The Butterfly House becomes The BOOterfly House in October to celebrate all things creepy and crawly. Kids can spy on spectacular spiders, enjoy story times from Miss Muffet and see Live Carnivorous Plant feedings with Professor Von Trap.
Celebrate the birthday of Henry Shaw, founder of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Visitors can have their silhouette portrait drawn by an artist, watch jugglers perform, see marionette shows, watch a balloon artist, witness the agility of a stilt walker and sign an oversized birthday card. There will be free admission to the Garden and the Children's Garden, and discounts for Garden memberships.
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.
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.