The Poke-HUNT starts with a live Pokémon show in the World Bird Sanctuary amphitheater featuring Braviary, Pidgeot, Mandibuzz, Noctowl, Rowlet, Talonflame and Merkrow, followed by a Poke-HUNT where kids will be able to search the grounds for their very own Pokémon characters that they can keep.
Who's that hooting it up each evening? It's the owls! Learn what makes owls such effective night time hunters and why they hoot so much in winter.
Ride the Wilderness Wagon as you explore Shaw Nature Reserve! It's a perfect way to see the reserve if you have small children who may not be able to walk the three-mile Trail House Loop Road.
The Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is hosting its annual Fall Fling with fun, free activities for all ages. Your kids can enjoy wagon rides, tours of the 165-acre ranch which rehabilitates hundreds of abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, pigs, ducks and other farm animals, and learn about the Ranch's Barn Buddies program.
Explore Laumeier Sculpture Park with your little one during a free stroller tour.
Early childhood is the best time to introduce your child to the outdoors. Take advantage of the natural beauty of Shaw Nature Reserve to hike and do other nature activities at Tykes Trek. Prior registration is required.
Kids love to look at and climb on big trucks, and the Valley Park Parents as Teachers organization is hosting a free Things That Go event that will give kids the chance to do just that.
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.
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.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Training Shows return. You'll see these beautiful animals perform flipper walks, ball balancing, Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, lots of splashing and even more surprises!
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.