The Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden reopens for the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden on April 1 for the general public. The garden introduces youngsters at their most impressionable age to the significance of plants and nature in fun and innovative ways.
At Great Green Adventures: Winter Bird Walk, kids will use binoculars to search for birds, observe and record bird behavior and appearance, and identify plant-based winter food sources.
This traditional Jewish holiday celebration includes festive Israeli music and dance, a menorah-lighting ceremony and more.
Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Your family can enjoy guided walking tours, bonsai, cooking, martial arts and origami demonstrations, sumo wrestling, and special activities for kids.
Kids can shake off the cold weather with a tropical-themed celebration at The Butterfly House. Activities include tropical-themed games and crafts, marsh-friendly bugs, swamp-themed activities, music and live animal encounters.
The Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden will give away Missouri native tree saplings on a first-come, first-served basis in honor of Arbor Day. (One per visitor.)
Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers will teach your family about the importance of aquatic food chains and wetlands and how to care for them using hands-on, interactive activities.
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
Science Tots is designed for children ages 18 to 36 months. The class provides opportunities to support brain development and learning. Toddlers and their grown-ups will explore STEM topics through songs, stories, hands-on exploration and play.