Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened 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 masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

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A World of Make Believe

Discover how music and imagination work hand in hand as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra takes you and your kids on a journey through make-believe. Hear family favorites by the legendary John Williams, including Superman March, E.T. Flying Theme and much more. Plus, visit the instrument playground for photos with a princess and superhero! 

 

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'Bud, Not Buddy' Brings a Beloved Story to the St. Louis Stage

Everyone’s life story comes with its own soundtrack – the music that picks us up at our lowest moments and the songs that celebrate the biggest milestones we reach. For 10-year-old Bud in “Bud, Not Buddy,” presented by Metro Theater Company (MTC) and Jazz St. Louis, his inspiring story is set to the sounds of a live jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished artists in St. Louis. And for those kids willing to join him on his incredible journey of discovery, resilience and love, it’s an experience for the eyes and ears they’ll never forget.

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Clementine

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky 8-year-old doesn't let her daily visits to the principal's office get her down! Join America's favorite curly-haired carrot-top as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief on an epic third grade adventure you'll never forget.

 

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Pinkalicious The Musical

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinktitis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. What will she do? This lively show is performed by the Vital Theatre Company.

 

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The Story Pirates

The Story Pirates celebrates the words and ideas of young people, turning their original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals. Some of the best improvisors and musicians in the country, recruited from the Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City, the Groundlings, and more, bring to life the unfiltered world of kids' imaginations.

 

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, September 18, 2020

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Storytelling in the Museum from the Missouri History Museum
Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020

Storytelling in the Museum is now offered virtually on Zoom from the Missouri History Museum! Tune in every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for engaging stories with themes like My Missouri, Pets, Fall into Outdoor Fun, Friendly Bears, and Happy Halloween.

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Kids' Night In at The Lodge Des Peres
Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020

Parents can enjoy a night out as kids enjoy a night in at The Lodge. The night will include fun games and crafts, and each night has a different theme.

 

 

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City Museum on Air

Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making). 

 

 

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