Many St. Louis family attractions are open with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

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ROBOTS Opens at the Saint Louis Science Center

Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too distant future are simply revolutionary – and they are becoming eerily like us. What does it take to make a humanoid robot – a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain?

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See Dinosaurs Roar and Lemurs Dance at the Saint Louis Science Center This Summer

It’s no secret that kids learn best by doing – by using all of their senses to explore and discover through exciting, hands-on activities that truly engage them with the material at hand.

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Opening Oct. 4 at the OMNIMAX: Jerusalem

When a new movie premieres at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMINIMAX Theater, it's a big deal - literally.

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Butterflies Have Never Been So Mesmerizing

A trip to the movies is supposed to be a fun form of family entertainment, but finding a film that appeals to children and adults alike – and contains subject matter that is suitable for all ages – can be quite the challenge for today’s parents.

Throw in substandard sequels (I’m looking at you Ice Age 4) and Hollywood’s escalating penchant for using its family films as mere marketing vehicles (just see last year’s partnership between The Lorax and a certain Mazda SUV), and it’s difficult to know what kind of movies are right for family audiences.  

What Are We Supposed to Watch?

Don’t get me wrong – there’s a time and a place for those Hollywood films. Even shiny 3-D blockbusters with plots that don’t make sense (Cars 2 anyone?), outdated gender stereotypes (every Disney movie ever made), and massive marketing campaigns (think Happy Meal toys) can be good for a few laughs. I’m not ashamed to admit that Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is probably one of my favorite movies ever made.  

Stop judging. It’s that damn weasel, Buck. He gets me every time.

As a mom, though, I find myself wanting to also introduce my kids to films that, well, offer a bit more.

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4 Cool Reasons to Take Your Kids to the Saint Louis Science Center

Despite having lived most of their lives in St. Louis, my children had — up until this past weekend — never been to the Saint Louis Science Center. It’s a major mom fail, I know, ranking right up there with forgetting to pack the Gushers in last Friday’s lunchbox as promised.  I may never hear the end of that one.

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Winterfest
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Saturday, December 5, 2020

The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season! Kiener Plaza will transform into a dazzling wonderland featuring more than 70,000 lights in the park's trees, complementing the breathtaking backdrop of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. 

 

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Brewery Lights Drive-Thru Experience

Anheuser-Busch has warmly welcomed the St. Louis community for years to its holiday lights at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. For 2020, Brewery Lights is designed as a drive-thru so guests can enjoy the show from the comfort of their own vehicle. 

 

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Season's Greetings Planetarium Star Show
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020

Celebrate the season with the new Planetarium show Seasons Greetings. Viewers will discover the nature of our seasons and why the winter solstice has long been a time of celebration. This live star show lets you gaze up to the winter sky, but also look back at how the cultures are united in celebration during the winter season and how these celestial sights still influence our holidays today.

 

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Holiday Magic at The Magic House
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Celebrate the magic of the holidays the entire month of December at the Holiday Magic experience at The Magic House! Holiday Magic features expanded hours, festive decorations, lots of outdoor attractions and experiences and the opportunity to safely visit Santa in his sleigh. 

 

 

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