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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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Boo at the Zoo Nights

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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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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