Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted 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. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

fun things to do with kids in STL

Wentzville's Fall Festival

Wentzville's Fall Family Festival is a brand-new, two-day celebration in downtown Wentzville featuring activities for all ages. This free festival includes live music from local bands, kids' activities, great food, craft vendors and more. 

 

 

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Chuseok Korean Harvest Festival

This family friendly event features opportunities to learn about Korean culture through fun activities and interative exhibits. Activities include learning the Korean alphabet and writing your name in Korean, making Korean arts and crafts, trying on Korean clothing, sampling delicious Korean food, playing traditional Korean games and enjoying dance, drum and martial arts performances. 

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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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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Families can help light up the trails at Memorial Park in Brentwood at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. There will be a pumpkin carving contest for adults and pumpkin painting for kids, free pumpkins and lots of prizes for the winners.

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Kiener Kids

Kiener Kids is a morning of fun, free family activities in Kiener Plaza, including all-ages yoga, lawn games with oversized game pieces, storytelling and magic from Circus Kaput and more. 

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Play Street Museum's Craft Co. Pop Up Art Studio for Kids
Friday, August 7, 2020

Visit Play Street Museum's newest attraction – the Pop-Up Art Studio! In the studio, kids can focus on process art, which allows children to develop their own creations. Process art is more about the creation, imagination, and development rather than the final art projects. 

 

 

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center

The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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Storytelling in the Museum from the Missouri History Museum
Friday, August 7, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020

Storytelling in the Museum is now offered virtually on Zoom from the Missouri History Museum! Tune in every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for engaging stories with themes like Believe Project Storytelling with Black Authors of Children's Literature, Make Music, Trip to the Zoom, I Scream for Ice Cream, Let's Dance and Hello Beach.

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