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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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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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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