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8 Essential Events for St. Louis Families in October

Halloween may be the ultimate October event for many families, but don’t forget that there are many other kid-friendly events taking place throughout St. Louis too. Check out our top picks for Family Fun this October.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not Opens at the Saint Louis Science Center

The iconic Robert Ripley – best known for entertaining and amazing millions with his collection of exotic artifacts and stories of the strange and bizarre – traveled to over two hundred countries during his lifetime in search of the odd, the unusual an

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Solar Viewing Day

The countdown begins for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! On August 21, 2017, the St. Louis region will experience a total solar eclipse when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun for more than two minutes. 

You and your kids can learn about the upcoming eclipse now and get ready for one of nature's most amazing events.

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NASA New Horizons: To Pluto!

Learn about the science behind NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it probes the dwarf planet and its moons at the August First Friday at the Saint Louis Science Center. First Friday will feature free hands-on activities, presentations, sci-fi trivia, sci-fi films and more.

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Throwback Thursday Film Series

Enjoy the first ever Summer Flashback Film Series for Throwback Thursdays at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater. Every Thursday through August 13, you and your family can see some of your favorite movies on the five-story giant screen.

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Makerspace Opens at the Saint Louis Science Center

Check out the new Makerspace at the Saint Louis Science Center! Makerspaces are interactive, community-oriented spaces where you can create and learn skills using a variety of different tools and materials.

In the Science Center's Makerspace you can explore science, technology, engineering and your creativity. Visitors can play, imagine, build, adapt, modify, work together and have FUN!

The Makerspace includes:

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Omnimax Movies at the Saint Louis Science Center

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. 

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Budding Artists Preschool Art Program
Monday, October 3, 2022
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

At this free art program for ages 3-6 the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. Both in-person and virtual sessions are offered.

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Kindergarten Prep
Monday, October 3, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Monday, October 10, 2022

Your child is old enough to start kindergarten, but is he or she ready? Are you? At this special presentation, both you and your child will get a brief overview of what is expected before your child even enters the classroom. You'll also receive a free backpack and school supplies. Registration is required.

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Paws for Reading from the St. Louis County Library
Monday, October 3, 2022
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Monday, October 10, 2022

Read to a friendly therapy dog from DUO Dogs, Inc. After the story, the dog's handler will answer any questions kids have about therapy dogs, pet care and more. For ages 3-11. Registration is required for this free program. 

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Join the Quest to Find 100 Turtles that have Escaped from City Museum!

Your biggest summer adventure awaits along the 128 miles of Great Rivers Greenway trails! Families are invited on the Greenway Quest to see if they can find one of 100 hand-painted turtle rocks that have been hidden along the trails in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, and even a few hidden at City Museum! Those who find the "turtles" can register them and win prizes, and you can even enter to win prizes before you start your adventure!

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