To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. 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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Little Nature Explorers: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Little ones ages 3 to 5 will explore all kinds of weather while they interact with other children at the Shaw Nature Reserve. Little Nature Explorers classes are a great way to prepare your child for kindergarten. Classes include multiple hands-on indoor and outdoor activities designed to strengthen your child's connection to the world around them.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit.

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One Final, Finn-tastic Adventure Awaits in the Children's Garden

Celebrate the seasonal closing of the beloved Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden with a weekend of fun activities that inspire children to be adventurous in the great outdoors.

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Meet LEGO Artist Sean Kenney at MOBOT on July 12

Playing with LEGOs all day doesn’t exactly sound like work.

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Family Classes at Missouri Botanical Garden Grow Your Child's Love of Learning

Just like the variety of plants and flowers that blanket the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the kids that walk through the Garden’s gates need sunshine and fresh air to blo

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27 Ways to Entertain Your Kids in St. Louis This Summer

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you already know that I spent most of the winter complaining about the many, many, MANY snow days when my kids were unexpectedly home from school.

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A New Adventure at MOBOT Connects Nature, LEGOs and Creativity

A trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of my kids’ favorite adventures. (And who am I kidding? It’s one of my favorites too).
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16 Holiday Events Your Kids (and You) Will Love This Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in St. Louis! As we look ahead to the December holidays, many beloved area attractions are celebrating with amazing seasonal events that offer festive fun for the entire family.

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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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Magic At Home with The Magic House

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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Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo Educators

Enjoy the Saint Louis Zoo online! Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo educators is a live, free presentation that allows families to learn more about animals and how amazing they are. Themes vary, and registration in advance is required. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know how to join. 

If you can't join the live presentation, the recordings are available on the zoo's web site at stlzoo.org/STLZOOms

 

 

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