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 masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

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Henry & Mudge

Henry & Mudge is the story of a young boy who moves from the city to a new house in the country, and finds a new playmate in a 182-pound canine buddy with whom he can share all kinds of adventures.

 

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Bud, Not Buddy

Based on the internationally acclaimed novel, Bud, Not Buddy, this adventure follows 10-year-old Bud as he sets off on an epic journey to find his father who he believes is leading a traveling jazz band. Set in 1930s America, Bud's odyssey is filled with the joy of finding family and plenty of live jazz music. 

 

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Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

In this timeless story, Hans and Gretel Brinker strive to provide for their family and prove their own worth by entering a local speedskating contest. First prize is a pair of gleaming silver skates! The story culminates with a spectacular St. Nicholas Day race on the stage of The Grandel Theatre. Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates celebrates generosity, helping others and is an exhilarating tale of courage and determination. Save 20% on tickets with our promo code.

 

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12 Benefits of Exposing Your Children to the Arts

As school classrooms become more focused on math, science, reading and writing excellence, our children may be missing out on some of the most important skills they can learn—appreciation of and active participation in the arts.

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The WIZ at COCA

The Black Rep's Ron Himes joins COCA to direct Dorothy and her crew as they adventure through the Land of Oz in an upbeat, family-friendly retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Perfect for ages 5 and up.

 

 

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COCA Presents Series Opens a World of Exploration for Young Theatre-Goers

A theater seat is more than a chair. It’s a vessel that launches children to new worlds and toward new experiences. For COCA, this trip is about to take off once again. Beginning in October, COCA will spotlight its 2017/2018 COCA Presents season, created for St. Louis families and featuring beloved musicals, national touring dance troupes and energy-infused concerts.

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Winterfest
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 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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Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis is a dazzling display of Christmas lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. At this drive-through experience, you'll see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees and five enchanting tunnels of lights. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Responsible Pet Care

Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids. 

 

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Books and Butterflies
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission. Reading are posted on Facebook for virtual visitors.

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