Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted 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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Saint Louis Science Center Brings the Farm to the City with the New GROW Exhibit

Within a few minutes of downtown St. Louis, you can leave behind the fast-paced city streets for endless miles of rolling farmland.

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HealthWorks Kids' Museum Opens

The new Healthworks Kids' Museum will open to the public for the first time on May 14 as the first museum solely dedicated to health education in St. Louis, featuring lots of interactive exhibits for kids to explore.

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Space Preschool

Your little one will love exploring space during Space Preschool sessions at the Saint Louis Science Center. They will build a paper rocket, create their own constellation tale, and make a moonscape as they learn about space flight, stars and our moon.

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Free Makerspace Classes for Kids

You won't want to miss this unique opportunity for your kids to take part in free classes at the Saint Louis Science Center's Makerspace.

In April's program, students will work in design teams to develop a new handheld musical instrument. Students will be challenged to design every aspect of their musical instrument, from its shape to the sounds it will make. The design teams will use MIT's Scratch programming language to program their musical instrument, from its shape to the sounds it will make. 

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Astronomy Day

Join the Saint Louis Science Center and members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society for fun astronomy activities for all ages.

You can learn about telescopes and how you can begin exploring the stars on your own, and, if the weather permits, take part in solar observing near the Planetarium entrance.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities are free.

More information: slsc.org

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Build It! Preschool

Preschool age children and their adult partner will explore, investigate, and do science together during Build It! Preschool at the Saint Louis Science Center.

Build It! Preschool gives preschoolers a chance to engineer a sleek aircraft, a sturdy house and a steady bridge using recycled materials. Each week features a different building challenge and structure to take home. 

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Explore Purina Farms: Fur Friday
Friday, August 14, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020

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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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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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym

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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Coming Soon: Why the Forest Park Playscape, Opening This Year, Will Be Much More Than a Playground

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