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.

New City School

New City School Summer Camp

Summer wouldn't be the same without New City School Summer Camp! Your camper will have an exciting time learning new things, pursuing their passions, meeting new friends, and rekindling old friendships. Our camps complement busy summer schedules, with over 20 full-day options for campers age 3 through 7th grade, plus our NEW Innovation Lab! We are looking forward to spending a lot of time in the lab creating, cooking, and enjoying what we've made. Join us for a summer of fun, learning, and creativity!

 

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Metro Theater Company

Learning and play can still be part of your child's summer even while they stay safe and healthy through social distancing! Whether it's playing with sculpture, storytelling and song at Creative Arts Camp, or learning how to audition for a play at Grand Theater Camp, MTC's professional teaching artists bring fun and growth through the arts to campers of all ages. This year, in response to COVID-19, Metro Theater Company has moved all summer camps to an online platform, making them more affordable but equally as engaging as their usual in-person summer programs.

Students will need a secure internet connection, including a microphone and web camera to participate fully in camp. Instruction will be a mix of full group activities, small group activities, and at-home activities to ensure a balance of creative fun in between screen time. There will still be a digital performance for family and friends to enjoy at the conclusion of the program.

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South Grand Fall Fest

Join in on the fun at the South Grand Fall Fest. Now in its 6th year, the festival will feature craft activities for kids from art experts like Artscope, Perennial and the Tower Grove East Prep Academy, life-size games like gigantic Jenga, life-sized Connect Four, more than 60 retail vendors, live music and more.

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Fall Open House at New City School

New City School embraces all of a child's strengths and fosters a love for learning, a deep understanding of subject matter, empathy and acceptance for diversity of all types, as well as awareness and celebration of self. Come see for yourself why New City School is so special at this Open House event. All are invited, whether you are a prospective parent considering preschool, kindergarten or with older children.

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Explore Purina Farms: Amazing Canines
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 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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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 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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Magic At Home with The Magic House
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 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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Virtual Homeschool Day: Happy 200th Birthday James Eads!
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

James Buchanan Eads was an engineer, inventor, and treasure hunter who had a profound influence on St. Louis and our riverfront. The Eads Bridge is still a fixture of downtown St. Louis. Celebrate the 200th birthday of James Eads with a day of learning from the Missouri History Museum. 

 

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