Take your kids to The Butterfly House to have brunch with The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Guests will meet live caterpillars and butterflies, listen to readings of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, and explore the interactive Bug Stations.
This special day will be captured with a souvenir photo with The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself!
Reservations are required and space is limited.
Join in on a nature adventure at this Egg Scavenger Hunt! Families with kids ages 3 to 10 will learn about all kinds of eggs - bird eggs, frog eggs, turtle eggs and more and they dye an egg from natural materials to take home.
Did your child’s school miss out on a Maple Sugar School Field Trip? No problem. Learn the history of maple sugaring, visit the sugar bush to collect sap, and learn to boil it down into syrup. Dress for the weather as the entire program is outdoors and part of the trail is not stroller accessible.
Free. 4-5:30 p.m. at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood.
More information and reservations: www.mdc.mo.gov
Learn about nocturnal animals at the 6th annual Tails of the Night at the Wildlife Rescue Center. The Center treats more than 500 native nocturnal animals yearly, such as bats, foxes, opossums, raccoons and flying squirrels. You'll learn about the live of these seldom-seen neighbors from the volunteers and staff who care for them.
You can also take an audio tour of the wildlife rehabilitation facility and learn about the mission of the Wildlife Rescue Center. then grab your flashlight and head out to the nature trail.
Child Safety Day in St. Louis is an opportunity for kids to learn about all kinds of safety organizations that are in the community and have fun too. Fredbird is a special guest!
At Child Safety Day, kids can learn about fire safety from the St. Louis Fire Departmetn and tour the department's Safe House. The Missouri Department of Health will be giving away free bike helmets while supplies last. The St. Louis Police Department will also be on hand with their canines to demonstrate how the dogs respond to commands.
Have a fun day at the Great Pumpkin Festival, a county-fair-meets-pig-roast-meets-trip-to-the-pumpkin-patch event to kick off the fall season. The Great Pumpkin Festival include live music, local vendors, great food and lots of kids' activities in the Pumpkin Patch Kids Corner.
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.