Things to do with kids in St. Louis

Boo at the Zoo Nights
Friday, October 14, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Sunday, October 16, 2022

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged.

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St. Louis County Library's Little Readers Festival

Celebrate reading at the Little Readers Festival. This free event features a variety of activities and performances, and kids ages 5 and under will receive free books and shaved ice. Activities will be provided by Ready Readers, the Animal Protective Association, St. Louis Cardinals, Nine Network, Florissant Fire Departments, We Stories, and others. Guests will also enjoy performances by Ms. Libby and storytime with Elephant and Piggie.

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Applefest at Eckert Farms

Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, a petting zoo and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for the whole family. There will be pony rides, a children's carnival, opportunities to feed goats and other farm animals, caramel apples, funnel cakes and more. 

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Best of Missouri Market
Friday, October 7, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden features more than 80 vendors offering handcrafted items, locally produced food, native plants, live music and local brews, plus a two-acre Kid's Corner with farm animals (like llamas, alpacas and sheep!), and a pumpkin patch with decorating let by Perennial.

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Kirkwood Greentree Festival

The annual Kirkwood Greentree Festival will be held September 16 - 18 in Kirkwood Park. This free, family festival features a parade that steps off on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. beginning at Kirkwood High School, a folk life festival featuring reenactments, entertainment and food from another era, vendor booths and kids activities.

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South Grand Fall & Music Fest

Join in on the fun at the South Grand Fall Fest. The festival will feature craft activities for kids, life-size games like gigantic Jenga, giant Connect Four, more than 70 retail vendors, live music and more.

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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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