To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. Some are opening with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings here. In the meantime, we invite our readers to enjoy virtual events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. When you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks, 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.

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WildCon 2019

Free activities for kids include superhero games, caped crusader crafts, robot demonstrations with Rockwood Teams, interactive STEM activities with Code Ninjas and "Little Ninja" training with Premier Martial Arts. 

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COCA Presents: Emily Brown & The Thing

Emily Brown & The Thing is an exciting blend of storytelling, theater, original music and lots of laughs. Follow Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit on some magical adventures in this show that is perfect for audiences age 3 and up.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.

DaySpring Arts & Education presents Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., performed by the students of DaySpring Arts. This is a fully realized production complete with lights, costumes, sets, and choreography. Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. tells the story of a girl who tries to make her fortune in the 1920s and finds love on the way.

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Nine Network PBS KIDS Party at The Magic House

Join the Nine Network and PBS KIDS at The Magic House to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibit: Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!. Kids can meet and have their photo take with Splash and Bubbles from the show, dance to the rhythm of the reef with singer-songwriter Celia, and learn how they can help protect our one big ocean!

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Heartfelt Adventures for Preschoolers

There is no better way to show your love for your little ones than to spend some quality time having fun together. Heartfelt Adventures includes free enrichment learning activities for preschoolers and their grownups, including stories, music, movement, sensory exploration and art. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Fur Friday
Friday, June 5, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020

Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids. 

 

 

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Magic At Home with The Magic House
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020

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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