fun for STL kids

Dads, Dogs and Donuts at The Butterfly House
Sunday, June 9, 2024

Celebrate Father's Day at the Dads, Dogs, and Donuts event at the Butterfly House. Your family will enjoy delicious "chow," decorate donuts, and participate in fun activities featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog! Registration is required.

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Kick-Off to Summer at The Magic House
Friday, May 24, 2024

Celebrate the start of summer at The Magic House with lots of fun activities. Kick-Off to Summer at The Magic House includes The Bubble Bus, frozen treats and lots of fun at the new Storytime Magic exhibit and Sandcastle Beach.

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Ready Readers Block Party
Sunday, June 2, 2024

This fun, festive block party is free and open to all! With a focus on literacy, the Ready Readers Block Party will have book and bike giveaways, free food, prizes, storytelling, circus performers, face painting, and more!



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Fire Trucks and Fun

Come see fire trucks, meet firefighters, enjoy fire-station-themed crafts & games, visit dress-up and sensory stations, and more at the Fire Trucks & Fun event at the Edwardsville Children's Museum. There will also be time for face painting and playtime in the museum!


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Tons of Transportation at the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center
Saturday, May 4, 2024

Bring your kids to the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center for a free outdoor interactive and imaginative adventure where they'll see all kinds of trucks and construction equipment up close. Kids can touch the trucks, climb into the cabs and sit in the driver's seats! Bring your kids' bike so they can drive around Transportation Town too.


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Family Sunday at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Sunday, April 21, 2024

Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Sunday afternoon to participate in free hands-on art activities with fun themes and to explore the galleries. Each Family Sunday focuses on a different family-friendly theme. 

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Sea Lion Shows at the Saint Louis Zoo

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.

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Animals Aglow at the Saint Louis Zoo

Explore the Saint Louis Zoo in the evenings at the new Animals Aglow exhibit. Bring your family to experience the luminous glow of 50 towering lanterns depicting animals, plants and traditional Chinese elements. Don't miss this celebration of culture and art! 


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