fun things to do with kids in STL

Howl-O-Ween Fest at Purina Farms
Friday, October 25, 2019

Bring your kids and your dog to Purina Farms for some dog-gone fall fun at the Howl-O-Ween Fest! You'll enjoy a costume party, fun carnival games, music, face painting, storytelling, circus and magic shows, amazing canine performances, pony rides, inflatables, and more. Wear your favorite costumes for the costume paw-ty! Reservations are NOT required. 

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Frights and Heights at the Gateway Arch
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Enjoy a night of Halloween fun topped off with a view you can't find anywhere else! Wear your family friendly costumes and see spooky sights as you make your way to the top of the Arch. Then families can have fun with face painting, balloon animals, pumpkin decorating and treats for kids. 

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Preschool Science at the Saint Louis Science Center
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.

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Tuesday Tails
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals.

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Boo at the Zoo Nights
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.

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