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Flamingo Fest at Citygarden

Celebrate Citygarden's 7th year at the Flamingo Fest. Wear pink in honor of Citygarden's flamingo population, and get ready to dance, get wet and have fun! 

The fest features DJ Lamar Harris for a two-hour dance extravaganza, the Bubble Bus and lots of childrens' activities.

Your kids will also love Citygarden's water plaza and fountains, so dress them to get wet! 

Free. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Citygarden, 9th Street between Market and Chestnut.

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Movie in Bluebird Park

Have fun in Bluebird Park and catch a free movie with your kids. There will also be food trucks on hand.

June 24: Jurassic World. 8:45 p.m. (or dark)

Sept. 30: Hotel Transylvania 2. 7 p.m.

Free. in Bluebird Park, Ellisville. 

More information: ellisville.mo.us

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Triple the Fun: Endangered Wolf Center to Hold Messy Play Day 3 Times This Summer

The Endangered Wolf Center will hold its very popular Messy Play Day event three days this summer due to the popularity of the event. And it's no mystery why kids love Messy Play Day.

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Spring Wild Flower Hike for Families

Explore the Phantom Forest and Bittersweet Woods Conservation areas during this spring hike for all ages. You'll enjoy the freedom and fun of nature while bonding with your kids during these themed hikes, sponsored by the City of Des Peres and the Lodge of Des Peres. 

During this hike, you'll learn how animals in the forest hide in plain site. 

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Kids' First Time Fishing

Shaw Nature Reserve is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Conservation to provide a special fishing experience for first-time or inexperienced young anglers.

Equipment, bait and assistance will be provided. At least one adult should attend for every two children, and fishing is for kids only.

For ages 6 to 12. Cost is $14 per child; $12 per child for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Registration is required.

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National Junior Ranger Day at the Old Courthouse

Come to the Old Courthouse for Junior Ranger Day and Night Explorer Workshop conducted by a sky ranger with the National Park Service. Kids can earn a special, limited-edition Junior Ranger badge commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by completing a craft project relating to American pioneers, Plains Indians, Colonial St. Louis or Lewis & Clark. This special badge workshop will be held between at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A special Junior Ranger Night Explorer Workshop, where kids can earn a Night Explorer Badge, will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Sandcastle Beach at The Magic House

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!

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Omnimax Movies at the Saint Louis Science Center

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.

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