Join in on First Art, a free art program for toddlers where the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. Dress to get messy!
Enjoy lots of fun activities to celebrate Children's Book Week at the St. Louis County Library. Library branches across the county will hold special events featuring your kids' favorite costume characters like Curious George, scavenger hunts, opportunities to make book-inspired crafts, themed parties and lots more. All events are free.
Wear pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal as you develop literacy skills during Pajama Story Time with the St. Louis County Library.
Celebrate snowy days and nights through stories, chants, movement, sensory experiences and dramatic play.
Young future doctors will get to use real medical instruments while role-playing and learning about what it is like to be a doctor. Little Doctor School is presented by Little Medical School of St. Louis.
Discovery Club is an exploration of all kinds of science! Kids ages 7-11 will navigate through the sciences with projects, experiments and activities at this free program. Themes include Newton's Laws of Motion, DIY Ice Cream, Brains, Roller Coasters and more.
Kids will go on a scavenger hunt through the library to find fun space facts and receive a small prize when they finish.
There are more than strawberries (but plenty of those too) at this festival! Kids can enjoy pony rides, carnival rides, a petting farm, wagon rides, inflatables and lots more.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
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. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.