Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

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Musical Merry-Go-Round Welcomes Farmer Jason in Concert

Kid-favorite and award-winning entertainer Farmer Jason, whose songs focus on teaching kids about the wonders of nature, will perform a lively, interactive concert geared to kids ages 2 to 8 at the Tick Tock Tavern.

The matinee is at 2 p.m. and advance tickets are encouraged. Tickets are $10 per person; children under 24 months are free if seated on a ticketed adult's lap.

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Stargazing at the Gateway Arch

Join members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society and the National Park Service for a night of stargazing on the grounds of the Gateway Arch.

This ranger-led event for all ages includes a special talk followed by telescope viewing.

On the grounds of the Gateway Arch. Free. 8 to 10 p.m. More information:


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Free Family Night Swim and Canned Food Drive

Bring your whole family to The Lodge Des Peres for a free night of swimming, games, a live DJ and fun giveaways. 

Have fun in the outdoor pool at this free event. Membership is not required. A donation of two canned food items per person is suggested. All food items will be donated to Circle of Concern. 

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Lodge Des Peres.

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New Future Play Exhibit Brings a Delightful Digital Playground to The Magic House

For a child, there are few things more exciting than the opportunity to play. Whether climbing on a jungle gym, pretending to be a pirate or organizing a game of tag, play offers kids the freedom to have fun and be themselves.

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Clay Class: Wheel Throwing for Ages 8-15

Kids and teens ages 8-15 can learn the basics of using a potter's wheel to make functional clay pieces and non-functional sculptures in Clay Class: Wheel Throwing at Laumeier Sculpture Park. They'll study the fundamental techniques of wedging, centering and raising cylindrical forms such as bowls, cups and vases. 

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, October 30, 2020

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Pumpkin Glow in Historic St. Charles
Saturday, October 24, 2020

At the Historic St. Charles Pumpkin Glow you and your family can bask in the glow of carved pumpkins throughout the historic district while the merchants along Main Street stay open late to offer scary good deals, and the street will be illuminated with hundreds of eerily glowing pumpkins. This is not a trick or treating event.

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