm of oddities and curiosities that will leave you and your family both thrilled and captivated. 

See special effects, the Theatre of the Odd, Circus Harmony performers (Saturdays and Sundays), multiple exhibits like the Mingo Monster Mash, Spinderella's Sac, Web Town, the Skeleton's Ball, and lots more. 


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Mad Science Time at Play Street Museum
Sunday, February 25, 2024

Calling all budding scientists! Let's experiment, measure, and mix things up a bit with a morning full of exploration at Mad Science Time. Kids will get to be hands-on experimenting. All activities can be explored freely and playtime is included. 

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Paws for Reading from the St. Louis County Library
Monday, February 26, 2024
Monday, March 4, 2024
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Read to a friendly therapy dog from DUO Dogs, Inc. After the story, the dog's handler will answer any questions kids have about therapy dogs, pet care and more. For ages 3-11. Registration is required for this free program. 

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Kindermusik Playdate
Monday, February 26, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2024
Monday, April 22, 2024

Are you interested in learning more about Kindermusik before committing to a full semester? Are you unsure how your baby or child will respond in a group setting? Join Kindermusik for a musical playdate and see firsthand how singing, moving, playing instruments, and dancing together has the power keep us connected, fuel kids' brains and bring joy. 

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